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