Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory: Software, Version 3 CD-ROM Student Version, Volume 1
By Andrew Surmani, Karen Farnum Surmani, and Morton Manus
Essentials of Music Theory
Textbook - General
The award-winning theory software, Alfred’s Essential’s of Music Theory, is now available in a new and updated Version 3! This software features a fresh new interface and more activities to teach students everything they need to know about music theory.
The Student Version includes narration and animation of music theory concepts through lessons, exercises, games, tests and ear training with recordings of a variety of acoustic instruments to motivate students while strengthening musical skills. The program includes randomized exercises, ear training and graded reviews for each unit. A complete glossary of musical terms and symbols with written definitions, pronunciations and visual/aural examples is also included.
The Student Version is intended for use by one user at a time, and is ideal for private study or when tracking progress for other users is not necessary. Appropriate for ages 8 to Adult. PC/Mac compatible.
Volume 1 (Lessons 1-25):
Treble & Bass Clefs
* 4/4, 3/4 & 2/4 Time Signatures
* Flats, Sharps & Naturals
* Whole & Half Steps
* Dynamic Signs, Temp Markings & Articulation
* Up to Eighth Notes & Rests
Volume 2 (Lessons 25-50):
* Key Signatures
* Circle of Fifths
* 3/8 & 6/8 Time Signatures
* Triads & V7 Chords
Volume 3 (Lessons 51-75):
1st & 2nd Inversions of Triads
* Figured Bass
* Chord Progressions
* Minor Scales & Triads
* Harmonizing & Composing Melodies
* 12-Bar Blues Chord Progression & Blues Scale
* Basic Forms of Music
The complete curriculum 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.
Windows 7, Vista, XP - Intel Pentium 3 1GHz or faster
* Macintosh OS X 10.4 - Intel Core Duo 1.83GHz or Power PC (G4 1GHz or faster)
* 400MB hard drive space, 512MB RAM
* Speakers or headphones