$12.99
Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory: Complete
By Andrew Surmani, Karen Farnum Surmani, and Morton Manus
Item: 00-17234
UPC: 038081149196
ISBN 10: 0882848976
ISBN 13: 9780882848976
PRICE: $12.99
Series: Essentials of Music Theory
Category: Textbook - General
Format: Book
Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory is designed for students of any age, whether listeners or performers, who want to have a better understanding of the language of music. In this all-in-one theory course, you will learn the essentials of music through concise lessons, practice your music reading and writing skills in the exercises, improve your listening skills with the ear-training CDs (available separately or as a Book & CD combo), and test your knowledge with a review that completes each unit.

The Student Complete Book includes Books 1-3 in a spiral-bound format.

Book 1 (Lessons 1-25): Staff, Notes and Pitches * Treble & Bass Clefs * Grand Staff & Ledger Lines * Note Values * Measure, Bar Line and Double Bar * 2/4, 3/4 & 4/4 Time Signatures * Whole, Half & Quarter Notes/Rests * Dotted Half & Quarter Notes * Ties & Slurs * Repeat Sign, 1st & 2nd Endings * Eighth Notes & Rests * >Dynamic Signs, Tempo Marks & Articulation * D.C., D.S., Coda & Fine< * Flats, Sharps & Naturals * Whole & Half Step, Enharmonic Notes.

Book 2 (Lessons 25-50): Tetrachords & Major Scales * Key Signatures * Chromatic Scale * Intervals, Circle of Fifths * Perfect, Major & Minor Intervals * Augmented & Diminished Intervals * Solfège & Transposition * Sixteenth Notes & Rests * Dotted Eighth Notes & Eighth Note Triplets * Common Time & Cut Time * 3/8 & 6/8 Time Signatures * Pick-up Notes & Syncopation * Primary & Major Triads * Scale Degree Names * Dominant 7th Chord.

Book 3 (Lessons 51-75): 1st & 2nd Inversions of Triads * Inversions of V7 Chords * Figured Bass * Major Chord Progressions * Minor Scales, Minor Triads * Augmented & Diminished Triads * Primary Triads in Minor Keys * Minor Chord Progressions * Modes * Harmonizing a Melody in Major and Minor Keys * Broken Chords & Arpeggiated Accompaniments * Passing and Neighboring Tones * Composing a Melody in Major and Minor Keys * 12-Bar Blues Chord Progression & Blues Scale * Basic Forms of Music.

The complete line of Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory includes Student Books, a Teacher’s Answer Key, Ear-Training CDs, Double Bingo games, Flash Cards, Reproducible Teacher’s Activity Kits, and interactive software for students and teachers in private study, studio and network environments.
TITLE COMPOSER
Lesson 30: Key Signatures---The Flat Keys
Ear Training for Lessons 26-30
Review of Lessons 26-30
Unit 8
Lesson 73: AB (Binary) Form
Lesson 74: ABA (Ternary) Form
Lesson 75: Rondo Form
Ear Training for Lessons 72-75
Lesson 32: The Remaining Major Scales with Key Signatures
Review of Lessons 72-75
Ear Training for Lessons 1-5
Review of Lessons 1-5
Unit 2
Lesson 6: Note Values
Lesson 50: The V-7 (Dominant 7th) Chord
Ear Training for Lessons 47-50
Review of Lessons 47-50
Appendix
Lesson 1: The Staff, Notes and Pitches
Lesson 2: Treble Clef and Staff
Lesson 3: Bass Clef and Staff
Lesson 4: The Grand Staff and Ledger Lines (the middle notes)
Review of Lessons 43-46
Unit 12
Lesson 47: Triads
Lesson 48: Primary and Major Triads
Glossary & Index of Terms & Symbols
Lesson 70: 12-Bar Blues Chord Progression
Lesson 5: Ledger Lines (low and high notes)
Lesson 49: Scale Degree Names
Lesson 7: Measure, Bar Line and Double Bar
Glossary & Index of Terms & Symbols
Review of Lessons 18-21
Unit 6
Lesson 22: Flats
Lesson 23: Sharps
Lesson 65: Broken Chords and Arpeggiated Accompaniments
Lesson 66: Passing and Neighboring Tones
Lesson 67: Composing a Melody in a Major Key
Lesson 24: Naturals
Ear Training for Lessons 64-67
Lesson 25: Whole Steps, Half Steps and Enharmonic Notes
Ear Training for Lessons 22-25
Review of Lessons 22-25
Appendix
Review of Lessons 64-67
Unit 17
Lesson 68: Harmonizing a Melody in a Minor Key
Lesson 69: Composing a Melody in a Minor Key
Lesson 40: Sixteenth Rests
Lesson 41: Dotted Eighth Notes
Lesson 42: Common Time and Cut Time (Alla Breve)
Ear Training for Lessons 39-42
Review of Lessons 39-42
Unit 9
Lesson 35: Perfect and Major Intervals
Lesson 36: Minor Intervals
Lesson 37: Augmented and Diminished Intervals
Lesson 29: Key Signatures---The Sharp Keys
Lesson 72: Basic Forms of Music---Motive and Phrase
Ear Training for Lessons 18-21
Lesson 64: Harmonizing a Melody in a Major Key
Lesson 16: Eighth Rests
Review of Lessons 56-59
Lesson 11: 3/4 Time Signature
Ear Training for Lessons 51-55
Lesson 12: Dotted Half Note
Lesson 13: Ties and Slurs
Ear Training for Lessons 10-13
Review of Lessons 51-55
Unit 14
Lesson 56: Minor Scales
Lesson 18: Dynamic Signs
Lesson 62: Modes Related to the Major Scale: Ionian, Mixolydian, and Lydian
Lesson 19: Tempo Marks
Lesson 20: Articulation
Lesson 21: D.C., D.S., Coda and Fine
Lesson 63: Modes Related to the Minor Scale: Aeolian, Dorian, Phrygian, Locrian
Ear Training for Lessons 60-63
Review of Lessons 60-63
Unit 16
Unit 7
Lesson 26: Tetrachords and Major Scales
Lesson 27: The Sharp Scales---G and D Major
Lesson 28: The Flat Scales---F and B-flat Major
Lesson 71: The Blues Scale
Ear Training for Lessons 68-71
Review of Lessons 68-71
Unit 18
Review of Lessons 10-13
Lesson 57: Natural, Harmonic and Melodic Minor Scales
Unit 4
Lesson 14: Repeat Sign, 1st and 2nd Endings
Lesson 15: Eighth Notes
Lesson 58: Minor Triads
Lesson 59: Augmented and Diminished Triads
Ear Training for Lessons 56-59
Unit 15
Lesson 60: The Primary Triads in Minor Keys
Lesson 61: Minor Chord Progressions
Lesson 17: Dotted Quarter Note
Ear Training for Lessons 14-17
Review of Lessons 14-17
Unit 5
Lesson 38: Solfége and Transposition
Ear Training for Lessons 35-38
Review of Lessons 35-38
Unit 10
Lesson 39: Sixteenth Notes
Unit 3
Lesson 10: 2/4 Time Signature
Lesson 54: Figured Bass
Lesson 55: Major Chord Progressions
Lesson 8: 4/4 Time Signature and Note Values
Lesson 9: Whole, Half and Quarter Rests
Ear Training for Lessons 6-9
Review of Lessons 6-9
Unit 13
Lesson 51: Triads---1st Inversion
Lesson 52: Triads---2nd Inversion
Lesson 53: V-7 Chords---1st, 2nd and 3rd Inversions
Lesson 32: Chromatic Scale
Lesson 33: Intervals
Lesson 34: Circle of Fifths
Ear Training for Lessons 31-34
Appendix
Glossary & Index of Terms & Symbols
Review of Lessons 31-34
Unit 11
Unit 1
Ear Training for Lessons 43-46
Lesson 43: 3/8 and 6/8 Time Signatures
Lesson 44: 3/8 and 6/8 Time Signatures at Fast Tempos
Lesson 45: Eighth Note Triplets
Lesson 46: Incomplete Measures (Pick-up Notes) and Syncopation