Recommended for concurrent study with Grades 1 – 3 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

$225 for students taking private lessons. Private lesson students must register by phone or in person to receive discounted rates.

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  • Beginner Theory

    First Session: Sun, Sep 10, 2017, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

    Instructor: Ben Grow  show bio

    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.

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    Day(s): Sunday

    Sessions: 16

    Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

    Room: S250, 2nd Fl, S Bldg

    Price: from $550.00








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