Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory: Book 3

Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory: Book 3

By Andrew Surmani, Karen Farnum Surmani, and Morton Manus Book Item: 00-17233
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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.

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.

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Unit 13
Lesson 51: Triads---1st Inversion
Lesson 52: Triads---2nd Inversion
Lesson 53: V-7 Chords---1st, 2nd and 3rd Inversions
Lesson 54: Figured Bass
Lesson 55: Major Chord Progressions
Ear Training for Lessons 51-55
Review of Lessons 51-55
Unit 14
Lesson 56: Minor Scales
Lesson 57: Natural, Harmonic and Melodic Minor Scales
Lesson 58: Minor Triads
Lesson 59: Augmented and Diminished Triads
Ear Training for Lessons 56-59
Review of Lessons 56-59
Unit 15
Lesson 60: The Primary Triads in Minor Keys
Lesson 61: Minor Chord Progressions
Lesson 62: Modes Related to the Major Scale: Ionian, Mixolydian, and Lydian
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
Lesson 64: Harmonizing a Melody in a Major Key
Lesson 65: Broken Chords and Arpeggiated Accompaniments
Lesson 66: Passing and Neighboring Tones
Lesson 67: Composing a Melody in a Major Key
Ear Training for Lessons 64-67
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 70: 12-Bar Blues Chord Progression
Lesson 71: The Blues Scale
Ear Training for Lessons 68-71
Review of Lessons 68-71
Unit 18
Lesson 72: Basic Forms of Music---Motive and Phrase
Lesson 73: AB (Binary) Form
Lesson 74: ABA (Ternary) Form
Lesson 75: Rondo Form
Ear Training for Lessons 72-75
Review of Lessons 72-75
Glossary & Index of Terms & Symbols

Additional Information

Series: Essentials of Music Theory
Author: Andrew Surmani, Karen Farnum Surmani, Morton Manus
Format: Book
Page Count: 40
Item Number: 00-17233
ISBN 10: 0-88284-896-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-88284-896-9
UPC: 038081149189

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