23 July 2021
Essential Music Theory: Grade 5 (ages 18+)online course
This one-week course at Guildhall School of Music & Drama is ideal if you are preparing for the ABRSM Grade 5 Music Theory exam and/or want to improve your knowledge of music theory. The course draws upon intuitive musical understanding and focuses on stave notation. The syllabus will also provide you with a foundation for more advanced music theory studies.
The course is taught by pianist Andrew Bottrill, professor at Guildhall.
Anyone aged 18+ with knowledge of ABRSM Grade 3 Music Theory, or the equivalent.
The course will alternate between group sessions, independent working and 1:1 sessions led by the course tutor. For the 1:1 sessions you will be in your own breakout room to work on tasks, during which, the course tutor will join you to review the exercises.
Collective lessons are given in three broad topic areas:
- Time: understanding the notation of durations, metre and rhythm
- Pitch: understanding the notation of steps, intervals and patterns, tonality and harmony
- Sound and sense: understanding terminology, concepts, instruments and voices
Some of the activities will be online, but most exercises involve writing within the required publications and on manuscript paper.
GBP 400: £400
Participation Bursaries are available for this course. (Please note the application deadline for participation bursaries is 1 June 2021). Further information can be found on our website.