What you will learn
An introductory course for all musicians to improve their aural skills, sight-singing and general musicianship using this renowned teaching method with an experienced and qualified tutor. Good basic knowledge of music theory and the ability to sing in tune are essential.
By the end of the course you will be able to
- Recognise and understand pitch patterns in melody through the relative solfa system
- Learn rhythm syllables to improve reading and transcription of rhythm
- Understand the pitch relationships in different tonalities
- Improve sight-reading of melodic material in different tonalities
- Develop skills in melodic transposition
Class format and activities
The classes will mainly focus on practical work involving singing. Handouts of musical material will be provided and there will be some written exercises such as annotating and transcribing melodies and rhythms.
In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
Enthusiasm to develop your aural skills, ability to pitch notes with your voice, and understanding of the fundamentals of music theory (scales, keys, time signatures, note values).
What you need to know before you enrol
What you will need for your class
Manuscript paper and a pencil
What you can do next
This course supports and develops musicianship skills so is helpful for any kind of further music study and also to support current music study.