Ear training

Course Dates: 26/04/22 - 28/06/22
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: Online
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. These live online sessions will help you develop skills to improve your music reading and sight singing.
Break week: 31st May 2022.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £101.00

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Course Code: MG413

Started Tue, eve, 26 Apr - 28 Jun '22

Duration: 9 sessions (over 10 weeks)

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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 structures and patterns.

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?

- Systematic practice of intervals, rhythms, and recognition of form and quality of sound.
- Singing, writing examples, clapping rhythms, developing your short-term memory for musical fragments
- active listening
- 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 major and minor scales
- hear the major or minor quality of triads, and the movement within simple harmonic progressions
- keep the pulse, discern time signature, on-beat and off-beat rhythms
- identify the tonic and key of a melody.

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

Music reading skills, and experience of playing/singing music are essential. This is not a class for beginners to music study.
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 of practical work.
Group practical exercises in listening, singing, intervals 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 have manuscript paper, pencil and eraser. Course materials, written and recorded, will be supplied in the google classroom.

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

Musicianship 2: rhythm, Musicianship 2: aural training with solfa.

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.