Musicianship 2: rhythm

Course Dates: 16/01/21 - 27/03/21
Time: 12:00 - 13:30
Location: Online

Supplement your instrumental or vocal study and improve your musical timekeeping. You will listen and play in these live online sessions, reading and writing rhythms, and work by ear.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.

Description

What is the course about?

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

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?

- 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
- Improve 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 active listening, conducting, dictation, playing by ear, reading notation and playing 'percussion' (including piano or keyboard if you have one).

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

Please have manuscript paper, pencil and eraser. All musical materials for the course will be supplied in the google classroom.

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 will enhance your performance in 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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Great course. Very responsive to needs and interests of different students.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 19/03/2020)
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
Angele Veltmeijer

Angèle Veltmeijer is a multi-instrumentalist who plays flute, clarinet, saxophone and keyboards. She enjoys playing a wide variety of musics, from folk to jazz and circus to West African highlife. She has performed and toured in Europe and Africa, playing in venues ranging from the Royal Albert Hall to many local venues. She has played live and recorded with Ivy Benson, Orchestra Jazira, Brian Kennedy, Annie Whitehead, Jimmy Somerville, Carol Grimes, Bessa, Alfred Karri Bannerman, Bob Graham, and Big Bands including lead alto in Morley College jazz orchestra, Studio 9 Orchestra, Sussex Jazz Orchestra, Brighton Big Band. Her own ensembles include Angèle Veltmeijer Quartet and Angel’s Horns. Angèle composes and arranges, and her music has been played and recorded by several of the line-ups she has been associated with. Angèle learned to play the saxophone at City Lit with Kathy Stobart whose firm yet compassionate teaching has remained an inspiration. Angèle enjoys passing on the thrill of making music. At City Lit she has taught saxophone, flute, jazz and pop piano, musicianship, jazz improvisation and transcription.

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.

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Course Code: MG414

Sat, day, 16 Jan - 27 Mar '21

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

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

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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

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