Musicianship Courses & Classes in London

Musicianship courses will support your instrumental or vocal studies with a focus on reading, writing and hearing music and musical patterns. For more details about musicianship and music theory courses please visit our blog: Musicianship and music theory at City lit which lists our full sequence of musicianship and music theory classes.
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  1. Music theory: grade 4

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: International House
    Study more complex musical language including duplets, double-dotted rhythms, alto clef, double sharps/flats, the

    concept of enharmonic equivalence, and recognising and writing common triads. Learn the technical names for scale degrees, and standard ornaments and instruments.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  2. Musicianship 2: rhythm

    Course Date: Fri 27 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Supplement your instrumental or vocal study and improve your musical timekeeping. You will play in class, reading and writing rhythms, and work by ear.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  3. Music theory: grade 2

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 27 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  4. Musicianship 2: ear training

    Course Date: Wed 30 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £54.00

  5. Musicianship 2: bass clef, scales and rhythm

    Course Date: Thu 31 Oct 2019
    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: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  6. Songwriting: what makes a good tune

    Course Date: Fri 1 Nov 2019
    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 on this course may be negotiated.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  7. Music theory: counterpoint 2

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    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: 17 Feb. Tutor: [external website].
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £134.00

  8. Music theory: diploma topics 2

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    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. Mid-term break: 17 Feb.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  9. Music theory: grade 5

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 22 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: International House
    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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  10. Music theory: grade 8

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 24 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: International House
    Learn more complex elements of music such as writing two-part counterpoint above a given harmony, writing for keyboard in historical styles, writing melodies for instrument, and analysing a score (ornaments, harmonic structure, phrase structure, style, performance directions, use of voices and instruments). NB: this course has scheduled breaks 30 Mar - 13 April (Easter) and 25 May (Bank holiday).
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  11. Music theory: scales and intervals revision

    Course Date: Fri 6 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A refresher course for those who play their instrument to a grade 5 standard and who wish to learn or revise theoretical work on scales structures and intervals. Not suitable for complete beginners.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  12. Music theory: diploma topics 3

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Consolidate your knowledge of 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: Exam technique and preparation. Break week 25 May (Bank holiday).
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  13. Music theory: counterpoint 3

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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.

    Break weeks 4 & 25 May (Bank Holiday Mondays).

    Tutor: [external website].
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  14. Music theory: introduction to score reading and analysis

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: International House
    Learn to navigate music scores and analyse basic structures. Learn to identify stylistic characteristics of music from different periods of music history, suitable for developing your understanding of music in its historical context, and to support the style identification elements of grade 5+ ABRSM exams.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  15. Score reading: the classical period

    Course Date: Wed 15 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to identify the broad stylistic features of piano and other instrumental scores from the late 18th century. For musicians at Grade 5 theory (or equivalent) standard or higher: this course includes discussion of diatonic harmony, including chord progression.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

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