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Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory, Book 1

Alto Clef (Viola) Edition

By Morton Manus

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Alto Clef (Viola)
Book 1. Alto Clef (Viola) Edition. Composed by Morton Manus, Karen Farnum Surmani, and Andrew Surmani. NAMM Best in Show; Parents' Choice; Reference Textbooks; Textbook - General; Theory; iParenting Media Award. Essentials of Music Theory. Book. 44 pages. Alfred Music #00-18580. Published by Alfred Music (AP.18580).

Item Number: AP.18580

ISBN 9780739002629. English.

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.

This Alto Clef edition includes primarily alto clef examples, but also presents treble and bass clef examples.

Book 1 (Lessons 1-25): Staff, Notes and Pitches * Treble & Bass Clefs * Grand 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) 
  • Lesson 5b: Alto Clef and Staff 
  • Lesson 5c: Alto Clef Ledger Lines 
  • 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 
  • 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 Lesson 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 
  • 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 
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