Teachers and students alike have been turning to Alfred Music when it comes to musical education for the better part of a century now. Why? Because their music theory and history material is accessible, easy-to-understand, and most importantly, memorable. If you're just starting out on your musical journey, or are guiding others along their chosen path, the books and accessories found in this section are sure to help. From beginners to more advanced musicians, everyone can get something out of the books featured here. If you are just starting out, or if you are working with novice performers, you will be able to get a good introduction with options like Music from the Inside Out, Making Music: CD-ROM By Morton Subotnick, and the Theory for Busy Teens Book 1 that tailor the material to specific age groups. As well, self-learners can reference material like the Essentials of Music Theory: Complete Self-Study Course, to learn at their own pace. And with additional educational material like flash cards, playing cards, pocket dictionaries and games, your repertoire becomes even more interesting and interactive.
For more intermediate students, check out the Rough Guide to Jimi Hendrix, The Definitive Visual History Hardcover Book, and the Effortless Mastery Liberating the Master Musician Within Textbook & CD. These books and CDs will provide new, in-depth insight into music history and theory, and will push musicians to new heights and understanding. Alfred realizes that at this stage, musicians can get comfortable with their level of play and can start plateau. These books will inspire and nurture creativity, while allowing you to focus on constant improvement.
No matter how you intend to teach or learn, Alfred theory and history material was designed to make it easier. With an enormous selection spanning a variety of topics and genres, as well as a stellar reputation built on results, Alfred Music is definitely a name you can trust. Learning the essentials of music has never been so possible.