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Essentials of Music Theory - Complete Self-Study Course (With 2 Ear Training CDs)Item #: AL.00-23194
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Music Theory Book. 9x12 inches. Published by Alfred Publishing. (AL.00-23194)
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This practical, easy-to-use self-study course is perfect for pianists, guitarists, instrumentalists, vocalists, songwriters, arrangers, composers, and includes ear training CDs to help develop your musical ear. In this all-in-one theory course, you will learn the essentials of music through 75 concise lessons, practice your music reading and writing skills in the exercises, improve your listening skills with the enclosed 2 Ear Training CDs, and test your knowledge with a review that completes each of the 18 unit. Answers are included in the back of the book for all lesson, ear training and review pages. Lessons 1-25 cover Staff, Notes and Pitches; Treble and Bass Clefs; Grand Staff and Ledger Lines; Note Values; Measure, Bar Line and Double Bar; 2/4, 3/4 and 4/4 Time Signatures; Whole, Half and Quarter Notes and Rests; Dotted Half Notes and Dotted Quarter Note; Ties and Slurs; Repeat Signs, 1st and 2nd Endings; Eighth Notes and Rests; Dynamic Signs, Tempo Marks and Articulation; D.C., D.S., Coda and Fine; Flats, Sharps and Naturals; Whole and Half Steps; Enharmonic Notes. Lessons 26-50 cover Tetrachords and Major Scales, Key Signatures, Chromatic Scale, Intervals, Circle of Fifths; Perfect, Major and Minor Intervals; Augmented and Diminished Intervals; Solfege and Transposition; Sixteenth Notes and Rests; Dotted Eighth Notes, Eighth Note Triplets; Common Time and Cut Time (Alla Breve), 3/8 and 6/8 Time Signatures; Pick-up Notes and Syncopation; Primary and Major Triads, Scale Degree Names, V7 (Dominant 7th) Chord. Lessons 51-75 cover 1st and 2nd Inversions of Triads, Inversions of V7 Chords, Figured Bass, Major Chord Progressions, Minor Scales, Minor Triads; Augmented and Diminished Triads, Primary Triads in Minor Keys, Minor Chord Progressions, Modes; Harmonizing a Melody in Major and Minor Keys; Broken Chords and Arpeggiated Accompaniments; Passing and Neighboring Tones; Composing a Melody in Major and Minor Keys, 12-Bar Blues Chord Progression, Blues Scale, Motive, Phrase, Basic Forms of Music (AB, ABA and Rondo Forms).