Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory
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 though concise lessons, practice your music reading and writing skills in the exercises, improve your listening skills with ear training CDs, and test your knowledge with a review that completes each unit. Computer software on CD-ROM is also available with randomized drilling of the material and scorekeeping.
Written by Andrew Surmani, Karen Farnum Surname, and Morton Manus. Published by Alfred Publishing Co. Inc.
Published in three books. Available in an Alto Clef (Viola) Edition which contains exercises in that clef, in addition to exercises in the treble and bass clefs. Also available is a "Teacher's Activity Kit", which contains auxiliary activity worksheets (reproducible).
The individual books do not include answer keys, ear-training CDs, or the CD-ROMs, which are sold separably. The Complete Self-Study Course contains all three books, answer keys, and ear-training CDs (but not the CD-ROMs) in a single volume.