Music Theory I

Music Theory I

150.00

Instructor: Ms. Seray

Please review course details below.

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COURSE SCHEDULE:

REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN - Classes start September 2, 2019 and end November 22, 2019.


COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Music Theory is to music, as grammar is to the English language. It is comprised of rules and concepts that make music sound pleasant, and enable music to be played and written by all musicians. This course is for students who wish to gain a better understanding of music, how it works, and to enhance their music skills. Students will be equipped with a working knowledge of the following principles: music notation, rhythm, rests, scales, and musical vocabulary. 

This course requires a study commitment of approximately 2 hours per week.


COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Develop and apply knowledge and skills to read and notate music.

  • Practice and develop aural skills in order to analyze, develop, and evaluate written music notation and audio recordings. 

  • Practice and develop sight-reading skills to identify various rhythmic patterns. 

  • Complete weekly pre-recorded lectures.

  • Participate in interactive online student forums.

  • Deliver assessments and/or assignments in a timely manner.


PREREQUISITES AND RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • There are no prerequisites for this course.

  • Recommended age: 12 years old and above.


REQUIRED TEXTS/RESOURCES:

  1. Schmeling, Paul. Berklee Music Theory Book 1. Massachusetts: Berklee Press, 2011.

  2. Staff paper, binder with loose leaf paper, pencil and eraser.


 
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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Ms. Seray’s musical career spans twenty years with formal education in classical violin performance, music theory and aural studies from the Manhattan School of Music. She has completed all musical education board exams in both New York and Australia, and was a member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society. She has and continues to perform in international orchestra competitions, regional orchestras, chamber groups, theatrical performances, private and corporate functions. For the past ten years, Ms. Seray has provided musical education to homeschoolers, community groups, and private students worldwide. Read more.