Continuing Music Theory and Musicianship

$149 Limited inc GST / $134
Continuing Music Theory and Musicianship

<p>Planned as a follow on course for 'Beginner Music Theory and Musicianship and previous ‘Continuing Classes’, this is a graded, practical course where class members continue to build on their music

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Planned as a follow on course for 'Beginner Music Theory and Musicianship and previous ‘Continuing Classes’, this is a graded, practical course where class members continue to build on their music theory and musicianship skills and then apply these skills in a musical context. Please note: Any student who already possesses music theory skills may consider taking this course.


Students will need to bring the following items to this class:

  • Standard music exercise book (a combined exercise and manuscript book usually available at newsagents)
  • Lead pencils
  • Eraser
  • Pencil sharpener
  • A small ruler


COURSE OUTLINE
This is a graded, practical course which builds on the ‘Beginners’ course and is aimed at furthering course participants experience in understanding and deciphering printed music as well as assisting them in aurally deciphering the music they listen to. Course participants continue to build on their music theory and musicianship skills through class instruction and exercises which are aimed at increasing student’s theoretical knowledge. Exposure to printed music/scores and/or recordings will enable students to apply their theoretical knowledge and skills in a practical context. The historical and cultural aspect of listening material will also be investigated.


Duration:

  • Consolidate previous Duration knowledge
  • Consolidate Simple time signatures and move onto Compound time signatures
  • Group rhythms in various time signatures
  • Aurally recognise and notate (various methods) rhythm patterns of increasing length and difficulty

Pitch:

  • Consolidate all previous Pitch knowledge
  • Continue work on the formation of Scales
  • Visually and aurally recognise simple intervals
  • Transpose simple melodies
  • Aurally recognise and notate (various methods) melodies of increasing length and difficulty

Dynamics, Tempo and Other expressive Techniques:

  • Expand this terminology through visually interpreting markings in printed music (before hearing the music)
  • Aurally identify examples of this terminology in recorded music

Texture:

  • Visually identify the texture(s) used in printed music and scores
  • Aurally identify the texture(s) used in printed music and scores
  • Introduction to basic harmony

Tone Colour:

  • Aurally identify instruments in recorded/live music
  • Visually identify and categorise instruments in score/sheet music
  • Investigate instrumental timbre

Formal Structure:

  • Aurally identify simple formal structures
  • Identify more extended formal structures through score reading and score analysis
  • Aurally analyse formal structure in terms of introduction, verse, chorus, middle 8, solo etc


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Independently complete set class work sheets
  2. Be familiar with sheet music and musical score layouts
  3. Understand increasing musical terminology related to the concepts of Pitch, Duration, Tempo, Dynamics, Texture
  4. Recognise and interpret this musical terminology in the printed format (sheet music and scores)
  5. Recognise and interpret this musical terminology in an aural context
  6. Be able to name key signatures, write major scales, name and create simple intervals, transpose simple melodies and have a basic understanding of the role of chords and how they are created
  7. Have an understanding of the historical and cultural context of the chosen listening/score reading material.