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Overview

The course duration for Music Theory & practice on Piano is 1 month & the classes will be conducted twice a week. There are 16 modules, two running concurrently every week with as much practice time as you can handle outside of the two lecture days.

 

Introduction Sound
  • Music versus noise

  • Pitch (frequency)

  • Learning note names

  • Intensity (amplitude)

  • Tone quality (waveform)

  • Synthesis

Scales
  • Types of scales

  • Difference between scales

  • Playing different scales

  • Understanding intervals

  • Exoctic scales

Cycle of Fifths
  • Sharp keys;

  • Flat keys;

  • Closing the cycle;

  • The cycle of fifths and minor keys

Arpeggiation
  • Arpeggios;

  • Arpeggiation and non - chord tones;

  • Steps in an arpeggio

Practical Skills
  • Finger techniques

  • Scale playing

  • chord playing

  • creating melodies

Notations

  • Learning the note names

  • Locating the note C 

  • The musical alphabet

  • Names of the black keys

  • Importance of note names

Chords & Inversions

  • Harmony;

  • Inverted chords;

  • Octave doubling;

  • Spacing

  • Seventh chords;

  • The dominant seventh chord;

  • Modulation; Using seventh chords;

  • Seventh chord harmony

Complex Harmony

  • Ninth chords;

  • Chords of the eleventh;

  • Chords of the thirteenth

Intonation

  • History of intonation;

  • Just intonation;

  • Pythagorean intonation;

  • Problems with alternative tunings;

  • Tunings balinese scales;

  • Tuning arabian and hindustani scales;

  • Tuning overtone melodies

Composition 

  • Creating original compositions

  • Deriving chords

  • Creating house melodies

  • creating all the melodic elements of a songC