Musicianship 2: rhythm

Course Dates: 16/01/20 - 02/04/20
Time: 16:15 - 17:45
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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Supplement your instrumental or vocal study and improve your musical timekeeping. You will play in class, reading and writing rhythms, and work by ear.

Description

What is the course about?

Improve your rhythmic perception, execution, writing, reading and theoretical knowledge on this practical course.

What will we cover?

- Rhythmic perception comes first and the theory will follow
- Playing by ear, reading and writing rhythm and identifying time signatures and rhythms will be explored through active listening
- Playing activities will include keeping the pulse, on/off beat rhythms, syncopation, cross rhythms.

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

- Demonstrate a heightened aural awareness of rhythm
- Demonstrate an improved confidence in playing rhythm and keeping good time
- Develop understanding of theoretical concerns around rhythm
- Develop your reading and writing skills.

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

You should already have basic musicianship skills and need to be able to sing or play an instrument.
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?

Sessions will be participatory and experiential. Activities will include conducting, dictation, composition, playing by ear, reading notation and playing percussion (including piano).

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

Please being manuscript paper, pencil and rubber.

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

This course will provide a good grounding to go into sight singing, musicianship and aural perception courses, and any instrumental class.
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.

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This is an excellent course which exceeded my expectations. The tutor is very knowledgeable and engaging and the course is more practical then theoretical.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 31/03/2019)
Tutor Biographies
Sarha Moore

Sarha is an experienced teacher and gigging musician, performing on the saxophone, arranging and composing on the piano, in classical, jazz and world music genres. Her principal band, Bollywood Brass Band, is the UK’s pioneering Indian-style wedding band, performing tunes and compulsively danceable rhythms of Bollywood films. Twice nominated for Songlines World Music Awards, the band has performed across the world in concerts, festivals, and Indian weddings in the UK, Europe, India, Thailand and South Africa. Sarha played with Ghanaian Highlife band Orchestre Jazira, and socialist big band, The Happy End. She also plays in the Charlie Mingus jazz cover band Hog Callin’, The Great Yiddish Parade marching band and Freylekh klezmer band. Sarha’s specialist area is World Music, and she has a PhD on the study of the Flattened Supertonic across different cultures. At CityLit she teaches jazz and classical piano, saxophone, world music styles (practical and academic courses), musicianship and music theory.

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.

Book your place

Course Code: MG414

Please choose a course date 

Thu, day, 16 Jan - 02 Apr '20

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £189.00
Senior fee: £151.00
Concession: £115.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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Any questions? music@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2630

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