Essentials of Music Theory: Complete Alto Clef, Viola Edition
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.
This Alto Clef edition includes primarily alto clef examples, but also presents treble and bass clef examples. The Student Complete Book includes Books 1-3 in a spiral-bound format. The comb binding creates a lay-flat book that is perfect for study and performance.
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.
Book 2 (Lessons 25-50): Tetrachords & Major Scales * Key Signatures * Chromatic Scale * Intervals, Circle of Fifths * Perfect, Major & Minor Intervals * Augmented & Diminished Intervals * Solfège & Transposition * Sixteenth Notes & Rests * Dotted Eighth Notes & Eighth Note Triplets * Common Time & Cut Time * 3/8 & 6/8 Time Signatures * Pick-up Notes & Syncopation * Primary & Major Triads * Scale Degree Names * Dominant 7th Chord.
Book 3 (Lessons 51-75): 1st & 2nd Inversions of Triads * Inversions of V7 Chords * Figured Bass * Major Chord Progressions * Minor Scales, Minor Triads * Augmented & Diminished Triads * Primary Triads in Minor Keys * Minor Chord Progressions * Modes * Harmonizing a Melody in Major and Minor Keys * Broken Chords & Arpeggiat
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Contents Ear Training for Lessons 15
5 Time Signature
Repeat Sign 1st and 2nd Endings
Glossary Index of Terms Symbols
16th notes 1st inversion 2nd inversion 3rd inversions 5th scale degrees 7th scale 8th notes alto clef augmented beats per measure blues scale chord progression chord symbols chord tone chromatic scale Circle clap the rhythm close position correct number Count and clap dotted double bar EAR TRAINING flat sign G major grand staff half note half rest harmonic minor scale indicated J J J key signature keynote letter names Listen major 3rd major interval major scale major triad minor 3rd minor key missing notes Mixolydian mode natural minor scale neighboring tone non-harmonic tones number of beats octave perfect 5th played twice primary triads quarter note quarter rests receives 1 beat REVIEW OF LESSONS Roman numerals root position scale degrees sharp signs solfege Song stems tetrachord tonic Track TRAINING FOR LESSONS treble clef V7 chord whole note whole rest whole step Write the chord Write the notes