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Advanced song lyric writing for popular music

Receive instant constructive feedback on your existing lyrics and try out new techniques and ideas. Learn how to write to a specific brief in different genres, edit and refine your work. Ideal for more experienced lyricists and singer songwriters. Apply by emailing a selection of your lyrics to music@citylit.ac.uk.

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Date: 4 May 14 - 1 Jun 14
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Arranging music for small groups

Learn how to arrange tunes, chord progressions and piano scores to create satisfying versions for performance by small vocal and/or instrumental groups. You need to be at Grade 4/5 theory standard.

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Date: 11 Jul 14 - 8 Aug 14
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Composition workshop

Develop your ability to organise your creative musical ideas into satisfying, engaging finished works. You will need to be at least Grade 5 standard theory, and have some musical ideas/drafts to bring with you.

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Date: 11 Aug 14 - 13 Aug 14
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Dalcroze music and movement

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.

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Date: 24 Jul 14 - 25 Jul 14
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Essential ear training

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.

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Harmony 3

Learn minor scale harmony and attempt composition tasks that use your understanding from harmony 1 and 2. Ideal if you wish to progress to jazz harmony studies.

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Date: 3 May 14 - 28 Jun 14
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Jazz harmony and ear training 1

With guided listening to music forms, and singing, you will study time, form, root movement and harmonic progression, chord types, intervals, scales and modes. Learn transcribed solos and participate in playing sessions. For players with a working knowledge of basic harmony and instrumental proficiency beyond grade 5.

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Date: 28 Sep 13 - 5 Jul 14
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Jazz harmony and ear training 2

If you already play jazz and can recognise intervals and diatonic seventh chords in sequence, come and develop your aural, harmonic and rhythmic sense through the study of jazz standards and transcribed solos. Bring your instrument (rhythm section places are limited).

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Date: 28 Sep 13 - 5 Jul 14
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Jazz harmony, ear training and ensemble playing

Join this substantial course to develop your jazz musicianship and playing. Syllabus as 'Jazz harmony and ear training', with additional ensemble work and performance opportunities. Applicants should have a working knowledge of harmony and proficiency on your instrument. Auditions: Sat 20 Jul and Sat 14 Sep, 11am.

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Date: 1 Oct 13 - 1 Jul 14
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Jazz harmony, ear training and ensembles: advanced

Focus on ensemble playing, developing jazz improvisation, applying theoretical understanding to practical situations and performance. Involves jazz standards and unusual repertoire. Auditions: Sat 20 Jul, 14:00 and by appointment in Sep.

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Date: 4 Oct 13 - 27 Jun 14
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