Fundamentals of Music Theory for Instrumentalists II


Achieve a secure grasp on the basics of music notation to progress to the next level of your chosen instrument. This course is easily relatable to practical instrumental playing, irrespective of which instrument the student plays.

Created By

Andrew L

Beginner
Exercise

8 HOURS

8 LESSONS

Fundamentals of Music Theory for Instrumentalists II

skill-acquisition

Course Overview



Having a secure grasp on the basics of music notation and the concepts of keys, scales, and intervals can enable you to progress to the next level on your instrument much more easily. This course (which continues from Part I) covers more advanced time signatures, tuplets, intervals, transposition, more uncommon clefs, all major and minor keys and scales, chromatic scales, diatonic triads, melodic harmonisation, ornaments and basic melodic composition. As in Part I, the material for the various topics is presented in an accessible way and is designed to be easily relatable to practical instrumental playing, regardless of your instrument. The course covers grades 4-5 of the ABRSM music theory syllabus.

Course Content



8 LESSONS

8 HOURS Total Length

Lesson 1

Advanced Time Signatures and Tuplets

60 minutes

Lesson 2

Intervals and Transposition

60 minutes

Lesson 3

More Unusual Clefs, Open Score, Instrumental Families and Their Characteristics

60 minutes

Lesson 4

Keys and Scales: All Major and Minor Keys, Scale Degrees and Chromatic Scales

60 minutes

Lesson 5

Chords: All Diatonic Major and Minor Triads, Melodic Harmonisation

60 minutes

Lesson 6

Ornaments and Performance Directions

60 minutes

Lesson 7

Melodic Composition

60 minutes

Lesson 8

Working with Extracts and Putting Everything Together

60 minutes

Key Skills


Music Theory

Rhythm

Composition

Chords

Educator


Andrew L

Saxophone, Clarinet and Flute Educator

With performance and teaching experience, Andrew adapts his lessons to allow the students to get the most out of them, whilst promoting musicianship and creativity.