Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory: Book 2 Alto Clef (Viola) Edition

Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory: Book 2 Alto Clef (Viola) Edition

By Andrew Surmani, Karen Farnum Surmani, and Morton Manus Book 2 Alto Clef (Viola) Edition Item: 00-18581
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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 available ear-training CDs (sold separately), and test your knowledge with a review that completes each unit. Computer software is also available with randomized drilling of the material and scorekeeping.

This Alto Clef edition includes primarily alto clef examples, but also presents treble and bass clef examples.

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.

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.

Sample Pages


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 29: Key Signatures---The Sharp Keys
Lesson 30: Key Signatures---The Flat Keys
Ear Training for Lessons 26-30
Review of Lessons 26-30
Unit 8
Lesson 32: The Remaining Major Scales with Key Signatures
Lesson 32: Chromatic Scale
Lesson 33: Intervals
Lesson 34: Circle of Fifths
Ear Training for Lessons 31-34
Review of Lessons 31-34
Unit 9
Lesson 35: Perfect and Major Intervals
Lesson 36: Minor Intervals
Lesson 37: Augmented and Diminished Intervals
Lesson 38: Solfége and Transposition
Ear Training for Lessons 35-38
Review of Lessons 35-38
Unit 10
Lesson 39: Sixteenth Notes
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 11
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
Ear Training for Lessons 43-46
Review of Lessons 43-46
Unit 12
Lesson 47: Triads
Lesson 48: Primary and Major Triads
Lesson 49: Scale Degree Names
Lesson 50: The V-7 (Dominant 7th) Chord
Ear Training for Lessons 47-50
Review of Lessons 47-50
Glossary & Index of Terms & Symbols

Additional Information

Series: Essentials of Music Theory
Author: Andrew Surmani, Karen Farnum Surmani, Morton Manus
Format: Book
Instrumentation: Alto Clef (Viola)
Page Count: 40
Item Number: 00-18581
ISBN 10: 0-7390-0263-5
ISBN 13: 978-0-7390-0263-6
UPC: 038081177434

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