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This course serves as the principal basic music theory reference for apprentice and professional musicians. It may be used, in conjunction with academic materials, as a text for courses of instruction. It encompasses the basic aspects of sound, pitch, rhythm and musical notation.

bullet Lesson 1. Nature of Sound
bullet Lesson 2. Fundamental Notation
bullet Lesson 3. Meter
bullet Lesson 4. Rhythm
bullet Lesson 5. Scales and Tetrachords
bullet Lesson 6. Major Scales
bullet Lesson 7. Minor Scales
bullet Lesson 8. Modal Scales
bullet Lesson 9. Chromatic, Whole Tone, and Pentatonic Scales
bullet Lesson 10. Intervals
bullet Lesson 11. Triadic Chords
bullet Lesson 12. Overtone Series
bullet Lesson 13. Transposition
bullet Lesson 14. Instruments
bullet Lesson 15. Chord Symbols
bullet Lesson 16. Chord Scales
bullet Lesson 17. Swing Rhythm
bullet Lesson 18. Melody Construction
bullet Lesson 19. Extended and Altered Chords

 

bullet Manuscript Techniques
bullet Directions for Performance
bullet Italian Terms

David L. Heiserman, Editor

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Revised: June 06, 2015