Musicianship 2: aural training with solfa B

Course Dates: 13/01/20 - 30/03/20
Time: 16:00 - 17:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutors:

This practical course focuses on sight-singing and aural perception to develop your general musicianship. Gain a deeper understanding of different tonalities, develop your ability to pick out notes in chords, write down melodies that you hear, and improve rhythmic accuracy. Based on the famous Kodály method. Leads to part C next term. Break week: 17 Feb.

Description

What is the course about?

The course is focused on gaining a deep understanding of the fundamental building blocks of music, to improve aural awareness, sight-reading skills, and the ability to memorise and transcribe musical material. The course is suitable for those wanting develop their own musicianship or to learn a Kodály-based approach for their teaching practice.

What will we cover?

• Recognise and understand pitch patterns in melody through the relative solfa system
• Develop knowledge and aural awareness of modes
• Transform melodic material to different tonalities
• Improve sight-reading of melodic material in different tonalities
• Develop skills in melodic and rhythmic transcription (dictation).

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

• Feel greater confidence with aural recognition of pitch relationships in music
• Feel greater confidence with aural recognition of rhythmic relationships in music
• Sight-sing music with greater confidence
• Transcribe music with greater confidence
• Gain deeper understanding of pitch relationships in different tonalities (e.g. pentatonic, major, minor).

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

Students should be able to pitch notes with their voice, have knowledge of music theory to at least ABRSM grade 3 (or equivalent), and have some experience with the relative sol-fa system.
You need to be able to follow written and verbal instructions in English, and participate in class discussions and practical activities.

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

The classes will consist of lots of practical exercises involving group singing, movement, clapping and listening.
There will be no mandatory homework, but practise of the material between classes will be very beneficial.

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

You will need to bring manuscript paper and a pencil.

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

This course leads to Musicianship 2: aural training with solfa C in the same time slot next term.
You may be interested in other Practical musicianship or Music theory courses, or one of our many singing, instrumental, ensemble or music appreciation courses. For more details about musicianship and music theory please visit our blog: Musicianship and music theory at City lit which lists our full sequence of musicianship and music theory classes.
Please check the printed or online course guide, or contact the music department for further advice.

Reviews
Tutor Biographies
Selena Kay Tutor Website

Selena began her musical career as a composer, gaining a Dutch Government scholarship to study at the Royal Conservatory, The Hague with Louis Andriessen. As a student she won numerous prizes including BBC Young Composers, resulting in a commission for the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and BBC Radio 3 broadcasts. She has wide musical interests ranging from Renaissance counterpoint and the origins of tonality to twentieth-century composition techniques and electronic music. Selena performs in an experimental electronic music duo KOGG with Cerys Hogg. They create music by sampling vocals, sound objects, and home-made instruments, combining composed and improvised material. They have performed live and are producing an album. Selena has a keen interest in music pedagogy, particularly the social and cognitive benefits of music education, and is a specialist Kodály practitioner. She is also advisor in further education for the British Kodály Academy. Selena holds BMus (Hons), MMus and PGCE degrees, has held positions at Goldsmiths and Middlesex University and currently teaches at City Lit and Morley College.

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.

This course has now started

Course Code: MG422B

Started Mon, day, 13 Jan - 30 Mar '20

Duration: 11 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £169.00
Senior fee: £135.00
Concession: £103.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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