ISBN 0882848976. With introductory text, instructional text, musical examples and glossary. General Theory. 9x12 inches.
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. The Student Complete Book includes Books 1-3 in a spiral-bound format. Book 1 (Lessons 1-25): Staff, Notes and Pitches Treble and Bass Clefs Grad Staff and Ledger Lines Note Values Measure, Bar Line and Double Bar 2/4, 3/4 and 4/4 Time Signatures Whole, Half and Quarter Notes/Rests Dotted Half and Quarter Notes Ties and Slurs Repeat Sign, 1st and 2nd Endings Eighth Notes and Rests Dynamic Signs, Tempo Marks and Articulation D.C., D.S., Coda and Fine Flats, Sharps and Naturals