Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory: Book 1 by Andrew Surmani, Karen Farnum Surmani & Morton Manus

Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory: Book 1

By Andrew Surmani, Karen Farnum Surmani & Morton Manus

  • Release Date: 2014-11-11
  • Genre: Music
Score: 3.5
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Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory: Book 1 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 included ear-training audio, and test your knowledge with a review that completes each unit. Enhanced widgets are integrated throughout this book to allow students to instantly discover music theory concepts.

Book 1 (Lessons 1-25) contains:
* Staff, Notes and Pitches
* Treble & Bass Clefs
* Grand 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
* Whole & Half Step, Enharmonic Notes

The Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory series is great for students and teachers in private study, studio and/or network environments.


  • Too short and too easy

    By Natrix79
    This is a very beginner book. The lessons don't work great on an iPhone and don't seem to give you the answers.
  • Revolutionary!

    By TMusicLVR
    Finally! An eBook that is interactive, fun, and a great way to learn music theory! This book really pushes the boundaries of music theory and is essential for anyone interested in learning music. Great for the classroom, this would be a wonderful book for all students! I’ve always loved the Essentials of Music Theory publications from Alfred, and now this is availble in such an intuitive interatcive format! You can draw, you can submit answers, you can actually interact with the book! Amazing!!! And how could it get any better? $9.99!! What a deal!! i’m going to suggest this book to all my students!!