Music Theory Training Course Manual
This is a practical guide to music theory.
* 495 Pages
* 4 Courses
* 38 Chapters
Music Theory Training Manual 1 - Basic Music (239 Pages)
Chapter 1 - Nature of Sound
Characteristics of a Musical Sound
Chapter 2 - Fundamental Notation
Notation of Pitch, Notation of Duration
Chapter 3 - Meter
The Beat, Meter or Time Signature, Composite Meter, Metrical Stress Exceptions.
Chapter 4 - Rhythm
Regular Rhythm, Irregular Rhythm, Rhythmic Phrase Initiation and Completion, Related Meters, Equivalent Meters
Chapter 5 - Scales and Tetrachords
Scales, Tetrachords, Scale Construction Using Tetrachords
Chapter 6 - Major Scales
Sharp Scales, Flat Scales, Keys and Major Key Signatures, Circle of Major Keys, Enharmonic Keys, Names of Scale Degrees, Scale Degree Activity in Major.
Chapter 7 - Minor Scales
Natural Minor Scale, Harmonic Minor Scales and Keys, Melodic Minor Scales and Keys, Circle of Minor Keys, Relative and Parallel Keys.
Chapter 8 - Modal Scales
Lydian, Ionian, Mixolydian, Dorian, Aeolian, Phrygian, Locrian, Comparison of Modal Scale Degrees to Major Scale Degrees
Chapter 9 - Chromatic, Whole Tone, and Pentatonic Scales
Chromatic Scale, Whole Tone Scale, Pentatonic Scales.
Chapter 10 - Intervals
Qualities of Intervals, Interval Quality Relationships, Enharmonic Intervals, Inversion of Simple Intervals, Compounding and Reducing Intervals, Consonant and Dissonant Intervals, Diatonic and Chromatic Intervals.
Chapter 11 - Triadic Chords
Major Triad, Minor Triad, Augmented Triad, Diminished Triad, Consonant and Dissonant Triads, Inversion of Triads, Diatonic Triads in Major and Minor Keys.
Chapter 12 - Overtone Series
Characteristics of a Vibrating String, The Overtone Series, The Overtone Series and Timbre.
Chapter 13 - Transposition
Transposition by Scale Degree, Transposition by Interval, Transposition by Change of Key Signature.
Chapter 14 - Instruments
Woodwinds, Transverse Woodwinds, Double Reed Instruments, Single Reed Instruments (Clarinets, Saxophones), Brasswinds (Treble Clef Brass, Bass Clef Brass), Percussion (Indefinite Pitch Percussion, Definite Pitch Percussion), Keyboard, Rhythm Section Strings.
Chapter 15 - Chord Symbols
Chord Symbol Interpretation, Chord Structures.
Chapter 16 - Chord Scales
Major Sixth and Major Seventh Chord Scales, Minor Sixth and Minor/Major Seventh Chord Scales, Dominant Seventh Chord Scales, Minor Seventh Chord Scales, Minor Seventh (Flat Five) Chord Scales, Augmented Seventh Chord Scales, Diminished Seventh Chord Scales, The Blues Scale, Pentatonic Scales.
Chapter 17 - Swing Rhythm
Anticipation, Divided Beat in Swing Time, Short Percussive Note, Long Percussive Note.
Chapter 18 - Melody Construction
Chord Tones, Approach Tones.
Chapter 19 - Extended and Altered Chords
The Ninth, The Eleventh, The Thirteenth, Specified Bass Note.
Appendix A - Manuscript Techniques
Clef Signs, Key Signatures, Time Signatures, Leger Lines, Noteheads, Stems, Flats, Beams, Dots, Spacing, Ties, Slurs, Rests, Numerals, Repeat Signs, Accidentals, Directions for Performance, Rehearsal Signs, Proofreading.
Appendix B - Directions for Performance
Musical Abbreviations, Melodic Ornaments, Articulations and Accents, Jazz Expressive Devices, Tempo Indications, Dynamic Indications, Italian Terms (Three Lists).
Appendix C - Italian Terms
Explanation of Suffixes, Listing.
Music Theory Training Manual 2 - Basic Music II (61 Pages)
Appendix D - Form in Music with List of Terms
Appendix E - Media
Appendix F - Conducting for Instrumentalists
Music Theory Training Manual 3 - Harmony (109 Pages)
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Principles of Writing
Scale Degree Function
Primary and Secondary Triads
Chapter 2 - Melody Writing
Types of Motion
Chapter 3 - Vertical Structures
Adjacent Voice Spacing
Low Interval Limits
Chapter 4 - Voice Motion
Chapter 5 - Root Position Primary Triads
Connecting Primary Triads
Analysis and Figured Bass
Chapter 6 - Inversions of Primary Triads
Types of Second Inversions
Chapter 7 - Dominant Seventh Chords
Approaching the Seventh
Figured Bass and Doubling
Chapter 8 - Non-Harmonic Tones
Diatonic Passing Tone
Accented Passing Tone
Chromatic Passing Tone
Double Passing Tone (melodic)
Chromatically Altered Passing Tone
Simultaneous Non-Harmonic Tones
Chapter 9 - Secondary Triads
Leading Tone Triad
Common Function Succession
Subtonic Scale Degree
Chapter 10 - Diatonic Seventh
Leading Tone Seventh
Diatonic Seventh Sequence
Chapter 11 - Extensions on Diatonic Chords
Chapter 12 - Simple Modulation
Chapter 13 - Secondary Chords
Secondary Leading Tone Chords
Chapter 14 - Borrowed Chords
Borrowed from Minor
Borrowed from Major
Chapter 15 - Chromatic Alterations
Chapter 16 - Augmented Sixth Chords
Chapter 17 - Neapolitan Sixth Chord
Chapter 18 - Advanced Modulation
Diatonic to Diatonic
Diatonic to Chromatic
Chromatic to Diatonic
Chromatic to Chromatic
Change of Mode
Music Theory Training Manual 4 - Ear Training Manual for Musicians (91 Pages)
The Divided Beat in Simple Time
The Major Triad in Numeral Notation
The Divided Beat in Compound Time
The Major Triad in Staff Notation
The Subdivided Beat in Simple Time
The Minor Triad in Numeral Notation
The Minor Triad in Staff Notation
The Subdivided Beat in Compound Time
Major and Minor Scale Activities
Syncopation Involving Beat and Divided Beat in Simple and Compound Times
Intervals and Triads
Diatonic Major and Minor Melodies in Simple and Compound Times
with Divided Beat and Leaps of Thirds in Tonic Triad.
Diatonic Major and Minor Melodies in Simple and Compound Times with Subdivided Beat and Leaps of Thirds and Fourths.
Diatonic Major and Minor Melodies in Simple and Compound Times with Syncopation and Leaps of Thirds, Fourths, Fifths, Sixths, and Octaves.
Non Diatonic Melodies in Simple and Compound Times with Divided Beat, Subdivided Beat, and Syncopation. Melodies Contain Leaps of Thirds, Fourths, Fifths, Sixths, and Octaves.
Time Beating Patterns