Ear training

Course Dates: 17/07/24 - 31/07/24
Time: 18:30 - 20:00
Location: Online
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 short practical course.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Ear training
  • Course Code: MG987
  • Dates: 17/07/24 - 31/07/24
  • Time: 18:30 - 20:00
  • Taught: Wed, Evening
  • Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)
  • Location: Online
  • Tutor: Della Rhodes

Course Code: MG987

Wed, eve, 17 Jul - 31 Jul '24

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

Any questions? music@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 4582 0412

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What is the course about?

To give practice time and consideration to aural skills.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Practice of intervals, rhythm, and recognition of form and quality of sound. Involves singing, writing musical examples, clapping, and active listening.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- hear quality and size of basic intervals, and explore them within the major scale.
- hear the major or minor quality of chords.
- discern time signature, on-beat and off-beat rhythms.
- be more confident about recognising what you hear.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Experience of playing is essential, and basic reading skills will be expected. No formal ear training is expected: this course will provide such a basis. Useful as a refresher, though, for students who have done ear training courses.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

- Listening to and singing musical structures with and without piano guidance.
- Practice of intervals - recognition and singing.
- Listening to and appraising recorded music.
- taught in the pianos room, you will have the use of keyboards.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

We recommend you record the sessions for practice purposes.
Manuscript paper and audio for practice will be provided.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

City Lit offers a wide range of Musicianship courses that enhance your practical study.

Della Rhodes

Della has enjoyed working at City Lit for over 3 decades, teaching, managing, learning. After training in contemporary dance, Della became consumed by drama and music work. Music came to dominate, playing in bands, song writing, teaching for, and advising, the Youth Service and Adult Education. Performing and writing arrangements for pop and jazz a cappella has been a 30 year journey. So too the teaching of jazz musicianship. Gratitude is due to early mentor Amit Sen for introducing 'the jazz thing'.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.