Musicianship 2: ear training

Course Dates: 23/04/20 - 02/07/20
Time: 19:45 - 21:15
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Maciej Burdynowski

Enhance your aural awareness and improve your recognition and response to music in practice. We will sing intervals, scales and harmonies, and set routines for you to practise. Some music theory included.


What is the course about?

Exploring the musical structures and strategies that are crucial to good aural recognition, and learning to hear, realise and notate musical patterns.

What will we cover?

- Regular, systematic practice of intervals, rhythms, and recognition of form and quality of sound.
- Singing, writing examples, clapping, playing percussion, developing the short-term memory for musical fragments
- active listening
- basic skills and strategies for transcribing what you hear into musical notation.

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

- hear and sing intervals up to an octave, and explore them within the major scale
- hear the major or minor quality of simple triads, and the movement within simple harmonic progressions
- keep a pulse, discern time signature, on-beat and off-beat rhythms
- identify the tonic and key of a melody
- understand how to apply practice routines.

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

Basic music reading skills, and experience of playing/singing music are essential.
You will need to follow written and verbal instructions in English, engage in class discussions and take notes in English and staff notation.

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

Tutor explanation and demonstration
Group practical exercises in listening, singing, interval practice
Reading and writing examples of rhythm and melody
Listening to and appraising recorded music (variety of styles)
You will get the most from the course if you are able to practise between sessions; materials will be supplied to support your independent practice.

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

Please bring manuscript paper, pencil and eraser. Other materials will be supplied by the tutor.

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

Musicianship 2: rhythm, Musicianship 2: aural training with solfa and/or Musicianship 3: sight singing
You may also be interested in Singing or Music theory courses.


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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 20/11/2019)
Do this course if you would like to fine-tune your ability to hear music, sing or play an instrument. Learning by experiencing the music in your body, not just knowing it intellectually
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Review by Richard / (Posted on 20/11/2019)
Highly recommend
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 27/07/2019)
Yes good course. Very enjoyable
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 23/06/2019)
The course is well presented and a great introduction to matching theory and practice. It teaches the active listening of chords, triads and harmonies. Provides a good basis for learning more
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Review by Late learner / (Posted on 21/06/2019)
The teaching was spot-on, encouraging, passionate & developed a great rapport with students through a sense of humour
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 20/06/2019)
take it
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Review by mike. / (Posted on 18/12/2018)
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Course Code: MG415

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Thu, eve, 23 Apr - 02 Jul '20

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

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

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