Music Theory I & II

Basic Music Theory I

Place: Danbury Music Centre- Zoom Online Class ( CDC guidelines)

Day: Wednesdays January 13- March 17, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm-1:15pm

Instructor: Joyce Flanagan, Retired choral conductor, music theory teacher and department chair of Ridgefield High School (36 years experience)

Cost

10 weeks of instruction- $200. Per student, paid to the Danbury Music Centre

Registration is now closed. Please call the DMC with any questions. 203-748-1716

Purpose: This class is for adults who would like to learn or improve their music theory knowledge. Students do not need to already know how to read music. No experience singing or playing an instrument is required.  Friendly, supportive, non-pressure atmosphere. 

Subjects

Music Symbols

Dynamics

Tempo/terms/Signs

Keyboard Skills

Note Reading-Treble and Bass Clefs, Ledger Lines

Music Vocabulary

Measures and Time Signatures

Scales-Major, Minor, Chromatic

Note /Rest Equivalents

Simple/Compound Meters

Time Signatures

Reading Rhythms

Metronome Markings

Circle of Fifths

Key Signatures

Student needs to acquire:

Three ring binder

Staff paper (Manuscript paper)/pencils

Piano or keyboard

Computer for Zoom class- Zoom Downloaded



Music Theory II

Music Theory II

Place: Danbury Music Centre- Zoom Online Class (CDC guidelines)

Day: Wednesdays, January 13- March 17, 2021

Time: 10:00am-11:15 am

Instructor: Joyce Flanagan, Retired choral conductor, music theory teacher and department chair of Ridgefield High School (36 years’ experience) jcflanagan1255@gmail.com

Cost: 10 weeks of instruction- $200. Per student, paid to Danbury Music Centre.

Registration is now closed.

Prerequisite- Music Theory I class, or knowledge of: Music Symbols, Tempo, Note Reading Treble and Bass Clef, Time Signatures, Rhythm Reading, Circle of fifths, Key Signatures, and scales. This class is a continuation of Music Theory I. Students that have these skills already and would like to join this level class should contact the instructor for more information. Students will receive worksheets to further advance their skills.

Subjects

Scales- Whole Tone, Pentatonic, Harmonic and Melodic Minor

Major and Minor Chord Progressions- for Composing or identifying chords in Classical and/or Pop music.

Piano Skills- finding chords

Ear Training-Identifying-Intervals, Chords

Sight Reading Skills-Practicing ways to improve your sight reading

Modulation

Transposition- Key Changes

Understanding Transposing and Non-Transposing Instruments

Students will receive worksheets to further advance their skills.

Student need to acquire:

Three ring binder

Staff paper/pencils

Piano or Keyboard

Zoom on computer downloaded