Theory and Ear Training for Traditional Musicians
Spring: Feb 3-March 31
Wednesdays 7-8:30 pm
This short December mini-class will focus on training our ears to identify intervals and melodies. We’ll do this by singing and playing our instruments. We’ll also look at the connection between ear training, composition and improvisation.
In the fall we focused almost exclusively on the theory part of the Theory & Ear Training class. This spring we’ll reverse that focus, spending more time on training our ears to identify intervals and melodies. We’ll do this by singing and playing our instruments. We’ll also look at the connection between ear training, composition and improvisation.
This class will focus on improving the skills we all use when playing together in various situations. Training in music theory helps clarify the harmonic patterns underling the tunes, and helps accompanists make more informed chord choices. Ear training helps melody players increase their tune learning capacity, and the speed at which tunes can be learned. Taken together, these two approaches complement each other and can lead to more enjoyment and creativity when playing music with others.
If you have not yet enrolled and are unsure of your level, please complete this form and we will consult to place you in the correct section. If there is enough interest, the class will split into two section.
Length, December Mini-class : 3 weeks; 1 hour 30 minute classes
Cost, December Mini-class : $70
Length, Spring Course: 8 weeks, 1 hour 30 minute classes
Cost, Spring Course: $195
Minimum Enrollment: 6
Faculty: Jeremiah McLane