Crack the code of music: learn how to recognise what you hear and write it down and how to vocalise and hear music as you read from the page.
For instrumentalists and singers, this course provides a structured approach to the understanding and recognition of intervals and chords; scales, modes and melodic lines; developing practical skills in dictation and transcription; leading to a confident basis for sight-reading, improvisation and the development of melodic and harmonic line.
Classes will be held in a shared group context, using sol-fa as a tool. This method helps students to develop relative pitch, so that they are able to identify relationships between melodies and chords. It also assists with sight-reading for both singers and instrumentalists.
Level 1 classes will cover:
Scales (major, minor and chromatic)
Intervals (all to major 9th)
Chords (triads and 7th chords)
A take-down (working out simple melodies and rhythms and notating )
Meter and rhythm exercises in simple duple, triple and quadruple meters
Practice sight singing in the keys of C, G and F major
Two-part harmony practice
Sight reading and working out a song.( C, G or F major)
On successful completion of the course, a student’s outcomes should include the ability to:
Identify harmonic and melodic intervals, triads, 7th and 9th chords
Identify and sing major and minor scales and modes
Sing a minor blues scale
Conduct and sight read music from a range of genres including jazz, pop and music theatre
Work with an accompanist