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Music Theory: Harmony & Rhythm

Music Theory Intermediate: Ages 13 - 18

  • 45 minutes
  • 15 US dollars
  • Online

Service Description

Students will further develop their knowledge from the previous music theory courses. In this course, students will continue to advance their work in ear-training and musical composition. Melodic and rhythmic dictation will be also introduced in this course. This course is recommended for those who have a strong background in music theory. LESSON 1: Advanced Ledger Lines, 32nd & 64th Notes, Compound Time Signatures Learners will learn about what advanced ledger lines are in music, the differences between 32nd & 64 notes, and compound time signatures through a series of in-class activities led by the instructor. LESSON 2: Triplets & Advanced Time Signatures: Learners will be introduced to different triplet rhythms and other time signatures within the simple and compound structures. LESSON 3: Perfect Intervals, Major and Minor Intervals: Learners will be introduced to a variety of perfect, major, and minor intervals through a series of in-class activities and be able to relate it to popular tunes to help internalize the intervals. LESSON 4: Augmented and Diminished, Intervals, Inversion of Intervals, Interval Review: Learners will be able to develop the skills to hear the differences between augmented and diminished intervals, and receive more practice with the perfect, major, and minor intervals. LESSON 5: Triads & Chord Qualities, Triad Review, Triad Inversion Review: Learners will continue to develop their knowledge about triads and chord qualities. In this lesson, we will also discuss the function of these different chord qualities. LESSON 6: Changing a Minor Triad to a Major Triad, Changing a Major Triad to a Minor Triad: Students will learn how to change a minor triad to a major triad and vice versa. We will also introduce the meaning of functional harmony in music and how it relates to major and minor triads. LESSON 7: Triads & Chord Qualities; Bach Chorale Analysis Assignment: Learners will develop their knowledge of triads and learn how they work in functional harmony through macro and micro analysis. LESSON 8: Dominant 7th and Major 7th Chords | Minor 7th & Diminished 7th Chords: Students will learn about the following seventh chords: dominant, major, minor, and diminished along with relevant musical examples that illustrate its usage in music theory. LESSON 9: Advanced Chord Theory Quiz LESSON 10: The Relative Minor | Minor Scales LESSON 11: Circle of Fifths, Scales Quiz, Repeats, Signs and Symbols LESSON 12: Final Composition Assignment

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