Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory, Complete by Andrew Surmani

By Andrew Surmani

Alfred's necessities of tune thought is designed for college kids of any age, no matter if listeners or performers, who are looking to have a greater figuring out of the language of tune. during this all-in-one thought path, you'll study the necessities of tune via concise classes, perform your song interpreting and writing talents within the workouts, enhance your listening abilities with the ear-training CDs (available individually or as a booklet & CD combo), and attempt your wisdom with a assessment that completes each one unit.

The scholar entire ebook comprises Books 1-3 in a spiral-bound structure.

Book 1 (Lessons 1-25): employees, Notes and Pitches
* Treble & Bass Clefs
* Grand employees & Ledger traces
* observe Values
* degree, Bar Line and Double Bar
* 2/4, 3/4 & 4/4 Time Signatures
* complete, part & area Notes/Rests
* Dotted part & region Notes
* Ties & Slurs
* Repeat signal, 1st & 2d Endings
* 8th Notes & Rests
* Dynamic indicators, pace Marks & Articulation
* D.C., D.S., Coda & fantastic
* residences, Sharps & Naturals
* entire & part Step, Enharmonic Notes.

Book 2 (Lessons 25-50): Tetrachords & significant Scales
* Key Signatures
* Chromatic Scale
* periods, Circle of Fifths
* ideal, significant & Minor durations
* Augmented & lowered durations
* Solfège & Transposition
* 16th Notes & Rests
* Dotted 8th Notes & 8th word Triplets
* universal Time & minimize Time
* 3/8 & 6/8 Time Signatures
* Pick-up Notes & Syncopation
* basic & significant Triads
* Scale measure Names
* Dominant seventh Chord.

Book three (Lessons 51-75): 1st & 2d Inversions of Triads
* Inversions of V7 Chords
* Figured Bass
* significant Chord Progressions
* Minor Scales, Minor Triads
* Augmented & reduced Triads
* fundamental Triads in Minor Keys
* Minor Chord Progressions
* Modes
* Harmonizing a Melody in significant and Minor Keys
* damaged Chords & Arpeggiated Accompaniments
* Passing and Neighboring Tones
* Composing a Melody in significant and Minor Keys
* 12-Bar Blues Chord development & Blues Scale
* uncomplicated kinds of tune.

The entire line of Alfred's necessities of song idea comprises scholar Books, a Teacher's resolution Key, Ear-Training CDs, Double Bingo video games, Flash playing cards, Reproducible Teacher's job Kits, and interactive software program for college kids and academics in inner most research, studio and community environments.

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