Beginning Theory for Adults

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Book/CD set. For students of piano or guitar, this friendly step-by-step method makes music theory an enjoyable experience. Covers scales, intervals, chords, and chord inversions; major and minor diatonic harmony; keys and the circle of 5ths; plus how to read music. Lots of exercises for testing your knowledge. Detailed diagrams, ear-training CD and an answer key are included. 96 pp.   More Details...
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Contents:

Introduction

CHAPTER ONE

  • Lesson 1: What Is Music?
  • Pitch
  • Time
  • Lesson 2: The Musical Alphabet and Reading Pitch (Treble)
  • Notes
  • The Musical Alphabet
  • Lesson 3: Reading Pitch (Bass)
  • Lesson 4: The Grand Staff

CHAPTER TWO

  • Lesson 1: Note Values
  • Lesson 2: Measures and Time Signatures
  • Lesson 3: Rests (Whole/Half/Quarter)
  • Lesson 4: Ties and Slurs
  • Ties
  • Slurs

CHAPTER THREE

  • Lesson 1: Ledger Lines
  • Lesson 2: Close and Far
  • Lesson 3: Whole Steps and Half Steps
  • Whole Steps
  • Half Steps
  • Lesson 4: The Musical Alphabet and Whole and Half Steps
  • Lesson 5: Accidentals
  • The Flat
  • The Sharp
  • The Natural
  • Lesson 6: Accidentals and Measures

CHAPTER FOUR

  • Lesson 1: Octaves and the Chromatic Scale
  • Lesson 2: Enharmonic Equivalents and the Chromatic Scale
  • Lesson 3: The Major Scale
  • Lesson 4: Tetrachords

CHAPTER FIVE

  • Lesson 1: Eighth Notes and Rests
  • Lesson 2: Counting Eighth Notes and Rests
  • Lesson 3: Dotted Half Notes
  • Lesson 4: Time
  • Lesson 5: Meter

CHAPTER SIX

  • Lesson 1: Keys and Key Signatures---Sharp Keys
  • Keys
  • Key Signatures
  • Lesson 2: Keys and Key Signatures---Flat Keys
  • Lesson 3: All of the Sharp and Flat Keys

CHAPTER SEVEN

  • Lesson 1: Introducing Intervals
  • Scale Degrees and Interval Numbers in the Major Scale
  • Lesson 2: Identifying the Size of an Interval within the Major Scale
  • Lesson 3: Melodic vs. Harmonic Intervals
  • Lesson 4: Interval Qualities---Major and Perfect
  • Lesson 5: Major and Perfect Intervals in Half Steps
  • Lesson 6: Major and Perfect Intervals Associative Repertoire
  • Lesson 7: Harmonic Major and Perfect Intervals---Consonance and Dissonance
  • Lesson 8: The Circle of 5ths
  • Lesson 9: Minor Intervals
  • Lesson 10: Double Sharps and Double Flats
  • Lesson 11: Augmented and Diminished Intervals
  • Lesson 12: Learning to Identify Minor, Diminished and Augmented Intervals
  • Lesson 13: Minor, Diminished and Augmented Melodic Intervals
  • Associative Repertoire
  • Lesson 14: Minor, Diminished and Augmented Harmonic Intervals

CHAPTER EIGHT

  • Lesson 1: Dotted Quarter Notes and Rests
  • Lesson 2: Major Triads
  • Lesson 3: Minor Triads
  • Lesson 4: Diminished Triads
  • Lesson 5: Augmented Triads
  • Lesson 6: Diatonic Harmony
  • Diatonic Harmonies of the Major Scale
  • The Primary Chords
  • Roman Numerals
  • Lesson 7: Basics of Chord Function
  • The Primary Chords
  • Tonic
  • Dominant
  • Subdominant
  • Lesson 8: The Three Chord Categories

CHAPTER NINE

  • Lesson 1: The Relative Minor
  • Lesson 2: The Natural, Harmonic and Melodic Minor Scales
  • Natural Minor
  • Harmonic Minor
  • Melodic Minor
  • Lesson 3: Diatonic Minor Harmony
  • Lesson 4: Circle of 5ths and Minor Keys

CHAPTER TEN

  • Lesson 1: Sixteenth Notes and Rests
  • Lesson 2: Counting Sixteenth Notes and Rests
  • Lesson 3: Interval Inversion
  • Lesson 4: Close and Open Position Triads
  • Lesson 5: Triad Inversion---1st Inversion
  • Lesson 6: Triad Inversion---2nd Inversion
  • Triads in C Major, 2nd Inversion, Close Position
  • Lesson 7: The Sounds of Inversions
  • Analyzing Triads in Inversions and Open Positions

CHAPTER ELEVEN

  • Lesson 1: Eighth-Note Triplets
  • Lesson 2: Dotted Eighth Notes
  • Lesson 3: The V7 Chord
  • Lesson 4: Inverting the V7 Chord
  • Lesson 5: The Behavior of a Dominant 7th Chord

Answer Key