When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor David Frankel
  • Course Code W22CCLA03B
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

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.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Construct seventh chords in major keys
  • Understand and apply principles of voice-leading to seventh chord progressions
  • Play from a variety of notations, including chord symbols, Roman numerals and figured bass
  • Transpose material to a variety of keys
  • Develop understanding of key relationships and modulation


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    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.

    Entry requirements

    You will need to have elementary keyboard skills (1-2 years) and knowledge of music theory at Grade 5 or above.

    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. You will need to complete homework on a weekly basis. Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the following learning outcomes. 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. Excellent attendance and punctuality is required from all students. This course requires study/completion of activities outside of class time.

    What you need

    Notebook, pencil and eraser, and manuscript paper for music notation. Text to be advised by the tutor. Other materials to be supplied by the tutor. Ahead of the first session, you will receive information about the exact format and length of the live part of the course, together with guidance on how to access the relevant platforms. During the first session, you will receive guidance from your tutor about how to access the online course material, such as recordings and sheet music.

    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 courses, such as 'Piano 2A/B/C' and 'Piano 3A/B/C. You may also want to enhance your Music Theory and musicianship skills by joining the 'ABRSM Music Theory: Grade 6 or Grade 7' or 'Aural Training & Musicianship'.