Music Theory and Ear Training
This module concentrates on teaching the fundamentals of music theory. It covers the language of music, the recognition of tones, harmonies and rhythm and how to translate that into a written form. This module will teach you to listen to intervals and recognize the relationship between notes and understand the context of this in terms of songs and music.
By the end of Level 1 a successful student should be able to:
Aurally Identify all intervals.
Read basic notated score in both treble and bass clef.
Develop their knowledge of intervals and how they are used to build triads.
Use all Major and Minor scales.
All lessons in this module from the middle of term 1 should have at least ten minutes of ear training as well as the theory content.
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Instrument - Keys
These classes focus on tuition on your chosen instrument. It will help you understand your instrument and the techniques used in performing. For example, Keyboard students will learn scales, posture and correct hand technique.
By the end of Level one a successful student should be able to:
Play all Major and Minor triads.
Play all Major scales and Harmonic minor scales.
Interpret Lead sheets to be able to play with other musicians.
Play Left hand arpeggios with a right hand melody.
Play two handed triads.
Develop an appreciation of style.
Students will have the opportunity to play the keyboard parts for songs like “Let it Be” by the Beatles, “Lay, Lady, Lay” by Bob Dylan, “Great Balls of Fire” by Jerry Lee Lewis and “Sympathy for the Devil” by the Rolling Stones.
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The study of harmony and ear training, and the concepts and techniques necessary for successful application of this knowledge to the keyboard. This includes: fundamental Western music theory, sight singing, melodic and harmonic intervals, chord types with extensions, chord progressions and tunes.
The Ensemble course is designed for students to get the experience of performing on a weekly basis with other students. Through the learning of repertoire they will gain the skills needed to be able to perform as a band, and display a level of professionalism in a performance situation.
By the end of the Ensemble Skills course a successful student should be able to:
Rehearse and perform an accurate representation of a piece of music independently.
Apply instrumental techniques relevant to the style of music through the performance.
Show group co-operation and a good work ethic to produce a live product.
Develop stage presence and performance techniques to create an engaging and professional performance.
Develop an awareness of the above so that they can display it in giving feedback to peers.
Stay in time as a group, without the aid of a teacher.
Develop their ear so that they can pick out other instrument parts in order to keep in time in a live setting and tell when they are out of tune with the rest of the band.
Play with any ensemble outside of school displaying the professionalism and dedication that it takes to succeed.
All performance students during their time in level one will have the opportunity to perform at 15 school organized gigs and put their names forward to audition for placements on gigs in the wider music scene.
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History and Context of Music
The study of jazz and the concepts and techniques necessary for successful performance of this style on the keyboard. Topics include: The history of the development of jazz (ragtime, stride, bebop, cool jazz, post bop, modal jazz, fusion), learning standard tunes, chord and scale work. The study of jazz song forms, melodies, voicings, learning to comp (swing), and develop a strong musical sense. Learning the art of improvisation. Learning to work with and listen to the band.
The History and Context of Music module is designed to give students exposure to a wide range of different musical styles. Through this they will learn about where these styles came from, the cultural points that gave birth to them and their lasting influence on the music that came afterwards.
By the end of the Music History and Context course a successful student should be able to:
Develop an understanding of the history of recorded music.
Identify the most prominent genres of music from the history of popular music since 1910, and describe the features of those particular genres.
Assess the importance of different genres to the development of popular music and where we find ourselves today.
Examine how culture and society influenced genres and some of the most prominent artists from the last 100 years.
Continuously develop knowledge of the links between different styles of music through the history of popular music.
Students will have the opportunity to study the beginnings of Western Popular music and the history of and influences that styles such as Blues, Jazz, Folk, Gospel, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Soul and many others have had on the music that we listen to and make today.
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ELECTIVES (OPTIONAL)In addition to the core courses, students are encouraged to choose additional Elective modules to enhance their musical learning. These Electives can be chosen from any of the Production, Pro Sound and DJ modules.
The True School of Music, Mumbai and the Conservatorium van Amsterdam launch the CvA online custom program for TSM. This unique and innovative collaboration between the two music institutes will give TSM students a chance to be taught by CvA’s world-renowned faculty in a certificate program.
40 lessons per Pro Level, divided into 4 modules with 10 lessons each. Every online lesson follows a specific development route and consists of:
Exercises and examples offer students inspiring materials to improve specific aspects of their skills; assignments give a chance to apply and test the learnings. Each student receives personal feedback from their True School teacher with suggestions and comments on their work. Every 10th lesson, students have a live interaction, assessment and feedback session with CvA online faculty.
After two years of online courses from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, successful students can earn a joint certificate from the Conservatorium’s online program and True School.