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Theory for Busy Teens Released by Alfred Music Publishing

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Thursday, July 07, 2011

Alfred Music Publishing, the world leader in educational print music publishing since 1922, is proud to announce the release of Theory for Busy Teens, a three-level piano series designed for students who want to expand their knowledge in music theory but have limited time to do so.

Great for supplemental use in private lessons or piano class, Theory for Busy Teens Books A, B, and One include eight units on all the subjects for a well-rounded understanding of theory and it’s relation to the piano. For the busy student, graphics and examples within the lessons offer a quick and efficient way of learning. Three sections are included in each unit: The “5-Minute FYI,” an introduction to the subjects covered in the unit; the “5-Minute Daily Workout,” 5 short daily exercises that reinforce the subject matter learned; and “Extra Credit,” an additional challenge to reinforce the subject. For the teacher, study guides, a mid-term review, a final review, and extra credit are great tools to monitor and assess student progress. Tips to the teacher and student are also included, giving advice on the best ways to utilize the method.

For the late elementary to early intermediate piano player, Theory for Busy Teens Book A includes units on rhythm, intervals, major scales, major key signatures, musical terms and symbols, major triads, first inversion triads, and primary triads in major keys.

For the early intermediate piano player, Theory for Busy Teens Book B includes units on rhythm, intervals, major scales, major key signatures, musical terms and symbols, minor triads, second inversion triads, and chord progressions in major keys.

For the early intermediate to intermediate piano player, Theory for Busy Teens Book 1 includes units on rhythm, intervals, natural minor scales, minor key signatures, musical terms and symbols, augmented triads, naming triads and inversions, and chord progressions in minor keys.

Series correlates to the Piano for Busy Teens series from same authors Melody Bober, Gayle Kowalchyk, and E. L. Lancaster.

Theory for Busy Teens (00-37639, 00-37640, 00-37744) books A, B, and One are now available for $7.99 each at music retail stores and at alfred.com/piano.