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Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory, Book 1

Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory, Book 1 composed by Andrew Surmani and Morton Manus. Reference Textbooks; Textbook - General; Theory. Essentials of Music Theory. Book. 40 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.17231).

ISBN 0882848941.

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 1 (Lessons 1-25): Staff, Notes and Pitches * Treble & Bass Clefs * Grad 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.

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.

  • Unit 1 
  • 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) 
  • Lesson 5: Ledger Lines (low and high notes) 
  • Ear Training for Lessons 1-5 
  • Review of Lessons 1-5 
  • Unit 2 
  • Lesson 6: Note Values 
  • Lesson 7: Measure, Bar Line and Double Bar 
  • 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 
  • Lesson 25: Whole Steps, Half Steps and Enharmonic Notes 
  • Ear Training for Lessons 22-25 
  • Review of Lessons 22-25 
  • Appendix 
  • Glossary & Index of Terms & Symbols 
  • Unit 3 
  • Lesson 10: 2/4 Time Signature 
  • Lesson 11: 3/4 Time Signature 
  • Lesson 12: Dotted Half Note 
  • Lesson 13: Ties and Slurs 
  • Ear Training for Lessons 10-13 
  • Review of Lessons 10-13 
  • Unit 4 
  • Lesson 14: Repeat Sign, 1st and 2nd Endings 
  • Lesson 15: Eighth Notes 
  • Lesson 16: Eighth Rests 
  • Lesson 17: Dotted Quarter Note 
  • Ear Training for Lessons 14-17 
  • Review of Lessons 14-17 
  • Unit 5 
  • Lesson 18: Dynamic Signs 
  • Lesson 19: Tempo Marks 
  • Lesson 20: Articulation 
  • Lesson 21: D.C., D.S., Coda and Fine 
  • Ear Training for Lessons 18-21 
  • Review of Lessons 18-21 
  • Unit 6 
  • Lesson 22: Flats 
  • Lesson 23: Sharps 
  • Lesson 24: Naturals 

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  • March 01, 2012 Good Intro to Theory

    I am using this book for a theory class for my piano students. I really like the way Alfred put it together. It begins with the basics - as if you knew no music - then continues to give you a simple understanding of note-reading, counting, expression, and accidentals.

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