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Theory: Introduction to Music Theory

Theory: Introduction to Music Theory
Introduction to Theory
  • Available:  July 6, 2020 - August 5, 2020
  • Instructor:  Jana Skarecky
  • Discipline:  Theory & History
  • Course Type:  Theory & History
  • Student Type:  Any Age
  • Difficulty:  Beginner

Course Description

Introduction to Music Theory is only offered during the Summer Term (July to August). 
This course is intended for adults or older beginners who want to understand how music is put together, how it works, how it is written down. We will work with real music, since hearing it and making it come alive is what music is all about.

Participants in this course will help determine where we will take our explorations of:
  • pitch -- notes, keys, scales
  • rhythm -- note values, rests, accents, time signatures, rhythmic patterns, syncopation
  • intervals -- hearing them, writing them, their character, their basis in acoustics
  • chords -- the sound qualities of different chords, their structure and function in music
  • chord progressions -- how chords are used to make a piece of music, how they follow each other, how music moves
  • ear training -- pitch, rhythm, harmony
  • the basics of music reading and sight singing -- elements to consider when writing melodies
  • relevant aspects of music theory

Tuition includes study material:

  • Celebrate Theory Level 5

Introduction to Theory

Course Length Day of Week Date Time Instructor Tuition
Summer Term
(Summer Intensive)
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 2020 Dates TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC