Topics include triads in major and minor keys; key transposition; seventh chords; modal and pentatonic scales; song form, periodic phrasing and cadences; secondary dominants; secondary leading-tone chords; ear-training.
$275 for students taking private lessons. Private lesson students must register for theory courses by phone or in person to receive discounted rates.
Recommended for concurrent study with Grades 4 – 6 of the Practical Examination of MDP.
Pitch: double sharps, double flats
Rhythm: times values, time signatures in compound time, double dots, breve notes and rests
Scales: major/minor, related keys, enharmonic, technical names of scale degrees, whole tone, chromatic, blues, pentatonic, octatonic
Intervals: all intervals and their inversion
Triads: Identify and write solid/ blocked chords, root position and inversion, close and open position
Recognition of Keys: identity experts without key signatures
Transposition; major Keys only
Cadences: Identify by name (Perfect, Plagal and Imperfect)
Analysis: analyze short musical excerpt
Musical Terms and Signs
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IntermediateTheory / EarTraining
First Session: Sun, Sep 14, 2014, 1:15 pm - 2 pm
Benjamin Grow, a strong believer in a diverse approach to music, has performed on trumpet and sung with choirs in numerous festivals and concerts across North America. His interests in keyboards and early music have led him to chamber music performances on harpsichord with both period and modern instruments. While focusing on music theory and trumpet while in school at Rice University, Benjamin also studied conducting and composition with students of Nadia Boulanger at the Ecole Normal de Musique de Paris. He has conducted in Paris, Houston and led coachings in Mexico. He is currently a music theory instructor at the School for Strings in Manhattan, and has taught up to the university level. Benjamin received the Bachelor of Music degree from Rice University and has pursued graduate studies at McGill University in Montreal.Click here to view other classes taught by this instructor.
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Room: S250, 2nd Fl, S Bldg
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