Musicianship

Learn ear training, rhythm, music notation, theory, composing and songwriting.
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  1. Composition techniques: advanced

    Course Date: Tue 26 Sep 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to develop your skills in composing? You'll have the chance to analyse techniques and apply them in your own original composition. Good music theory knowledge needed (grade 5 or above). This term focuses on minimalist principles. Tutor: Trish Shaw.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  2. Composition Techniques: intensive workshop

    Course Date: Mon 7 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Write a composition for strings in a week, culminating in rehearsals and a performance with students from String Summer School. Good music theory knowledge (grade 5 or higher) needed. Tutor: Trish Shaw.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  3. Composition: an introduction

    Course Date: Tue 19 Sep 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to try composition in a structured and practical class? We will look at a range of pieces from the 20th and 21st centuries and apply their techniques and methods to exercises in composition. Tutor: Edward Henderson [external website].
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  4. Dalcroze: music and movement

    Course Date: Fri 21 Jul 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Dalcroze is a powerful route to developing deeper musicality and creative expression through whole body movement. This approach offers musicians of any age or stage a way to enhance and enrich their skills. Tutor: Mary Price-O'Connor.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £54.00

  5. Essential ear training

    Course Date: Sat 8 Jul 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enhance your aural awareness of the mechanics of music and improve your recognition of, and response to, music in practice. Sing intervals, scales and harmonies on this practical course. Tutor: Della Rhodes.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  6. Learn to read music

    Course Date: Thu 13 Jul 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Begin to read music, for instrumental playing and singing. Learn how to understand the notation of pitch, metre and rhythm. An introduction for absolute beginners. Tutor: Sarha Moore.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  7. Memorising song lyrics

    Course Date: Sat 13 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore a range of approaches to memorising the lyrics of songs. We will learn how to find pattern in structure, sound, image and meaning.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  8. Mindfulness for musicians

    Course Date: Tue 11 Jul 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use mindfulness techniques such as awareness of breath, body and thoughts to improve your practice, listen more effectively and deal with performance anxiety. Tutor: Mayda Narvey [external website].
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  9. Music theory: advanced topics

    Course Date: Mon 18 Sep 2017 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the finer details of musical language through analysis of works from different periods. We'll focus on structure and style, melody, harmony, rhythm and texture. For those with music theory grade 7 or higher. This term: orchestration and arranging. Tutor: Dr Malcolm Miller

    mid-term break: 23 October.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  10. Music theory: counterpoint 1

    Course Date: Mon 18 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the art of counterpoint, a musical technique in which two or more melodies interact with one another. Through analysis and practical exercises, you'll learn to write effective counterpoint in a variety of stylistic contexts. Leads to part 2 next term. Tutor: Selena Kay [external website].
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  11. Music theory: counterpoint 2

    Course Date: Mon 8 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the art of counterpoint, a musical technique in which two or more melodies interact with one another. Through analysis and composition exercises, you'll learn about the principles and practice of this highly engaging compositional style. Leads to part 3 next term. Tutor: Selena Kay [external website].
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  12. Music theory: counterpoint 3

    Course Date: Mon 16 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the art of counterpoint, a musical technique in which two or more melodies interact with one another. Through analysis and composition exercises, you'll learn about the principles and practice of this highly engaging compositional style. Tutor: Selena Kay [external website].
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  13. Music theory: grade 1

    Course Date: Tue 12 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basic principles of musical language and notation: rhythmic values, time signatures, pitch on treble and bass clefs, simple major scales, intervals and key signatures, and the most common musical terms and signs. Grade 2 follows in the same time slot next term. Tutor: Mayda Narvey.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  14. Music theory: grade 1 (early bird)

    Course Date: Tue 19 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basic principles of musical language and notation: rhythmic values, time signatures, pitch on treble and bass clefs, simple major scales, intervals and key signatures, and the most common musical terms and signs. Grade 2 follows in the same time slot next term.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  15. Music theory: grade 2

    Course Date: Tue 16 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your knowledge of musical language by learning to read and write rhythm and melody in simple and compound time. Explore the concept of ledger lines, minor scales, intervals, and common key signatures, terms and signs. Grade 3 follows in the same time slot.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

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