$34.95
Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory: Complete Alto Clef (Viola) Edition
By Andrew Surmani, Karen Farnum Surmani, and Morton Manus
Item: 00-27642
UPC: 038081300191
ISBN 10: 0739045482
ISBN 13: 9780739045480
PRICE: $34.95
Series: Essentials of Music Theory
Category: Textbook - General
Format: Comb Bound Book & 2 CDs
Instrumentation: Alto Clef (Viola)
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 (included with this item), 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
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 & Arpeggiated Accompaniments
Passing and Neighboring Tones
Composing a Melody in Major and Minor Keys
12-Bar Blues Chord Progression & Blues Scale
Basic Forms of Music

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.
TITLE COMPOSER
Lesson 1: The Staff, Notes and Pitches
Review of Lessons 43-46
Review of Lessons 35-38
Lesson 51: Triads---1st Inversion
Lesson 52: Triads---2nd Inversion
Lesson 53: V-7 Chords---1st, 2nd and 3rd Inversions
Lesson 54: Figured Bass
Lesson 34: Circle of Fifths
Lesson 74: ABA (Ternary) Form
Lesson 28: The Flat Scales---F and B-flat Major
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
Appendix
Ear Training for Lessons 68-71
Glossary & Index of Terms & Symbols
Unit 7
Lesson 26: Tetrachords and Major Scales
Lesson 27: The Sharp Scales---G and D Major
Review of Lessons 68-71
Unit 18
Lesson 72: Basic Forms of Music---Motive and Phrase
Lesson 73: AB (Binary) Form
Lesson 20: Articulation
Lesson 21: D.C., D.S., Coda and Fine
Unit 16
Lesson 64: Harmonizing a Melody in a Major Key
Review of Lessons 14-17
Unit 5
Lesson 18: Dynamic Signs
Lesson 19: Tempo Marks
Ear Training for Lessons 60-63
Review of Lessons 60-63
Lesson 44: 3/8 and 6/8 Time Signatures at Fast Tempos
Lesson 45: Eighth Note Triplets
Lesson 46: Incomplete Measures (Pick-up Notes) and Syncopation
Ear Training for Lessons 43-46
Unit 1
Lesson 23: Sharps
Unit 17
Unit 14
Lesson 10: 2/4 Time Signature
Unit 3
Ear Training for Lessons 51-55
Review of Lessons 51-55
Lesson 75: Rondo Form
Ear Training for Lessons 72-75
Review of Lessons 72-75
Appendix
Lesson 29: Key Signatures---The Sharp Keys
Lesson 30: Key Signatures---The Flat Keys
Ear Training for Lessons 26-30
Review of Lessons 26-30
Glossary & Index of Terms & Symbols
Lesson 33: Intervals
Unit 8
Lesson 32: The Remaining Major Scales with Key Signatures
Lesson 32: Chromatic Scale
Lesson 36: Minor Intervals
Lesson 37: Augmented and Diminished Intervals
Lesson 38: Solfége and Transposition
Ear Training for Lessons 35-38
Unit 10
Lesson 39: Sixteenth Notes
Lesson 40: Sixteenth Rests
Lesson 41: Dotted Eighth Notes
Lesson 42: Common Time and Cut Time (Alla Breve)
Lesson 57: Natural, Harmonic and Melodic Minor Scales
Lesson 58: Minor Triads
Lesson 59: Augmented and Diminished Triads
Lesson 12: Dotted Half Note
Lesson 13: Ties and Slurs
Ear Training for Lessons 10-13
Review of Lessons 10-13
Ear Training for Lessons 56-59
Lesson 62: Modes Related to the Major Scale: Ionian, Mixolydian, and Lydian
Lesson 17: Dotted Quarter Note
Review of Lessons 56-59
Unit 15
Lesson 60: The Primary Triads in Minor Keys
Lesson 61: Minor Chord Progressions
Unit 4
Lesson 14: Repeat Sign, 1st and 2nd Endings
Lesson 15: Eighth Notes
Lesson 16: Eighth Rests
Review of Lessons 18-21
Unit 6
Lesson 22: Flats
Lesson 66: Passing and Neighboring Tones
Lesson 67: Composing a Melody in a Major Key
Ear Training for Lessons 64-67
Review of Lessons 64-67
Lesson 11: 3/4 Time Signature
Lesson 56: Minor Scales
Lesson 24: Naturals
Lesson 25: Whole Steps, Half Steps and Enharmonic Notes
Ear Training for Lessons 22-25
Review of Lessons 22-25
Lesson 68: Harmonizing a Melody in a Minor Key
Lesson 69: Composing a Melody in a Minor Key
Lesson 70: 12-Bar Blues Chord Progression
Lesson 71: The Blues Scale
Review of Lessons 6-9
Lesson 55: Major Chord Progressions
Lesson 65: Broken Chords and Arpeggiated Accompaniments
Ear Training for Lessons 18-21
Ear Training for Lessons 31-34
Review of Lessons 31-34
Unit 9
Lesson 35: Perfect and Major Intervals
Lesson 6: Note Values
Unit 13
Ear Training for Lessons 39-42
Review of Lessons 39-42
Unit 11
Lesson 43: 3/8 and 6/8 Time Signatures
Ear Training for Lessons 47-50
Review of Lessons 47-50
Appendix
Glossary & Index of Terms & Symbols
Lesson 5c: Alto Clef Ledger Lines
Ear Training for Lessons 1-5
Review of Lessons 1-5
Unit 2
Lesson 63: Modes Related to the Minor Scale: Aeolian, Dorian, Phrygian, Locrian
Ear Training for Lesson 14-17
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)
Unit 12
Lesson 47: Triads
Lesson 48: Primary and Major Triads
Lesson 49: Scale Degree Names
Lesson 5b: Alto Clef and Staff
Lesson 50: The V-7 (Dominant 7th) Chord