Volume 1B, the second in The Young Musician’s Series set, was written to introduce students to the basic concepts of musical key and the major and minor modes.
It begins with a definition and discussion of musical key. This is followed by an explanation of the major and minor modes. Volume 1B then advances into a detailed examination of the major and minor scales. Finally, the character and formula for a variety of other derivative but popular scales round out the material of this volume.
As with all volumes in this series, each lesson in Volume 1B includes a Review of prior lesson data, a statement of current Lesson Goals, intermittent and final Lesson Reviews, a post-lesson Quiz and independent Projects based on the current lesson’s data. There are numerous illustrations and music examples, which are both appealing and a learning aid.