Introduction to Music Theory by John Connors
utilizing text from Celebrate Theory Level 1 from The Royal Conservatory of Music
(Sounds official eh!)
Week 1 - Introduction to Theory
Getting started with theory and some of the positives about this new Celebrate Theory Series from the Royal Conservatory of Music. Also, a bit of a "get to know you" session! (Don't worry, there won't be any uncomfortable ice breaker games or trust exercises!)
Week 2 - Pitch and Notation
We'll go over the fundamentals of reading music and discuss scales and triads, note and rest values (from eighth notes to whole notes), and discuss accidentals on purpose.
Week 3 - Rhythm
Dots, Ties and Stems and we'll dig further into time signatures. This week we'll also plan out a personal listening session - because Music Theory without Music is just squiggles, symbols, shapes and words ... it's meaningless. We'll also demystify common Time Signatures and even learn some Italian! Fantástico eh!
Week 4 - Scales
We'll climb higher in the discussion of scales and key signatures. We'll also discuss melody writing, so bring your creative hats for this week!
Week 5 - Intervals & Triads
How do you measure the distance between two notes? This week we introduce the concept of intervals. Then we'll get down with Triads ...
Do you want to Build a Snowman? Or should we just Let it Go?
Sorry about that ... we'll discuss how triads are constructed and John will explain his cheesy snowman joke.
Week 6 - Putting It All Together and Music Terms & Signs
We're going to look at some pieces of music (one of which by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart!) and dissect them! Then we'll go over more musical words to help you continue your journey as a student of music.
|Skill Level: ||Beginner|
|Skill Details: ||No previous experience required, but the primary objective is to help introduce music theory for students of music so that they can relate this content to their current experiences with music. |
|Instructor Bio: ||John Connors has been teaching private music lessons including piano, guitar, drums, bass, songwriting, harmony and music theory for Connors Music since 1996. He also has teaching experience with the York Region District School Board and composes and performs with his band, The Connors Brothers. |