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Beginning Theory for Adults (The Grown-Up Approach to Music Theory). By Nathaniel Gunod. Book; CD; Reference Textbooks; Textbook - General; Theory. For Adults. 96 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.40269).
For students of piano or guitar, this fun and friendly step-by-step introduction to music theory is written with the adult learner in mind. It is both a great self-teaching book and a great method for use with an instructor. Beginning Theory for Adults covers scales, intervals, chords, and chord inversions; major and minor diatonic harmony; keys and the circle of 5ths; plus how to read music. In addition, detailed diagrams help simplify the learning process. An ear training CD and answer key is included.
- Lesson 2: Close and Far
- Lesson 3: Whole Steps and Half Steps
- Whole Steps
- Half Steps
- Lesson 4: The Musical Alphabet and Whole and Half Steps
- Lesson 5: Accidentals
- The Flat
- The Sharp
- The Natural
- Lesson 6: Accidentals and Measures
- Chapter Four
- Lesson 1: Octaves and the Chromatic Scale
- Lesson 2: Enharmonic Equivalents and the Chromatic Scale
- Lesson 3: The Major Scale
- Lesson 4: Tetrachords
- CHAPTER FIVE
- Lesson 1: Eighth Notes and Rests
- Lesson 2: Counting Eighth Notes and Rests
- Lesson 3: Dotted Half Notes
- Lesson 4: Time
- Lesson 5: Meter
- CHAPTER SIX
- Lesson 1: Keys and Key Signatures---Sharp Keys
- Key Signatures
- Lesson 2: Keys and Key Signatures---Flat Keys
- Lesson 3: All of the Sharp and Flat Keys
- CHAPTER SEVEN
- Lesson 1: Introducing Intervals
- Scale Degrees and Interval Numbers in the Major Scale
- Lesson 2: Identifying the Size of an Interval within the Major Scale
- Lesson 3: Melodic vs. Harmonic Intervals
- Lesson 4: Interval Qualities---Major and Perfect
- Lesson 5: Major and Perfect Intervals in Half Steps
- Lesson 6: Major and Perfect Intervals Associative Repertoire
- Lesson 7: Harmonic Major and Perfect Intervals---Consonance and Dissonance
- Lesson 8: The Circle of 5ths
- Lesson 9: Minor Intervals
- Lesson 10: Double Sharps and Double Flats
- Lesson 11: Augmented and Diminished Intervals
- Lesson 12: Learning to Identify Minor, Diminished and Augmented Intervals
- Lesson 13: Minor, Diminished and Augmented Melodic Intervals
- Associative Repertoire
- Lesson 14: Minor, Diminished and Augmented Harmonic Intervals
- CHAPTER EIGHT
- Lesson 1: Dotted Quarter Notes and Rests
- Lesson 2: Major Triads
- Lesson 3: Minor Triads
- Lesson 4: Diminished Triads
- Lesson 5: Augmented Triads
- Lesson 6: Diatonic Harmony
- Diatonic Harmonies of the Major Scale
- The Primary Chords
- Roman Numerals
- Lesson 7: Basics of Chord Function
- Lesson 8: The Three Chord Categories
- CHAPTER NINE
- Lesson 1: The Relative Minor
- Lesson 2: The Natural, Harmonic and Melodic Minor Scales
- Natural Minor
- Harmonic Minor
- Melodic Minor
- Lesson 3: Diatonic Minor Harmony
- Lesson 4: Circle of 5ths and Minor Keys
- CHAPTER TEN
- Lesson 1: Sixteenth Notes and Rests
- Lesson 2: Counting Sixteenth Notes and Rests
- Lesson 3: Interval Inversion
- Lesson 4: Close and Open Position Triads
- Lesson 5: Triad Inversion---1st Inversion
- Lesson 6: Triad Inversion---2nd Inversion
- Triads in C Major, 2nd Inversion, Close Position
- Lesson 7: The Sounds of Inversions
- Analyzing Triads in Inversions and Open Positions
- CHAPTER ELEVEN
- Lesson 1: Eighth-Note Triplets
- Lesson 2: Dotted Eighth Notes
- Lesson 3: The V7 Chord
- Lesson 4: Inverting the V7 Chord
- Lesson 5: The Behavior of a Dominant 7th Chord
- Answer Key
- Chapter One
- Lesson 1: What Is Music?
- Lesson 2: The Musical Alphabet and Reading Pitch (Treble)
- The Musical Alphabet
- Lesson 3: Reading Pitch (Bass)
- Lesson 4: The Grand Staff
- CHAPTER TWO
- Lesson 1: Note Values
- Lesson 2: Measures and Time Signatures
- Lesson 3: Rests (Whole/Half/Quarter)
- Lesson 4: Ties and Slurs
- CHAPTER THREE
- Lesson 1: Ledger Lines
Beginning Theory for Adults
The Grown-Up Approach to Music Theory
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Beginning Theory for Adults
The Grown-Up Approach to Music Theory
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