Théory Complète De La Musique by Jacques Chailley and Henri Challan is a really complete method for musician beginners. This second and final volume is following the first one and covers the eleven last chapters of the method.
I. Principle of chords: Consonant and Dissonant
II. Natural consonant chords
III. Artifical consonant chords
VIII. Rigorous intonation
X. Transcribing Instruments
XI. Gregorian Songs
Really focused on theory and including some exercises, this book will be a better fit for mature music beginners.
Henri Challan was a French composer and professor at the Paris Conservatoire who won the Grand Prix de Rome and who has wrote many music analysis.
Jacques Chailley was a musician and Deputy Director of the Paris Conservatoire.