A Complete Harmony and Theory Method for the Pop and Jazz Musician
The Music Theory
series is designed from the ground-up to explain the terminology and musical structures needed for modern applications.
The Contemporary Music Theory Level One book is the ideal theory primer for all instrumentalists and writers. Starting from the basics of notation and scales, all the theory and harmony concepts are developed step-by-step, with complete explanations and detailed examples at each stage. This book covers music notation, major scales and key signatures, intervals, triads and four-part chords, inversions, diatonic chords, modal scales, minor scales and keys, altered chords and suspensions. Perfect for beginners who can work through the book from the beginning, as well as for more experienced musicians needing to review or to fill in the "gaps" in their knowledge.
Chapter one: Notation basics, major scales and key signatures
Chapter two: Diatonic and chromatic intervals
Chapter three: Triads and inversions
Chapter four: Diatonic triads
Chapter five: Modal scales
Chapter six: Four-part chords and inversions
Chapter seven: Diatonic four-part chords
Chapter eight: Minor scales and key signatures
Chapter nine: More four-part chords, suspended chords and altered chords
Appendix one: Major and Minor scales (with key signatures)
Appendix two: Major and minor scales (without key signatures)
Appendix three: Diatonic triads and four-part chords