Theory for Busy Teens released by Alfred Music Publishing
(ShackMan | Posted 2011-07-13)
There is no topic that any student I've had more fears than music theory, though I feel they shouldn't hardly be. Truth is, it can easily feel tedious, boring, and time-consuming. Realizing this, Alfred Music Publishing, the world leader in educational print music publishing since 1922, is proud to announce the release of ,b>Theory for Busy Teens, a three-level piano series designed for students who want to expand their knowledge in music theory but have limited time to do so.
While the books are geared toward the piano player, any instrumentalist can get a great deal of worth out of these books. This is especially true for vocalists looking to increase their ability to sight-sing and understand transpositions and piano accompaniment.
For the late elementary to early intermediate piano player, Theory for Busy Teens Book A includes units on rhythm, intervals, major scales, major key signatures, musical terms and symbols, major triads, first inversion triads, and primary triads in major keys, many of the basic building blocks to foster a deeper understanding of music and an ability to musically manipulate them.
For the early intermediate piano player, Theory for Busy Teens Book B includes units on rhythm, intervals, major scales, major key signatures, musical terms and symbols, minor triads, second inversion triads, and chord progressions in major keys.
For the early intermediate to intermediate piano player, Theory for Busy Teens Book 1 includes units on rhythm, intervals, natural minor scales, minor key signatures, musical terms and symbols, augmented triads, naming triads and inversions, and chord progressions in minor keys.
For pianists looking for the full package from Alfred, the series is also built to correlate with the Piano for Busy Teens series from the same authors, Melody Bober, Gayle Kowalchyk, and E. L. Lancaster.
Theory for Busy Teens (00-37369, 00-37640, 00-37744) books A, B, and One are now available for $7.99 each at music retail stores and at alfred.com/piano.
James Rushin is a bassist, keyboardist, writer, and composer living and working in the Greater Pittsburgh area. He has performed with Selmer artist Tim Price, Curtis Johnson, guitarists Ken Karsh and Joe Negri. His compositions have been featured in and around Pittsburgh, at West Virginia University and Valley Forge Christian College. He is currently performing with recording artist Ben Shannon and singer/songwriters Tim Ruff, and Nathan Zoob (who is still in the process of getting a website - Music to come soon!).
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