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Music Theory for High Schoolers What have you used and liked?

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My ds is doing very well learning to play the guitar. I would like to make music an elective credit for him for highschool. I understand we have to do music theory to do this. I have no problem teaching this as I studied music through college. I just need to know what materials are considered gdod to use for highschool. He can read music a little.


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We are using Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory:




It's good, is relatively inexpensive and has CDs for the eartraining portion. My son brings his book to his piano lessons, and his teacher looks over his work. He's at the very end of the book, and hasn't had any trouble.



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My dd is using the series of books by Mark Sarneki from Frederick Harris Music - these are the texts used to prepare for the National Certificate of Music theory examinations. She has found them easy for self study.


There is a compendium text: 'The Complete Elementary Music Rudiments' which contains the preliminary level, level 1 , level 2 and the answer book.



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