Develop your understanding of musical language by learning to read and write rhythm and melody in compound time, phrase structure and anacrusis (upbeat/pickup), transposing between clefs, major and minor keys up to four sharps/flats. Easter breaks: 27th March, 3rd & 10th April.
This practical course focuses on sight-singing, putting the musical experience at the heart of learning. Gain a better understanding of musical concepts and develop your musicianship. Based on the famous Kodály method. Break weeks: 7 & 28 May. Tutor: [external website].
Explore the art of counterpoint, a musical technique in which two or more melodies interact with one another. Through analysis and composition exercises, you'll learn about the principles and practice of this highly engaging compositional style. Break weeks 7 & 28 May. Tutor: [external website].
Explore the finer details of musical language through analysis of works from different periods: structure and style, melody, harmony, rhythm and texture. For those with Music theory grade 7 or higher. This term: analytical methods. Tutor: Dr Malcolm Miller
course dates: 16-30 Apr, 14-21 May, 4 June-2 July.
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. Tutor: Mary Price-O'Connor
Develop your understanding of musical language by learning to read and write rhythm and melody in compound time, phrase structure and anacrusis (upbeat/pickup), transposing between clefs, major and minor keys up to four sharps/flats.
Want to develop your skills in composing? You will analyse techniques and apply them in your own original composition. Good music theory knowledge needed (grade 5 or above). This term focuses on counterpoint, in a variety of musical styles and languages. Break week: 29 May. Tutor: Edward Henderson.
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.
If you have completed 'Sounds and symbols 3', or have equivalent knowledge of music theory, this course introduces harmony from the major scale and includes writing and aural training. Practical and academic.