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Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory: Complete

Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory: Complete

Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory: Complete - Comprehensive Music Theory Course for All Ages

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 ear-training CDs (available separately or as a Book & CD combo), and test your knowledge with a review that completes each unit.

Complete Course in One Book

The Student Complete Book includes Books 1-3 in a spiral-bound format. Each book builds on the previous one, providing a thorough understanding of music theory from the basics to more advanced concepts.

Detailed Lessons and Exercises

Book 1 (Lessons 1-25): Covers staff, notes and pitches, treble and bass clefs, grand staff and ledger lines, note values, time signatures, and more.

Book 2 (Lessons 25-50): Focuses on tetrachords and major scales, key signatures, chromatic scale, intervals, and more advanced topics.

Book 3 (Lessons 51-75): Delves into triads and inversions, figured bass, chord progressions, minor scales, and composing melodies.

Additional Learning Tools

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 private study, studio, and network environments.


  • Page Count: 120
  • Item Number: 00-17234
  • ISBN 10: 0-88284-897-6
  • ISBN 13: 978-0-88284-897-6
  • UPC: 038081149196