The Royal Conservatory of Music
Grace Vandendool's thorough approach to keyboard theory offers students easy-to-understand lessons and plenty of reinforcement activities. The progressive Preparatory Series and Theory Series include visual aids that strengthen the connection between theory and practice, laying the groundwork for success in the study of harmony. For intermediate to late-intermediate level students, this series enriches the study of piano by clearly explaining the building blocks of music. Students learn the basic elements of music theory, with concepts organized into three progressive levels with Answer Books for Intermediate and Advanced. Intermediate Rudiments addresses major and minor scales; chromatic and whole-tone; pentatonic, octatonic, and blues scales; accidentals; technical degree names; rewriting melodies; intervals and inversions; compound time; inversions of triads; cadences; transposition; common terms and signs; and analysis.