Sheet Music

Intermediate Course

When you learn the rules of music, they give you a solid platform to confidently express yourself as an artist. Every new concept is like entering into another musical adventure. You will discover the nuances of vast musical cultures and study the harmony, melody and rhythms in detail. And of course, we will also help you break all the rules!

Music Theory is important for any musician. Firstly, the ability to communicate ideas between musicians becomes simpler to do with one common language of notation. Secondly, a vast knowledge of music theory broadens and sharpens your skills as a composer. We will realize that after studying the theory of music, we enter into a huge world of permutations and combinations of notes, rests, chords, beats, sub-beats and amazingly enough, all of them sound really cool and remind us of songs we have heard before, innovations or an entirely new musical creation.

Curriculum

Scale Theory

  • Forming and applying the Major Scale using multiple approaches

  • Circle of Fifths

  • Minor Scales, Blues, Pentatonic and scales from other cultures

  • Transposition

Intervals

  • Melodic vs Harmonic  Perfect, Diatonic and Chromatic

  • Inversion of Intervals

  • Ear training to appreciate and recall intervals

  • Upper third and Lower third usage in harmony
     

Chord Theory

  • Diatonic Triad Formulation

  • Classification of Chords by emotion

  • Implementing popular chord progressions

  • Visual recognition of chords

  • Chord Inversions

  • Rules of Harmonization

  • Voicing and SATB (4 part Harmony)

  • Composing Harmony given the Melody

  • Composing Melody given the Harmony

  • Blues Form

  • Basics of Voicing

  • Circle of Fifths for Harmony

Rhythm

  • Meter, Beats and Sub-Beats

  • Accenting and Syncopation

  • Tied Notes and Rests
    Putting it all together