Keyboard Harmony Intermediate A
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
Mode of delivery: online plus. For more information please click the 'online plus' link above.
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.
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.
Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the learning outcomes above. Your progress towards achieving the learning outcomes will be reviewed throughout the course. At the start of the course you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals i.e.: progression to another course.
Excellent attendance and punctuality is required from all students. This course requires study/completion of activities outside of class time.
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.
To join this class you will need a good internet connection and computer/tablet with webcam and sound. Extra materials will be provided 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'.