Introduction to Music Theory and Musicianship – Basics and Beyond!

$153 Limited inc GST / $138
Introduction to Music Theory and Musicianship – Basics and Beyond!

<p>Are you learning an instrument, a member of a local choir or an avid listener of any style of music? Or perhaps you just want to understand how music theory works or brush up on your existing

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Are you learning an instrument, a member of a local choir or an avid listener of any style of music? Or perhaps you just want to understand how music theory works or brush up on your existing skills? Then this course may be the answer. A graded, practical course where class members weekly build on their music theory and musicianship skills and then apply these skills in a musical context.


Please bring to the class: a standard music exercise book (a combined exercise and manuscript book usually available at newsagents) plus lead pencils, eraser and pencil sharpener


COURSE OUTLINE
This course is devised to increase students ability to understand, recognise and interpret music theory in a printed (sheet music/musical scores) and aural (recorded music) context

  • Students will be introduced to the basics of music notation and will learn how to use and interpret these in printed music as well as aurally recognise them in recorded/live music (where appropriate).
  • Duration:
    • Visually recognise, name and understand basic rhythms (British/Australian names)
    • Aurally identify basic rhythms (British/Australian names) in recorded/live music
    • Examine how rhythms can be grouped
    • Recognise and understand time signatures
  • Pitch:
    • Visually recognise the Great Stave, Treble Clef and the Bass Clef and understand how they work together.
    • Learn the names of the notes on the Treble and Bass Clef and how to interpret them in instrumental and vocal music
    • Learn how to write a major scale
  • Dynamics:
    • Learn the most common Dynamic terminology (e.g. pp, p, mp, mf, f, ff, cresc., decresc. etc)
    • Visually interpret the dynamic markings in printed music (before hearing the music)
    • Aurally identify examples of this terminology in recorded music
  • Tempo:
    • Learn the most common Expressive Technique terminology (e.g. lento, andante, allegro, allegretto etc)
    • Visually interpret examples of this terminology in printed music (before hearing the music)
    • Aurally identify examples of this terminology in recorded music
  • Tone Colour:
    • Classify instruments into different instrumental categories
    • Recognise instrumental names in English, Italian and German
    • Aurally identify instruments in recorded/live music.
    • Investigate instrumental timbre.


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

  1. Name and interpret individual rhythms and group them to fit specific time signatures as well as interpret them in classroom sheet music
  2. Name all lines & spaces of the treble & bass and work with them on the appropriate stave as well as interpret them in classroom sheet music
  3. Write the major scales of C & G
  4. Know, recognise and interpret set dynamic markings in classroom sheet music
  5. Know, recognise and interpret set tempo indications in classroom sheet music
  6. Name and classify instrumentation heard in set recordings