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Develop your practical playing skills and increase your knowledge of musical styles and concepts. Our Music Theory students learn to recognise level specific music concepts, signs and symbols as they perform, create and listen to music. As an AVID learning partner our theory tutors are qualified practitioners in Sibelius notation software. We are also a Registered ABRSM examination centre.

Overview

This unit is designed to give learners an understanding of the fundamental aspects of music theory and notation. Learners will explore note values, note pitch, key signatures, intervals, time signatures, selected scales, chords and chord progressions. Learners will develop skills in notating key signatures, scales, chords and rhythm. This unit is aimed at learners who wish to develop an understanding of the fundamental aspects of music theory and notation.

On successful completion of the unit the learner will be able to:

  • Identify note pitch, note values, time signatures, scales, key signatures and intervals.
  • Identify chords and chord progressions.
  •  Notate rhythm, key signatures, scales, and chords.
What you will learn

Outcome 1

Identify note pitch, note values, time signatures, scales, key signatures and intervals.

Knowledge and/or skills 

  • Notes on the stave (in the treble and bass clefs) including accidentals (flat, sharp and natural) including extensions of up to three ledger lines above and below the stave
  • Note and rest values from semibreve (whole note) to semiquaver (16th note)
  • Common simple and compound time signatures
  • Scales: major, natural and harmonic minor, major and minor pentatonic
  • Key signatures: major and minor (up to four sharps and flats)
  • Diatonic intervals (within an octave)

Outcome 2

Identify chords and chord progressions.

Knowledge and/or skills

  • Root position triads (within major and minor keys up to four sharps and flats)
  • Roman numerals and chord symbols (within major and minor keys up to four sharps and flats)
  • Simple chord progressions (I-IV-V; ii-V-I; I-vi-IV-V and I-vi-ii-V within major keys up to four sharps and flats)
  • Four note chords: major 7th, minor 7th, dominant 7th, min7♭5 (within major and minor keys up to four sharps and flats)

Outcome 3

Notate rhythm, key signatures, scales and chords.

Knowledge and/or skills 

  • Range of key signatures for notation (major and minor keys up to four sharps and flats)
  • Range of notes and rests for notation in given time signatures
  • Range of chords from given chord name for notation  
  • Range of scales (major, natural and harmonic minor, major and minor pentatonic)
  • Range of chord progressions
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