How Music Works: Part 1 and 2
Thursdays 10:45 am - 12:45 pm
Fall 2022: September 22-November 10
Are you just starting your vocal/instrumental journey? Or have you played or sung for years, but always wanted to better understand the music? Unlock the mysteries of music in this introduction to music theory. Topics include reading fluency (pitch/rhythm notation, pitch/rhythm reading), major/minor scale construction, triadic and seventh chord constructions, intervals, chord analysis, circle of fifths, basic chord progressions, and YOUR questions that you’ve always wanted answered. This class is designed for students with some practical understanding but no formal theory training – those with reading experience in one clef only, pianists and singers with minimal theory background, guitarists who read only tab, as well as those who want to brush up on the basics.
Spring is Part 2 of the course, and will continue topics explored in the fall class. The class will be picking up with a quick review of major scales, Circle of Fifths, intervals, and rhythms with 16th note patterns. Then the focus will move on to chords (maj, min, dim, aug) and inversions, chord progression, minor scales, 6/8 meter, syncopation, and more.
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Length: 8 weeks, 2 hour classes
Faculty: Jane Woods
Minimum Enrollment: 4
Cost: $225 (No cost for UVMC individual lesson and Suzuki students enrolled in full 16-week term)
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