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 students 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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These classes focus on basic keyboard techniques and arrangement skills as more often than not a producers main instrument will be a midi keyboard. These lessons are designed to feed directly into the music production lessons and skills studied will be transferable across the two subjects.
By the end of Level one a successful student should be able to:
Play all Major and Minor triads
Use all inversions of triads
Be familiar with the most common chord progressions and cadences
Play all Major scales and Harmonic minor scales
Split chords between left and right hands
Develop an understanding of arrangement and harmony
Develop an appreciation of style
This keyboard module is designed to support production activities. Midi keyboard techniques will be covered as well as arrangement of popular song repertoire.
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Music production is a combination of teaching techniques and skills needed to manipulate Logic Pro and similar digital software tools. Students will also show their proficiency throughout the term on various assignments. In addition to software sequencing skills students will learn recording skills and basic mixing.
By the end of Level 1 a successful student should be able to:
Display a high level of fluency with the use of a DAW, having a basic ability to edit, record, synthesise, sequence, understand signal flow, mix projects and use sampling.
Develop a basic understanding of the physics of recording in order to explain why certain techniques are used over others.
Identify broad genre definitions and compose to those genres.
Give constructive peer feedback and verbalise their own ideas in order to pitch them to others.
A level of competency in computers.
Students will be given the opportunity to learn production techniques that are used by producers like Trent Reznor, Timbaland, Max Martin and RedOne. They will have had the opportunity to produce ten pieces in a range of production styles using various techniques.
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History and Context of Music
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 Performer, 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.