Mark Sarnecki's comprehensive approach to music theory gives students of all levels the tools they need to become well-rounded musicians. Each book in these progressive series includes clear and concise lessons, using language appropriate for students at each stage of their development. Helpful diagrams and images accompany each lesson and combine with a variety of engaging learning activities to reinforce essential skills and knowledge. For late-intermediate to advanced level students, this three-volume series clearly presents elements of harmony, voice-leading, melody writing, and structural analysis and organizes concepts into three progressive levels.
The Basic level addresses tonality, chord quality, and chord symbols; writing in four parts; chords: tonic, pre-dominants, supertonic 7th, dominant 7th; harmonic analysis; prolonging chords; melodic figuration; sequences; chords in first and second inversions; harmonic rhythm; melody writing; applied dominants; modulation; the Bach Chorales; and form and analysis.