This 12-week Fall Term course given by John Palmer, introduces the basics of music theory. Students will learn to read and write music notation: rhythm, scales, intervals and key signatures in treble and bass clef will be covered. Musical terms, signs and transposition will also be addressed. This course is designed to prepare students for the Basic Rudiments RCM examination in December 2012. Entry into the RCM examination is optional, and students must register with RCM directly.
Classes will take place on Thursdays between 4.30-5.30pm, in Rm 213 of Harrison-LeCaine Hall of Queen’s University, on Bader Lane. The course will run from Thursday 20th September to Thursday 13th December, 2012. There will be no class on Thursday 15th November.
This course is open to students of any age. It will run with a minimum class size of 4 people (please refer to Conservatory Policy for further details regarding procedure if minimum class size is not achieved).
For this beginner level course, there is no knowledge expectation or prerequisite. A screening test will be conducted in the early stages of the course to identify the knowledge level of each student. This is not a formal examination, but will help the instructor to provide relevant tailored tuition throughout the course.
Each student will be required to provide, at their own expense, the following items for use in the class and at home:
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Available at Renaissance Music
Course fee: $215 per person.
Registration fee: $40 per family per year. This fee covers registration for all programs within the Conservatory over the year.
Entry into the RCM examination is not compulsory, but is encouraged as it is a co-requisite for the RCM grade 5 practical certificate. Students are responsible for entering themselves into the RCM examination directly (information will be provided on this during the course).