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Sight-singing

Knowing how music sounds from seeing it written down, another key component of musicianship

Aural training

Identifying musical relationsips by ear, a key component of musicianship

Theory

The rudiments of music: e.g. scales, keys, chords, clefs, note values, time signatures, etc.

Harmony

The language of keys and chords in music, including constructing chords and creating a ‘harmonic progression’, developing knowledge of voicing (spacing of notes in chords) and voice-leading (the smooth progression from one chord to another).

Counterpoint

The art of writing two or more independent musical lines which sound simultaneously; music’s unique ability to say more than one thing at the same time comprehensibly.

Musicianship

Musicianship is the ability to “think in sounds”, to hear music and understand how it is put together, and to see music written down and know how it sounds. If theory is the ‘brains’ of music, musicianship is the ‘ears and heart’

Beginner Piano

Learn piano from scratch

Returning to piano

For those who played piano in the past, and want to brush up on their skills

Sibelius software

Sibelius is music notation software, which is usually considered the industry standard. With Sibelius you can write, play back, edit, print and publish online your musical scores.

Courses at City Lit

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