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

By Andrew Surmani

Alfred's necessities of tune idea is designed for college students of any age, even if listeners or performers, who are looking to have a greater realizing of the language of track. during this all-in-one conception direction, you are going to examine the necessities of track via concise classes, perform your tune interpreting and writing talents within the workouts, increase your listening abilities with the ear-training CDs (available individually or as a booklet & CD combo), and attempt your wisdom with a overview that completes each one unit.

The pupil whole ebook comprises Books 1-3 in a spiral-bound layout.

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

Book 2 (Lessons 25-50): Tetrachords & significant Scales
* Key Signatures
* Chromatic Scale
* durations, Circle of Fifths
* ideal, significant & Minor periods
* Augmented & decreased periods
* 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
* fundamental & 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
* basic 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
* easy kinds of tune.

The whole line of Alfred's necessities of song thought comprises scholar Books, a Teacher's resolution Key, Ear-Training CDs, Double Bingo video games, Flash playing cards, Reproducible Teacher's task Kits, and interactive software program for college students and academics in deepest learn, studio and community environments.

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