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Essentials of Music Theory: Book 1 (Book)

By Andrew Surmani, Karen Farnum Surmani, and Morton Manus
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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 PitchesTreble & Bass ClefsGrad Staff & Ledger LinesNote ValuesMeasure, Bar Line and Double Bar2/4, 3/4 & 4/4 Time SignaturesWhole, Half & Quarter Notes/RestsDotted Half & Quarter NotesTies & SlursRepeat Sign, 1st & 2nd EndingsEighth Notes & RestsDynamic Signs, Tempo Marks & ArticulationD.C., D.S., Coda & FineFlats, Sharps & NaturalsWhole & Half Step, Enharmonic NotesThe 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.

Song List:

  • Appendix
  • Ear Training For Lessons 1-5
  • Ear Training For Lessons 10-13
  • Ear Training For Lessons 14-17
  • Ear Training For Lessons 18-21
  • Ear Training For Lessons 22-25
  • Ear Training For Lessons 6-9
  • Glossary & Index Of Terms & Symbols
  • Lesson 1: The Staff, Notes And Pitches
  • Lesson 10: 2/4 Time Signature
  • Lesson 11: 3/4 Time Signature
  • Lesson 12: Dotted Half Note
  • Lesson 13: Ties And Slurs
  • Lesson 14: Repeat Sign, 1st And 2nd Endings
  • Lesson 15: Eighth Notes
  • Lesson 16: Eighth Rests
  • Lesson 17: Dotted Quarter Note
  • Lesson 18: Dynamic Signs
  • Lesson 19: Tempo Marks
  • Lesson 2: Treble Clef And Staff
  • Lesson 20: Articulation
  • Lesson 21: D.c., D.s., Coda And Fine
  • Lesson 22: Flats
  • Lesson 23: Sharps
  • Lesson 24: Naturals
  • Lesson 25: Whole Steps, Half Steps And Enharmonic Notes
  • 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 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
  • Review Of Lessons 1-5
  • Review Of Lessons 10-13
  • Review Of Lessons 14-17
  • Review Of Lessons 18-21
  • Review Of Lessons 22-25
  • Review Of Lessons 6-9
  • Unit 1
  • Unit 2
  • Unit 3
  • Unit 4
  • Unit 5
  • Unit 6

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Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Catalogue Number: 00-17231
Northwest Product Number: 117-0500-00-002

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