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Compose Your First Opus in 9 Weeks: Go From Basic Music Theory to Composition!
This 9-week course will take any music enthusiast from the very basics of music theory to composing your first work by the end of our time together.
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Once per week
over 9 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
How does a "Multi-Day" course work?
Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries
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This course will cover fundamentals of music theory to ultimately allow the students to be able to compose short works by the end of the 9 weeks. Beyond getting started with composing, the topics covered are basic theory principals that will help grow the student as a complete and thinking musician, and augment their musical performance. Week 1 - Treble clef, bass clef, music notation Week 2 - Rhythm, time signature Week 3 - Key signature (Major) Week 4 - Key signature (Minor) Week 5 -...
Students will learn how to read music in treble and bass clefs, know basic time signatures and rhythms, learn how key signatures work in major and minor keys and how to construct them, what triads are and how they are important to harmony, learn how chord progressions work to form a melodic phrase, and ultimately, put all the knowledge together to compose their own works.
There will be a final project of writing your own song or musical work. This final piece will be shared with the class (at the level of the student's comfort). Over the duration of the course, students are encouraged to work on given worksheets and exercises on their own time to improve proficiency but will not be required.
Manuscript paper (a spiral bound notebook would be helpful like this one: https://www.amazon.com/Standard-Wirebound-Manuscript-Paper-Green/dp/0881884995/ref=sxts_sxwds-bia-wc-drs1_0?cv_ct_cx=manuscript+paper&dchild=1&keywords=manuscript+paper&pd_rd_i=0881884995&pd_rd_r=1342a22b-b39d-4641-8241-dd6f8f067683&pd_rd_w=r8Dqr&pd_rd_wg=VetAN&pf_rd_p=c33e4373-edb9-47f9-a7e6-5d3d6a7a4ad0&pf_rd_r=A6K6Q058E794XXKCABC1&psc=1&qid=1607031321&sr=1-1-5e875a02-02b1-4426-9916-8a5c26cd5a14) But I will provide a PDF of a blank manuscript paper for students to print if needed.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
29 total reviews
39 completed classes
Thank you for your interest in my classes! I am a professional trombonist with a passion for teaching music. Described by Gramophone Magazine as "eloquent," my professional career took me all over the world. I played in a professional orchestra...