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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 through concise lessons, practice your music reading and writing skills in the exercises, improve your listening skills with the available ear-training CDs (sold separately), and test your knowledge with a review that completes each unit. Computer software is also available with randomized drilling of the material and scorekeeping.This Alto Clef edition includes primarily alto clef examples, but also presents treble and bass clef examples.Book 1 (Lessons 1-25):Staff, Notes and PitchesTreble & Bass ClefsGrad Staff & Ledger LinesNote ValuesMeasure, Bar Line and Double Bar2/4, 3/4 & 4/4 Time SignaturesWhole, Half & Quarter Notes/RestsDotted Half & Quarter NotesTies & SlursRepeat Sign, 1st & 2nd EndingsEighth Notes & RestsDynamic Signs, Tempo Marks & ArticulationD.C., D.S., Coda & FineFlats, Sharps & Naturals