Theory

New Theory & Dictation classes commence Sunday 5 February 2017

Classes will be conducted by Anton Giacomo Bredow in Pymble.

A number of individual and group classes in music theory, aural and musicianship, including courses covering all the grades of AMEB syllabus will be offered. The classes run for 45-60 minutes per week with 4 students in each.

These classes are suitable for younger students as well as adults with an emphasis to develop music reading and writing, aural skills, rhythm to give students a better comprehension of music in general. At more advanced levels, the classes will include study of musical forms and genres, history, as well as basic harmony.

The Musicianship and Theory classes are ideal for instrumental or vocal students who currently undertake AMEB practical exams. Students to date who have completed the AMEB written component under Katya’s tutelage have a 100% pass rate.

These classes focus on music theory and aural training (Rhythmic and Melodic).

There are currently three levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced, with space for up to 4 people per class.

Beginner:

No prerequisite theoretical knowledge is necessary for the beginner classes. We will commence with basic music theory, moving onto notating basic rhythms and single melodic lines while also learning how to sight sing.

Intermediate:

Basic theoretical knowledge is assumed in the Intermediate classes, as well as the ability to write down a melodic/rhythmic line in simple and compound time. In these classes we will be advancing our knowledge in musical harmony and also learning to notate melodic dictations of several lines.

Advanced:

This class is for those who have a very strong basis in musical theory and have a very developed ability to notate melodies and rhythms. We will be analysing complex harmonic sequences, and learn to resolve them.

The following classes are available:

AMEB Musicianship:
1st Grade Covering the 1st grade syllabus, including basic theory, introduction to keys and scales, intervals and chords, time and rhythm as well as signs and terms.
2nd Grade Covering the 2nd grade syllabus, including basic theory, recognition and writing of scales, intervals and chords, times and rhythms as well as signs, terms and general knowledge topics.
3rd Grade Covering the 3rd grade syllabus, including the basics of four-part chord writing and study of simple musical forms.
4th Grade Covering the 4th grade syllabus, including aural training, harmonising cadences, history and general knowledge topics.
5th Grade Covering the 5th grade syllabus, including aural training, four-part harmony and melody writing, history and general knowledge topics.
6th Grade Covering the 6th grade syllabus, including aural training, four-part harmony and melody writing, history and general knowledge topics.

AMEB Theory:

1st Grade Covering 1st grade syllabus, including basic theory, introduction to keys and scales, intervals and chords, time and rhythm as well as terminology.
2nd Grade Covering 2nd grade syllabus, including basic theory, recognition and writing of scales, intervals and chords, times and rhythms, terminology as well as general knowledge topics. 
3rd Grade Covering 3rd grade syllabus, including the basics of four-part chord writing, harmonising cadences as well as study of simple musical forms.
4th Grade Covering 4th grade syllabus, including four-part harmony and melody writing, history and general knowledge topics.
5th Grade Covering 5th grade syllabus, including four-part harmony and melody writing, history and general knowledge topics.
6th Grade Covering 6th grade syllabus, including advanced four-part harmony and melody writing, history and general knowledge topics.

Class times:

Beginner                12:00 – 13:00 Sunday FULL

Intermediate          13:00 – 14:00 Sunday FULL

Advanced              14:00 – 15:00 Sunday

For more information please contact Anton on  0424 739345  or  agbredow@hotmail.com