Adults can be nervous at taking part in musical activities if they can’t read music. This class, led by Tony Riccio, a professional musician and experienced educator, is designed to gently open up the world of musical learning through teaching the basics of music reading. This is a practical course and you will be led through the conventions of music reading and basic music theory via a singing approach.
In more detail:
This course will introduce learners to basic music theory. We will look at understanding a score, the key, time signature and understand how the piece of music is put together.
We will look at time and pitch, understanding the key through two tonalities – major and minor.
One of the great legacies of the British choral traditions was making use of the movable Solfa system. This is the easiest method a learner can attempt to sing a melody without the use of an instrument. This is also incorporated into the course.
The class will sing a piece of vocal repetoire each week chosen from different eras and different nations e.g. Unison, Plainchant, two part rounds, four part songs, Musical Theatre songs, Religious Settings, Music from around the World.
WHEN AND WHERE
Monday evenings from 7.30 -9pm at BYMT, Southborough Lane BR2 8AA
Term dates: 18 September – 27 November 2017. Half term is 23-27 October.
Anyone who is interested in learning more about music is very welcome to attend.
The fee is £70 per term.
To download an application form to join the class, click here