Keyboard Harmony Intermediate A

When and Where

Dates
10 Sep 2019 - 3 Dec 2019 (18 hours, 12 weeks)
Days and times
Tuesday 13:45 - 15:15
Location
Morley College London

Cost

Full fee
£150
Concession fee
£120
Senior fee
£135

Quick Facts

Availability
Yes
Tutor
Selena Kay
Course code
MRT093A

What you will learn

Develop your ability to put harmonic concepts into practice at the keyboard. This course is ideal for those tackling the higher music theory grades (Grades 6-8) as well as for those who want to develop their general musicianship. You will develop your knowledge of chord positions in a practical context, and put them to use in harmonisation exercises, figured bass and more.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • Construct triads in all major and minor keys
  • Play harmonic sequences using principles of voice-leading
  • Realise harmonic progressions from a variety of notations, including chord symbols, Roman numerals and figured bass
  • Play accompaniments with greater confidence
  • Improvise melodies on chord progressions

Class format and activities

Each student will have their own keyboard with headphones. The classes will consist of instruction and demonstration as well as individual practice time and feedback. There will also be some group playing and discussion.

You will need to follow and contribute to discussions in English.
Music Study can include the use of digital resources such as listening to recordings, watching videos online, using appropriate mobile applications and following Moodle -Morley's virtual learning environment- to enhance your learning inside and outside the classroom.
Music study also offers a range of benefits including being an enjoyable way to enhance wellbeing. Music practice at Morley can also serve to enhance skills relevant for employment including developing creativity, developing high-concentration levels, building self-confidence, working to deadlines, being able to control nerves and working as part of a team.

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.

Entry requirements

You will need to have elementary keyboard skills (1-2 years) and knowledge of music theory at Grade 5 or above. Students should also have some previous experience with applying voice-leading principles at the keyboard.

What you need to know before you enrol

You will need to have access to a keyboard or piano outside of the class to practice between lessons.

What you will need for your class

Notebook, pencil and eraser, and manuscript paper for music notation.
Text to be advised by the tutor. Schott Music (at 48 Great Marl­bor­ough Street, Lon­don W1F 7BB) offer a 12% discount to Morley students. https://schottmusiclondon.com
Other materials to be supplied by the tutor.

What you can do next

This course runs throughout the year and you can attend it for as many terms as you wish. You may also be interested in joining one of our Piano/Keyboard courses, such as 'Piano/Keyboards 3A/B/C' and 'Piano/Keyboards 4A/B/C: Transition to Workshop'.
You may also want to enhance your Music Theory and musicianship skills by joining the 'ABRSM Music Theory: Grade 6-7' or 'Aural Training & Musicianship 2A/B/C'.