MUSIC THEORY LEVEL 2 COURSE
What you'll learn
- Identify, read and write time signatures of 3/8, 2/2 and 3/2
- Identify groupings in time signatures 3/8, 2/2 and 3/2
- Identify, read and write scales of A, B flat and E flat majors
- Identify, read and write minor scales of E, A and D minors
- Identify, read and write triplets
- Identify, read and write ledger line notes
- Identify, read and write tonic triads of A major, B flat major and E flat major
- Identify, read and write tonic triads of A minor, E minor and D minor
- Know how to work out the key of a piece
- It is recommended for students who have completed the Music Theory Level 1 course; beginner singers and instrumentalists who want to develop their knowledge of music theory and have reached grade 1 standard in music (based on ABRSM standard)
- students must have sufficient knowledge of musical terms up to grade 1 standard
Have you completed a Grade 1 certificate or want to move on from elementary knowledge of music theory? Maybe you have completed the Music Theory Level 1 course and you want to progress from there?
This is an informative course which will equip you to read music at Grade 2 level of the ABRSM standard. For a Grade 1 student, it is an opportunity for you to learn new time signatures, explore and learn new scales, learn new performance directions, develop knowledge of chords and analyse short pieces. Have fun with the quizzes which help you to check your progress and are of benefit as they give you an opportunity to test what you have learned each step of the way. You will learn using a step by step approach to help you transition from Level 1 to Level 2. That means, you will have a better understanding of the fundamentals of music theory at this level which will stand you in good stead for more advanced ideas about music. There are opportunities to explore ideas on timing and the music analysis of the pieces on the course pulls the ideas together to enhance your knowledge and understanding of music theory.
This course prepares you for Grade 2 music theory exam and you can use it alongside the ABRSM syllabus to gain a greater understanding of music theory at this level.
With your prior knowledge of music theory at Grade 1 standard, this course is a natural progression and a fun way to move to Level 2 from Level 1/Grade 1.
Who this course is for:
- Those who are willing to develop their knowledge of music theory and have musical knowledge to Grade 1 standard
- Those students who are doing Grade 2 Music Theory for the ABRSM and need some practise and assistance with some of the concepts for this level.
- Those who have completed the Music Theory Level 1 course
As a teacher and a performer, I have taken part in a number of concerts and I have been able to encourage budding musicians in their efforts to develop their musicianship.
I have taught students who have wanted to take music exams and have also performed in local concerts. As a music teacher and performer at Ealing Evening Music School, I taught young beginners and was part of the orchestra there. I teach descant recorder and piano and prepare students for music exams currently.