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Contemporary Music Theory - Online Live

Price:
£96.00
Starts:
11/01/2022
Day of week:
TUE
Ends:
22/03/2022
Location:
Delivered online
Level:
Mixed Level
Time:
19:45 - 21:15
Duration:
10 weeks

This course will be delivered online.

This course aims to expand a learner's knowledge of modern theory and composition. We will cover improvisation and composition within contemporary genres such as Jazz, Blues and other popular music styles. Learners can expect to develop their understanding of compositional harmony such as chord progressions and modulation. We will also discuss ideas for melodic improvisation and composition.

By the end of this course you should be able to:
• Write a chord progression using diatonic chords
• Compose a piece of music that changes key
• Identify more advanced compositional techniques within a piece of music. For example; Modal Interchange.
• Improvise with some fluency over a given chord progression.

To benefit fully from this course, students are advised to practice the exercises and pieces in their own time.

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: James Rowdon

James Rowdon was born in Dorset and studied both jazz and classical styles of guitar. He obtained a degree in contemporary music from Canterbury Christ Church University and takes great pride in seeing his students succeed on the guitar. James performs frequently throughout South East Kent in jazz and afrobeat ensembles, as well as performing solo classical guitar at local events.

View all courses taught by James Rowdon here

How will I be taught?

Students will be taught both as a group and one to one, with opportunities to perform and practice individually, in duets and as an ensemble. The tutor will give detailed instructions and demonstrations.

To benefit fully from this course, students are advised to practice the exercises and pieces in their own time.
Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, one to one guidance, group discussions and critiques. You will keep a notebook and update an individual learning plan (ILP) to record goals, ideas, processes and progress.

The course will be taught using the online platform Microsoft Teams. Within Microsoft Teams we will meet weekly for a seminar to discuss and explain the topics or concepts for the week. There will also be accompanying documents available each week to read and practice with. There will also be scope for learners to message the tutor outside of lessons to ask questions, and also the facility to upload your own audio or written files for feedback.

What do I need to have with me?

Students should have a working setup at home for online learning. This includes a computer or tablet with an internet connection, a working microphone and ideally a camera. Headphones are also recommended. For each lesson the relevant documents will be sent in advance and it will be useful to have these printed before the lesson for easy reference. A pen and paper/notepad will often be needed to mark your documents or to make notes. Access to your instrument is recommended, but not necessary.

What can I do next?

Students can progress to higher grade levels if required. Enrol early as places cannot be guaranteed.

What do I need to join the course

To benefit fully from this course, students are advised to practice the exercises and pieces in their own time.

Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, one to one guidance, group discussions and critiques. You will keep a notebook and update an individual learning plan (ILP) to record goals, ideas, processes and progress.

The course will be taught using the online platform Microsoft Teams. Within Microsoft Teams we will meet weekly for a seminar to discuss and explain the topics or concepts for the week. There will also be accompanying documents available each week to read and practice with. There will also be scope for learners to message the tutor outside of lessons to ask questions, and also the facility to upload your own audio or written files for feedback.

You can access the class from your computer equipped with a camera and a microphone, from a laptop (where the camera and microphone should be built-in), a tablet or a smartphone. Before each lesson, the tutor may send you by email essential lesson information/handouts for you to consult in advance, and before the class starts, the tutor will have sent you by email an invitation to join, which will be a simple weblink to click. The system is free and easy to use. Should you have questions about the required equipment, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or by email. Instructions are also available on our website www.kentadulteducation.co.uk.

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If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code ONL/105894/K/NC.