Holiday Music Theory Lesson

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  • November and December school holiday music theory course available.
  • Achieve ABRSM Grade 5 theory in an accelerated course using a condensed approach.
  • Online / Physical Lessons
  • Group Class / Individual Lessons

Two courses are offered:

Beginner Theory Course: Grade 1 to Grade 3

Elementary Theory Course: Grade 4 to Grade 5

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Features:

➤ Summary Theory Cheat Sheet from Grade 1 to 5

➤ In line with the ABRSM Theory syllabus

➤ Fast Track Approach to prepare for ABRSM Theory Grade 5

➤ Pace of the Theory Course tailored to suit your needs

➤ Structured Program with Lesson Plans

➤ Targeted Results


Elaine Khong Violin Studio

Beginner Theory Lesson (ABRSM Grade 1 to 3)

Course Duration: 12 Weeks (1hr 30mins per lesson)


Lesson Plan & Topics

1

Note Values and Rhythm

Semibreve, Minum, Crotchet, Quaver, Semiquaver, Demisemiquaver,

 Triplets and their equivalent Rests

2

Time Signatures

2.1)Simple Time

2.2) Compound Time

 2.3)Bar Lines and Groupings within Simple and Compound Time

3

Clefs & Ledger Lines

3.1)Notes in Treble Clef

3.2)Notes in Bass Clef

 3.3)Extension of staff beyond two ledger lines

4

Pitch

4.1)Accidentals

 4.2)Semitones & Tones

5

Scales and Key Signatures

4.1)Major & Minor keys up to and including four sharps & flats

 4.2)Harmonic & Melodic Minor Keys

6

Intervals

6.1) Major & Minor Intervals

7

Tonic Triads

7.1) Root Position

7.2) 1st, 3rd & 5th Degree of the Scale

 7.3) Intervals above theTonic

8

Terms & Signs

8.1) Dynamics

8.2) Tempo

8.3) Articulation

 8.4) Performance Direction

9

Music in Context

 9.1) To answer questions about a passage concerning musical elements

10

Practice Exam Papers


Elaine Khong Violin Studio

Advanced Theory Lesson (ABRSM Grade 4 to 5)

Prerequisite: ABRSM Grade 3

Course Duration: 12 Weeks (1hr 45mins per lesson)


Lesson Plan & Topics

1

Note Values and Rhythm

1.1) The breve and its rests

1.2) Double-dotted notes and rests

 1.3) Duplets

2

Irregular Time Signatures

2.1)Grouping of Notes & rests within irregular times

2.2)Irregular divisions of simple time values

 2.2)Duple, Triple & Quadruple Time Signatures

3

The Staves

3.1)Notes in Alto Clef

3.2)Notes in Tenor Clef

 3.3)Identification of notes in Treble, Bass, Alto & Tenor Clef

4

Transposition

4.1) Transposition at the octave from any clef to another

 4.2) Transposition (up or down) to a concert pitch for instrument in B flat, A or F and vice versa

5

Scales and Key Signatures

4.1)Major & Minor keys up to and including four sharps & flats

 4.2)Harmonic & Melodic Minor Keys

6

Intervals

6.1) Major,Minor,Diminished, Augmented Intervals

 6.2) Compound Intervals

7

Chords and Tonic Triads

7.1) Root Position, 1st Inversion, 2nd Inversion

 7.2) Tonic, Supertonic, Subdominant & Dominant Chords in any Major or Minor Key

8

Cadences

8.1) Perfect, Plagal & Imperfect Cadences

 8.2) Choice of chords at cadential points in Major Key of C, G, D or F

9

Ornaments

9.1) Recognition of ornaments

9.2) Replacement of written-out ornaments

 9.3) Trills, Mordent,Turn, Appoggiatura, Acciaccatura

10

Orchestra Families

10.1) Strings, Brass,Woodwind, Percussion Families

 10.2) Standard Orchestral Instruments and their properties

11

Terms & Signs

8.1) Dynamics

8.2) Tempo

8.3) Articulation

8.4) Performance Direction

 8.5) Italian, French & German musical terms

12

Music in Context

9.1) To answer questions about a passage concerning musical elements

 9.2) Application of theoretical knowledge to actual music

13

Practice Exam Papers


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