Theory Lessons

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Parents’ Testimonials

“我在這裡想序述Aaron  老師,我女兒Christina  與Aaron 老師學Level 10 harmony,Aaron 安排一堂課免費的幫我女兒,本計劃兩個小時,可是超過了近3個小時,過一些時候,又給我女兒一堂課,我都很尷尬接受免費的兩堂課,終於結束harmony課程,Aaron 又加一堂課從6-11pm,把我感動到不知如何形容他這個人。

我看見Aaron耐心反複的強調一些規則,一問再問測試女兒,反應緩慢的女兒常回答錯誤,Aaron卻一點也沒生氣,用不同方式解釋,直到女兒懂,看他有點疲累的身軀卻散發出愛學生的態度 ,我真的從沒看見過有這樣的老師,以前上harmony9 問老師,老師不耐煩因為剛解釋怎麼又問,不理會女兒,我寫這封信,最想要讓你們知道,Aaron 的善良和愛的行為。Christina 得到62分,雖不高,但這些分數都是來自Aaron 的心血。沒有他的付出,我想女兒可能又無法pass.

在此獻上感謝的心❤”

“Grace has been learning theory in Richard’s class, and from the last a couple of months, I found that Richard is a professional, genuine and responsive teacher who is also taking extra personal time to help his students in need, he is also a great communicator! He is a great asset to the company. I wanted to congratulate the EURO music school for having a teacher like Richard! and we are happy that Grace is in his class :) Whenever people ask me where Grace learns music, I am always confident to speak highly about the Euromusic school and the teachers! “

We offer a comprehensive list of theory courses to complement studies of any musical instruments and high school accreditation in accordance with the Royal Conservatory of Music Examination syllabus. With our advanced teaching tools and experienced instructors, 90% of our enrolled students score higher than the national average score in RCM exams, an enviable testament to our school’s successful instructional methods of teaching that are systematic and effective.

Theory classes of all levels commence every February (Winter session), May (Spring session), July (Summer session) and September (Fall session). The Spring session (weekly classes) and the Summer session (daily classes) prepare enrolled students for the August RCM exams whereas the Fall session (weekly classes) and the Winter session (weekly classes) are offered in preparation for the December and May RCM exams respectively.

For more details, please contact our staff during office hours.

 

Euromusic Centre is dedicated to creating a positive learning environment for all of our enrolled students. And that is why we offer all theory class students a one-time free course retake* in the event of exam failure. For more information, please contact us during our normal business hours. (* Student must meet certain criteria for free retake lessons. Please ask us for detail. )

Level 5 Theory(Previously Basic Rudiments)

Level 6 Theory (Previously Intermediate Rudiments)

Level 7&8 Theory (Previously Advanced Rudiments)

Basic elements of musical notation will be covered:

- Pitch

- Key signatures-up to 4 sharps and 4 flats

- Rhythms-simple time only

- Scales-major and minor

- Intervals-above a given note

- Triads

- Recognition of keys

- Transposition-from clef to clef, octave to octave

- Analysis

The following topics will be covered:

- Pitch-double sharps and double flats

- Rhythm-simple and compound time, including irregular groupings

- Scales-major and minor, blue, major pentatonic, minor pentatonic, octatonic scale

- Intervals

- Triads

- Recognition of keys

- Transposition in major keys

- Cadences in keyboard style

- Analysis

- Musical terms and signs

The following topics will be covered:

- Clefs-including alto and tenor clefs

- Rhythm- hybrid meters

- Scales – major, minor, modes

- Intervals

- Chords-major, minor, augmented, diminished and dominant 7th.

- Cadences-perfect and plagal

- Transposition

- Score Types

- Analysis

- Musical terms and signs

Level 5 & 6 Theory (Previously Comprehensive Intermediate
Rudiments)

Level 5-8 Theory (Previously Comprehensive
Advanced Rudiments)

This course covers all the topics in:

- Basic Rudiments

- Intermediate Rudiments

 

This course covers all the topics in:

- Basic Rudiments

- Intermediate Rudiments

- Advanced Rudiments

Level 9 Harmony

(Previously Basic Harmony)

Level 10 Harmony & Counterpoint (Previously Intermediate Harmony)

ARCT Harmony & Counterpoint (Previously Advanced Harmony)

The following topics will be covered:

- Chords – Root position and all inversions; Chord symbols

- Pedal Points

- Sequences

- Modulation

- Non-chord Notes

- Form

The following topics will be covered:

- Materials required for Level 9 Harmony, in major and minor keys

- Chords – Root position and all inversions; Root position only; Chord symbols

- Pedal Points

- Sequences

- Modulation

- Form

The following topics will be covered:

- Materials required for Level 9 Harmony, Level 10 Harmony and Counterpoint

- Chords – Root position and all inversions

- Modulations

Level 9 History (Previously History 1)

Level 10 History (Middle Ages to Classical)(Previously History 2)

ARCT History (19th Century to Present)(Previously History 3)

The following topics will be covered:

- General knowledge of the Romantic period

- Lives, music and styles of important composers of the Romantic period

- Specific compositions

- Definition of terms and forms with names of composers and compositions

The following topics will be covered:

- Knowledge of music of the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical
periods

- Specific compositions

- Definition of terms and forms with names of composers and compositions

The following topics will be covered:

- General knowledge of the 20th century

- Music of Canada in the 20th century

- Lives, music and styles of important composers of the 20th century

- Specific compositions

- Definitions of terms and forms etc.

Counterpoint(Previously Counterpoint IV) (Not offered in 2016 Theory syllabus)

ARCT Analysis(Previously Analysis)

The following topics will be covered:

- Add a bass part to a given soprano melody. Continue the style of the
opening to create a unified contrapuntal composition in Baroque style.

- Add a soprano melody to a given bass. Continue the style of the opening to
create a unified contrapuntal composition in Baroque style.

- To a given part, add a second part in invertible counterpoint at the
octave  or 15th to create a composition with imitation or subject and
counter subject.

- Analysis of a fugal exposition: identify subject, real and tonal
answers, counter subjects, codetta, stretto redundant entries and
counter exposition.

Students are taught forms, detailed analysis and full chord symbols. Forms to cover:

- Binary

- Rounded Binary

- Ternary

- Rondo

- Theme and Variations

- Sonata form

- Fugue

- Song-strophic, modified strophic, through-composed