Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory
Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory. By Andrew Surmani, Karen Farnum Surmani and Morton Manus. Published by Alfred.
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. Published in three progressive volumes.
For violists are Alto Clef Editions which contain exercises in alto, treble, and bass clefs (the standard editions contain exercises in treble and bass clefs alone.)
Also available are two Teacher's Activity Kits, correlated with Books 1 and 2, which contain reproducible worksheets and tests. Rhythm Bingo, a progressively graded rhythm identification game, is yet another valuable classroom resource.
The individual books do not include answer keys or ear-training CDs, which are sold separably. The Complete Self-Study Course contains all three books, the answer keys, and the ear-training CDs in a single volume.