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  • Paperback + Digital Product License Key Folder
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $91.00
  • July 2018
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-63916-2
  • 448 pages
  • Territory Rights: USA and Dependencies, Philippines and Canada.
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      Chapter 1. Pitch Notation and the Grand Staff
      Chapter 2. Accidentals and Half and Whole Steps
      Chapter 3. Simple Meters
      Chapter 4. Beat Subdivisions and Syncopation
      Chapter 5. Major Scales and Keys
      Chapter 6. Compound Meters
      Chapter 7. Minor Scales and Keys
      Chapter 8. Intervals
      Chapter 9. Triads and Seventh Chords
      Chapter 10. Melody Harmonization and Cadences

      Make Music 1. Write a Folk Song
      Make Music 2. Write a Blues Song
      Make Music 3. Write a Popular Song