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Theory: Levels 5-8

Theory: Levels 5-8
Theory Levels 5-8 - book cover
  • Available:  January 20, 2020 - May 4, 2020
  • Discipline:  Theory & History
  • Course Type:  Group Classes, Theory & History
  • Student Type:  Any Age
  • Difficulty:  Intermediate

Course Description

Students will continue to expand musical literacy and build analytical skills developed in the Elementary levels. Each student's learning is enriched through interactivity with creative composition, analysis, and music appreciation.

Level 5: New Concepts

  • major and minor keys up to four sharps and flats
  • triad inversions and dominant 7th chords
  • 6/8 time
  • expanded melody writing
  • analysis through repertoire exploration

Level 6: New Concepts

  • double sharp and flat
  • transposition of major key melodies
  • compound meter
  • augmented and diminished intervals
  • identification of half and authentic cadences
  • introduction of Baroque and Classical style

Level 7: New Concepts

  • transposition to any key, up or down
  • inversion of intervals
  • chromatic, whole-tone, octatonic, pentatonic, blues scales
  • diminished, augmented triads; diminished 7th chord
  • melody writing in minor keys
  • introduction to Romantic and Modern eras

Level 8: New Concepts

  • alto and tenor clefs
  • transposition to concert pitch
  • hybrid meters
  • compound intervals
  • triads built on any scale degree
  • cluster, quartal, and polychords
  • introduction to Medieval, Renaissance, and world music

Theory: Levels 5 to 8

Course Length Day of Week Date Time Instructor Tuition
Full Year Tuesdays Oct 8, 2019-May 5, 2020 6:30-7:45pm Janet Fothergill $630 REGISTER
Winter Term
(January Accelerated)
Mondays Jan 20-May 4, 2020 6:30-8:30pm Christopher Lencki $510 REGISTER
Summer Term
(Summer Intensive)
Tue,Wed,Thu Jun 30-Aug 6, 2020 TBC RCM Faculty TBC TBC