Music Theory Classes

HOW DO MUSIC THEORY CLASSES WORK?

Music theory, Song-Writing Techniques and Music History are areas of music that often don’t get taught in a standard singing studio.  These classes are online via zoom so are available for anyone anywhere. Students are invoiced $25 per session after each session.  Please scroll down to see what’s covered in each level.  ALL LEVELS INCLUDE SIGHT-SINGING or DEMONSTRATING THAT YOU UNDERSTAND ON YOUR INSTRUMENT

Theory Level 1

FIVE WEEK COURSE

Session 1:  Rhythm, Durational Symbols, The Staff, Cleffs, Musical Terms for Speed

Session 2:  Writing Pitch, Note Recognition, Lines and Spaces

Session 3:  Rests, Ties and Slurs, Accidentals, Enharmonic Notes, Dotted Notes

Session 4:  Grouping Notes Together in Time, Simple Time Signatures

Session 5:  Face to Face – Revision and Test (Singers may zoom if they choose)

Theory Level 2

FIVE WEEK COURSE

Session 1:  What makes a Major Scale?  Learning Patterns

Session 2:  Key Signatures, Tetrachords

Session 3:  Introduction to Intervals, Writing Melody

Session 4:  Scale Degrees, Major Triads

Session 5:  Face to Face – Revision and Test (Singers may zoom if they choose)

Theory Level 3

FIVE WEEK COURSE

Session 1:  Tuplets, Rhythmic Spelling

Session 2:  What Makes a Minor Scale?  Learning Patterns

Session 3:  Minor Key Signatures and Scales, Italian Music Terms

Session 4:  Writing Minor Melodies and Italian Music Terms

Session 5:  Face to Face – Revision and Test (Singers may zoom if they choose)

Theory Level 4

FIVE WEEK COURSE

Session 1:  Bar Line, Double Bar Line, Accentuation in Poetry, Ledger Lines

Session 2:  Scale Degrees and Major Chord Progressions in Root Position

Session 3:  Cadences

Session 4:  Transposition, Music Terms

Session 5:  Face to Face – Revision and Test (Singers may zoom if they choose)

Theory Level 5

FIVE WEEK COURSE

Session 1:  Intervals in Major and Minor Keys

Session 2:  Minor Triads and Minor Chord Progressions in Root Position

Session 3:  Identifying Triads, Italian Terms, Types of Staccato

Session 4:  The Circle of Fifths – Key Signatures

Session 5:  Face to Face – Revision and Test (Singers may zoom if they choose)

Theory Level 6

FIVE WEEK COURSE

Session 1:  Circle of Fifths in Progression

Session 2:  Shorter Progressions, Analysis

Session 3:  Simple time Signatures and Rhythm

Session 4:  Compound Duple Time

Session 5:  Face to Face – Revision and Test (Singers may zoom if they choose)

Theory Level 7

FIVE WEEK COURSE

Session 1:  Inversions of Intervals

Session 2:  Introduction to Seventh Chords

Session 3:  Leed Sheet Intervals, Roman Numeral Chord Symbols, Modulation from Major to Dominant, Subdominant or Relative Minor

Session 4:  Tonic and Harmonic Function

Session 5:  Face to Face – Revision and Test (Singers may zoom if they choose)

Theory Level 8

FIVE WEEK COURSE

Session 1:  Non-Chord Tones, Passing, Neighbour, Appoggiatura, Escape, Double Neighbour

Session 2:  Non Chord Tones, Anticipation, Pedel Point, Suspension, Retardation

Session 3:  Form in Popular Music

Session 4:  Accompanimental Textures

Session 5:  Face to Face Revision and Test (Singers may zoom if they choose)

Theory Level 9

FIVE WEEK COURSE

Session 1:  Contrasts Between Sections in a Piece of Written Music

Session 2:  Figured Bass – Historical Context

Session 3:  Secondary Dominant Chords

Session 4:  Secondary Diminished Chords

Session 5:  Face to Face – Revision and Test (Singers may zoom if they choose)

Theory Level 10

FIVE WEEK COURSE 

Session 1:  Modes

Session 2:  Neapolitan Chords and Augmented Chords

Session 3:  Modulation and Enharmonic Modulation

Session 4:  Binary and ternary Forms

Session 5:  Face to Face – Revision and Test (Singers may zoom if they choose)

Theory Level 11

FIVE WEEK COURSE BEGINNING THURSDAY 30 JUNE 1pm

Session 1:  Jazz Chord Basics and Specifics

Session 2:  How to Write and Analyse Jazz Chords

Session 3:  Dominant Seventh Chords and How to Use Them

Session 4:  Blues Scales and other Types of Jazz Scales

Session 5:  Face to Face – Revision and Test (Singers may zoom if they choose)

Music History

NINE WEEK MUSIC HISTORY COURSE BEGINNING FRIDAY 8 JULY 5.30pm

No pre-requisites

Session 1:  Medieval Music

Session 2:  Renaissance Music

Session 3:  Baroque Music

Session 4:  Classical Music

Session 5:  Romantic Music

Session 6:  Impressionism

Session 7:  Expressionism

Session 8:  Serialism and Experimental Music

Session 9:  World Music