Music Theory for Intermediate Students | Trinity College of Music | Grade 2 to Grade 5
Students will have the opportunity to tailor this course to their current level of understanding in music theory, choosing to learn one of the four grades of increasing difficulty from Trinity College of Music, London. Each grade covers different topics in music theory—ranging from time signatures and scales to minor keys and chord progression. Perfect for students who already have a rudimentary understanding of music theory, any one of the grades (based on your current knowledge) will be taught by expert performer and educator Jason Quadros over a period of 22 weeks.
In this course, students are welcome to choose the direction of their learning depending on their existing level of knowledge in music theory. Lessons from grades 2 through 5 from Trinity College of Music, London are offered by experienced performer and music educator, Jason Quadros. Each student in this course will benefit from Mr. Quadros’ extensive education and experience in instrumental music and music theory, providing each student with the information they need to grow as musicians. See below for details on each grade.
Grade 2 topics cover note values, time signatures, metronome markings, relative major and minor scales, broken chords, musical sequence, and transposition, in addition to many other lessons. Students will also learn to write their own tune to a given rhythm and analyze a simple piece of music. Grade 3 topics cover compound time signatures, quaver triplets, anacrusis, new keys and how to work out the key of a piece, real and tonal sequences, chord progression, and four-part chords, in addition to many other lessons. Students will also learn to write their own tune to a given rhythm and analyze a piece of music. Grade 4 topics cover alto clef and notes, irregular time signatures, harmonic rhythm, how to set words to rhythm, enharmonic equivalents, chromatic scale, new keys, and dominant 7th chord, in addition to many other lessons. Students will also learn to write their own music, including writing for bassline, and learn to analyze a piece of music. Grade 5 is the most advanced of the course outlines offered, covering tenor clef and notes, semiquaver triplets, new time signatures, major pentatonic scales of C and G, new keys, transposing music by any major, minor, or perfect interval, supertonic triads, and imperfect cadence, in addition to many other advanced lessons. Students will also write their own piece of music and learn to analyze other pieces of music.
The ipassio edge: Students enrolling for this short term course on ipassio have the advantage of getting introduced to or learn the intricacies of an art form, from an experienced exponent of the art. Short term courses deal with creating a strong foundation on a specific topic. The syllabus of a short term course is predefined and ready before the commencement of the course. This gives students an understanding about the knowledge they will gain in the stipulated period of time, helping them in their planning and decision making. The persistent support from teachers enables the student to accomplish and achieve the desired result or outcome within the given timeframe. The class strength for short term courses, is limited to 5, ensuring that each student gets attention. A set of 5 individuals enrolling for a short term course encourages learning from peers and social interaction. This short term course bodes good for students passionate about learning, setting them up for the long term or advanced level of learning.
About Jason Quadros: Jason Quadros is an expert performer and educator with over a decade of experience and seeks to bring that experience to each of his lessons. He has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from St. Xavier’s College, Goa and a diploma from the School of Audio Engineering, Chennai, making him an excellent online educator. In addition, he studied keyboard, piano, and music theory at Trinity College of Music, London, and won the Hannam Clarke Award for highest marks. Mr. Quadros has been teaching music for over eight years and is committed to providing an education to each of his students in a way that can be efficiently digested.
This course is taught with the students’ chosen grade in the Music Theory textbook and workbook published by Trinity College of Music, London. Each student will need to purchase a copy of this book, as well as a music manuscript book used to practice notation and exercises, both of which can be found at most local music stores or online.
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