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A cappella singing

Meet the challenge of unaccompanied part singing in a variety of musical styles: classical, classic pop, world traditions. Music reading desirable, good ears, good timing and an established singing voice are essential. You must commit to learning musical arrangements for class and performances.

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Date: 25 Sep 13 - 2 Jul 14
This course has started. It may still be possible to enrol. Please call 020 7831 7831

A fast-track introduction to Logic Pro X

An introduction to this popular, industry-standard music production package for Mac. Get started with audio recording and editing, playing with software instruments and Logic's pro quality effects.

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Date: 29 Jul 14 - 31 Jul 14
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A fast-track introduction to Sibelius software

If you’re a musician or music teacher, come and spend a day learning how to prepare and print high quality scores and other notation with Sibelius software. A good knowledge of conventional notation is required.

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A history of jazz piano: a taster course

From New Orleans paddle steamers to boogie woogie, to Harlem stride, to bebop, to abstraction and beyond, look at how jazz piano has evolved over the last century and some of the key influential musicians.

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Date: 28 Jul 14 - 4 Aug 14
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A preview of the Proms 2014

The BBC Proms has long been described as the world's greatest music festival. Discover the major themes, works and performers of the 2014 season, which runs from 18 July to 13 September.

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Date: 9 Jul 14 - 11 Jul 14
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Abba: thank you for the music

Chart the history of phenomenon that is ABBA and assesses the impact they had not only on the music scene but also on popular culture and on the image of Sweden itself.

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Date: 9 Aug 14
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Access to HE diploma in music (2 year)

For students who have completed a music foundation course at
City Lit or elsewhere, or those who have equivalent training/experience.
The course has the same units as MO433 but teaches them across two years for those students not ready for the one year course. Year 1: Mondays from 10.00 to 15.00 and Tuesdays from 10.00 to 15.30. Auditions and theory tests take place in July and September
on a first-come-first served basis.

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Date: 17 Sep 12 - 30 Jun 14
This course has started. It may still be possible to enrol. Please call 020 7831 7831

Access to HE diploma in music (one year)

This course takes place over one year. For students who have completed a music foundation course at City Lit or elsewhere, or those who have equivalent training/experience. Units in: theory, aural, keyboard harmony, music analysis, performance, composition and Sibelius software. Mon 10:00 to 15:00, Tue 10:00 to 15:30 and Wed 09:45 to 15:30. Auditions and theory tests take place in Jul and Sep on a first come first served basis. This is a one-year course, accredited by the Open College Network. You will attend several modules which include elements of music, general musicianship, improvisation, composition and performance. Regular attendance to all classes is necessary.

Auditions take place on Wednesday 11th July 2012 at 9:45am and also on Wednesday 12th September 2012 at 9.45am. Please be prepared to stay all morning for tests.

If you are aged 24 or over at the start of the course you can now apply for a government loan to cover the costs in addition to an upfront fee. The upfront fee helps us to ensure the course remains viable and is much less likely to close as a result of last minute cancellations by students. The loan amount is £2075 and the upfront fee is £1309. Or if you are on certain benefits then a loan of £3246 and £138 upfront fee. If aged under 24 then you’ll pay the full or conc fee listed below depending on your circumstances. If you think you will experience difficulties paying the upfront fee, you can talk to our IAG team who will advise you on instalment plans and bursaries. For advice, please call Music on 020 7492 2630

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Date: 16 Sep 13 - 30 Jun 14
This course has started. It may still be possible to enrol. Please call 020 7831 7831

Access to HE diploma in music (two year)

This course runs over 2 years to give more time for developmental studies. For students who have completed a music foundation course at City Lit or elsewhere, or those who have equivalent training/experience. Units in: theory, aural, keyboard harmony, music analysis, performance, composition and Sibelius software. Mon 10.00 to 15.00, Tue10.00 to 15.30 and Wed 09.45 to 15.30. Auditions and theory tests take place in July and September on a first come first served basis.

If you are aged 24 or over at the start of the course you can now apply for a government loan to cover the costs in addition to an upfront fee. The upfront fee helps us to ensure the course remains viable and is much less likely to close as a result of last minute cancellations by students. The loan amount is £1225 and the upfront fee is £2159. Or if you are on certain benefits then a loan of £3256 and £128 upfront fee. If aged under 24 then you’ll pay the full or conc fee listed below depending on your circumstances. If you think you will experience difficulties paying the upfront fee, you can talk to our IAG team who will advise you on instalment plans and bursaries. For advice, please call Music on 020 7492 2630

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Date: 16 Sep 13 - 30 Jun 15
This course has started. It may still be possible to enrol. Please call 020 7831 7831

Advanced beat making - the science and the art

Learn producer secrets and industry tips to get your beats into shape. An ideal counterpart to our music production courses - examples will be given in Logic but techniques are equally applicable to all software.

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Date: 12 Aug 14 - 14 Aug 14
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