Musicianship

Learn ear training, rhythm, music notation, theory, composing and songwriting.
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  1. Musicianship: solfa choir

    Course Date: Sun 21 Oct 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and join the solfa choir to develop your musicianship and improve your sight-singing. This is a ‘rehearsal choir’ for the purpose of enjoying singing in a group as well as developing musicianship skills. Tutor: Alan Murdock.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  2. Writing song tunes

    Course Date: Sun 4 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What makes a memorable, satisfying tune? Through analysis of popular songs of the last century, examine how craft can serve inspiration. Enhance your compositional endeavours. A secure grasp of music theory is desirable for writing tasks, but alternative ways to compose may be negotiated.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  3. Music theory: diploma topics 2

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the music theory topics equivalent in standard to the first year of an undergraduate degree. The topics in this module are selected from the Trinity Associate (AMusTCL) syllabus. Prepare for this exam, or just develop your knowledge. This term: Prescribed works. Tutor: Dr Malcolm MiIller

    Mid-term break: 18th Feb.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  4. Musicianship 3: aural training 2

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This practical course focuses on sight-singing and aural perception to develop your general musicianship. Gain a deeper understanding of different tonalities, develop your ability to pick out notes in chords, write down melodies that you hear, and improve rhythmic accuracy. Based on the famous Kodály method. Leads to part 3 next term. Break week: 18 Feb. Tutor: [external website].
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  5. Music theory: counterpoint 2

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the art of counterpoint, a musical technique in which two or more melodies are combined to create a highly engaging musical texture. Through analysis and practical exercises, you'll learn to write effective counterpoint in a variety of stylistic contexts. Leads to part 3 next term. Break week: 18 Feb. Tutor: [external website].
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  6. Music theory: grade 1

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basic principles of musical language and notation: rhythmic values, time signatures, pitch on treble and bass clefs, simple major scales, intervals and key signatures, and the most common musical terms and signs.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  7. Musicianship: Dalcroze method

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Dalcroze is a powerful route to developing deeper musicality and creative expression through whole body movement. This approach offers musicians of any age or stage a way to enhance and enrich their skills. Check out our occasional drop-in sessions: [external website].
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  8. Music theory: grade 5

    Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn about irregular metre, tenor clef, major and minor keys to six flats/sharps, primary triads, cadences, and standard expression signs. Essential for anyone taking higher grade practical exams.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  9. Composition techniques: advanced

    Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your skills in composing. Analyse selected techniques and apply them to your own composition practice. Good music theory knowledge needed (grade 5 minimum). Mid-term break 19th February.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  10. Musicianship 1: listening and reading, pitch and rhythm

    Course Date: Wed 16 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to name and recognise what you hear, to organise music notation, write it and read it. Suitable for absolute beginners, which may include students who play by ear and do not read.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  11. Musicianship 2: ear training

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enhance your aural awareness and improve your recognition and response to music in practice. We will sing intervals, scales and harmonies, and set routines for you to practise. Some music theory included.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  12. Musicianship 2: bass clef, scales and rhythm

    Course Date: Fri 18 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you understand time signatures and major scales in C, F and G, join this course to learn about minor scales and the bass clef, and to develop rhythm writing and playing.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  13. Music theory: grade 6

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your understanding of musical language by learning to write four-part harmony, harmonise diatonic melodies, write tonal melodies, modulate, and analyse scores (harmony, phrase structure, performance instructions, stylistic implications).

    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  14. Music theory: grade 2

    Course Date: Wed 23 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Develop your knowledge of musical language by learning to read and write rhythm and melody in simple and compound time. Explore the concept of ledger lines, minor scales, intervals, and common key signatures, terms and signs.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  15. Song lyric writing for popular music

    Course Date: Wed 6 Feb 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create original, catchy and memorable lyrics from scratch. Learn how to generate lyrics from your everyday experiences. Look at structure, creating a hook and finding your unique writing style.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

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