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This all-in-one course is ideal for home schoolers from early beginners to advanced students. The curriculum includes concise lessons with short exercises, ear training activities and reviews. Books are available in three separate volumes or as a complete set. Ear training CD's (performed by acoustic instruments) and a Teacher's Answer Key Book are available. Best of all, supporting computer software is now available. This is a fun, interactive way to learn music. No prior musical experience is necessary.

Recommended for ages 10 through adult.

Essentials of Music Theory, Complete Book and 2 Ear Training CDsEssentials of Music Theory, Complete Book and 2 Ear Training CDs
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This all-in-one course is ideal for home schoolers from early beginners to advanced students. The curriculum includes concise lessons with short exercises, ear training activities and reviews. Two ear-training CDs are included, performed by acoustic instruments. A fun, interactive way to learn music. No prior musical experience is necessary. Recommended for ages 10 through adult. 120 pages, softcover. Spiral-bound.
     

 
Essentials of Music Theory, Teacher's Answer Key & 2 Ear Training CDsEssentials of Music Theory, Teacher's Answer Key & 2 Ear Training CDs
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This teacher's guide accompanies Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory, Books 1-3. Teacher notes are given with the student exercises reproduced with the correct answers overlaid. 121 indexed pages, softcover, spiral bound. Grade form, glossary, and Ear Training CDs 1 & 2 for Books 1, 2, & 3 included.
     

 
Essentials of Music Theory, Books 1-3Essentials of Music Theory, Books 1-3
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Music sounds lovely. Playing music sounds lovely. But what's behind the sound? Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory workbook features Books 1, 2, and 3 together in one convenient format, and covers everything from the clefs and note lengths to triads and harmonizing melodies in a minor key. Simple lessons explain the concept, show how it looks written out, and concludes with a few comprehension exercises. Ear-training worksheets are provided, however the music CDs for these lessons are sold-separately. 75 lessons; 125 pages, softcover; spiral-bound.
     

 
Essentials of Music Theory, Book 1Essentials of Music Theory, Book 1
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Designed for students of all ages, Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory teachers basic musical understandings of notation, theory and more. Book One covers staffs, notes and pitches; treble and bass clef; note value; time signatures; Dynamics; Flats, Sharps & Naturals and more. Simple instructions gently ease the beginner into comprehending the fundamentals of music. 40 pages, softcover.
     

 
Essentials of Music Theory, Book 2Essentials of Music Theory, Book 2
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Designed for students of all ages, Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory teachers basic musical understandings of notation, theory and more. Book Two covers the sharp and flat scales; key signatures; the chromatic scale; intervals & The Circle of Fifths; Perfect, Major and Minor intervals; Sixteenth notes; triads, the Dominant 7th Chord and more. Student exercises include identifying notes, transposing music from key to key, completing intervals and more. 80 pages, softcover. The Essentials of Music Theory, Ear Training CD 1 (For Books 1 & 2) may be purchased separately, and is necessary for some of the exercises.

Answers may be found in the sold-separately Essentials of Music Theory, Teacher's Answer Key for Books 1-3.
     


 
Essentials of Music Theory, Book 3Essentials of Music Theory, Book 3
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Continue working on your music theory with Alfred's Essential of Music Theory Book 3. Picking up at Unit 13/Lesson 51, lessons cover triads, the V7 chord, chord progressions, minor, natural, harmonic, & melodic minor scales; minor triads; primary triads in minor keys; Modes related to both Major and Minor scales; harmonizing a melody in a major key; broken chords and arpeggiated ac companiments, the blues scale; binary and ternary form; and ear training to help recognize these elements when used in music! Reviews are included; 120 pages, softcover. Answers are not given, but are in the sold-separately Essentials of Music Theory Teacher's Answer Key for Books 1-3.
     

 
Essentials of Music Theory, Teacher's Answer Key, Books 1-3Essentials of Music Theory, Teacher's Answer Key, Books 1-3
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This teacher's guide for Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory contains the answers for lessons and ear training exercises for Essentials of Music Theory, Book 1, Essentials of Music Theory, Book 2 and Essentials of Music Theory, Book 3. Teacher lesson pages are comprised of reproduced student pages with answers overlaid in gray; ear training pages include reduced student pages with examples listed in the margins. Grade form, glossary and index of terms and symbols is included. 122 pages, softcover with wire spiral-binding.
     

 
Essentials of Music Theory, Teacher's Activity Kit, Book 1Essentials of Music Theory, Teacher's Activity Kit, Book 1
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The Teacher's Activity Kit includes 30 reproducible activity pages, plus 6 tests to correspond to Book 1 in the series.
     

 
Essentials of Music Theory CD-Rom Student Version 2 Complete Volume 1-3 PackageEssentials of Music Theory CD-Rom Student Version 2 Complete Volume 1-3 Package
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Correlating software for the most complete music theory course ever! This all-in-one series includes concise lessons with short exercises, ear-training activities and reviews. Available in three separate volumes or as a complete set, the software includes narration, animated examples and clickable elements for aural reinforcement. Also includes randomized exercises, ear training and review answers. A glossary of all terms and symbols with definitions, pronunciations, and visual and aural examples is also included.

Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory 2.0, Vol. 1: Student Edition on CD-ROM
     


 
Essentials of Music Theory, Volume 1, Educator Version 2 CD-ROMEssentials of Music Theory, Volume 1, Educator Version 2 CD-ROM
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Turn your home into a music conservatory for your students! Twenty-five concise, interactive lessons use narration, musical examples, animation, exercises, and games to teach your child (or you) how to read music. No musical experience required.Glossary of musical terms * Spoken pronunciations * Visual and audio examples * Scored reviews to track student progress * 16MB RAM * Windows 3.1 or higher, or Macintosh
     

 
Essentials of Music Theory, Rhythm Flash CardsEssentials of Music Theory, Rhythm Flash Cards
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48 Rhythm Flash Cards covering 96 rhythm patterns, organized into 4 progressive sets. This set may be used to supplement any beginning music theory course. Correlates with Essentials of Music Theory, Book 1, and Volume 1 of the CD-ROM.
     

 
Essentials of Music Theory, Rhythm Double Bingo GameEssentials of Music Theory, Rhythm Double Bingo Game
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Reinforce your music theory lessons-and have fun-with this set of bingo games. Correlated with Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory Book 1, games can be played after completing certain units. The caller will say or clap the rhythm, which the players then repeat back, and finally mark off on their card. A winning card is achieved when a player fills a straight line of five spaces.

This set includes:

  • 35 two-sided Player Cards
  • 4 sheets of caller cards (one per game) with 24 different rhythmic patters for each of the four games (96 rhythms altogether).

    This set does NOT include tokens to cover square on the bingo cards, and must be supplied by the teacher.
         


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    Essentials of Music Theory, Note Naming Flash CardsEssentials of Music Theory, Note Naming Flash Cards
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    48 Note Naming Flash Cards covering 96 notes and rests in the treble and bass clefs. Organized into 4 progressive sets. This set may be used to supplement any beginning music theory course. Correlates with "The Essentials of Music Theory" Book 1, and Volume 1 of the CD-ROM.
         

     
    Essentials of Music Theory, Note Naming Double Bingo GameEssentials of Music Theory, Note Naming Double Bingo Game
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    Reinforce your student's recognition of the notes and rests in the treble and bass clefs with this progressive game. Correlated directly to Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory, it can also be used to supplement any beginning music program. Includes 35 double-sided player cards with 6 games on each; 4 sheets of caller cards covering 96 symbols; and instructions.
         

     
    Essentials of Music Theory, Ear Training CDs 1 & 2 (for Books 1-3)Essentials of Music Theory, Ear Training CDs 1 & 2 (for Books 1-3)
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    In order to understand music, a student must hear examples of what they are learning. No textbook can fully explain the differences between a whole and half step, a major or minor scale, or a major and dominant 7th chord.

    Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory incorporates ear training right in the textbook! Students learn new concepts in concise lessons, practice their music reading and writing skills in the exercises, improve their listening skills with these Ear Training CDs, and test their knowledge with a review that completes each unit.

    To further develop aural skills, the examples are played by a variety of acoustic instruments (piano, flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone, violin and cello). Because each instrument has its own unique tone quality, these CDs will help the music student get accustomed to more than one type of sound.
         


     
    Essentials of Music Theory, Ear Training CD 1 (for Books 1 & 2)Essentials of Music Theory, Ear Training CD 1 (for Books 1 & 2)
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    This is the Ear Training CD used to accompany the student workbooks 1 and 2 in the Essentials of Music Theory series. These ear training exercises are performed by acoustic instruments.
         

     

     
    Essentials of Jazz Theory, Book 1 & CDEssentials of Jazz Theory, Book 1 & CD
    Shelton G. Berg
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    Alred's Essentials of Jazz Theory is designed for jazz enthusiasts and musicians who want to have a better understanding of the language of jazz. To successfully navigate this all-in-one jazz theory course, you should be versed in basic music theory concepts, such as those taught in Books 1 and 2 of Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory. With this book, you will: learn the essentials of jazz music through concise lessons; practice your jazz music reading and writing skills in the exercises; improve your listening and ear training skills with the CD; and test your knowledge with a review that completes each unit. You are encouraged to play and/or sing the musical examples throughout, at first along with the enclosed recording, and then on your own.
         

     

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