NEW! Theory & Composition – 8 week summer course, starting Thursday, June 30, 3:30-5:00 p.m., Only 10 spots available, $199.00
Instructor: Albert Palmeter
The theory class will consist of the following: Interval training, Scales, Chords, Ear-Training, and how to write a melody (elementary composition) Each student will have their own keyboard to learn more about theory and writing their own music. Please bring your ipad or laptop and personal ear buds/headphones.
Please register by June 20, 2022 by contacting Beckie Hocker, Music Department at 503-718-6499 or [email protected]. The Finance department will mail an invoice for payment.
Course Dates: Thursdays: June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21 (no class), Mondays: July 25, August 1, August 8, August 15
Time: 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Location: Ground Floor of Motherhouse, Auditorium
The theory class will consist of the following:
- Learn how to identify intervals
- Learn how to read them quickly
- Understand how they function in harmony
- Learn how to use tetrachords to find and construct major scales anywhere on the keyboard, easily and quickly
- Understand why the major scale is called “major” and why the minor scale is so complicated with all its forms
- Learn how to play the scales on a keyboard and coordinate both hands to do it
- Learn the circle of fifths
- Know the relationship between the different keys
- Have a means to memorize the sharps and flats in each key
- Learn how to construct triads and seventh chords along with their inversions, including the different qualities or forms:
- major, minor, augmented and diminished.
- Learn chord nomenclature as well as their differing functions
- Learn how to write and play them
- Learn how to identify intervals by ear
5) Elementary composition:
- Learn how to write music starting from the most elementary 5 note melodies to more elaborate ones
- Learn how to write chords to a melody
- Learn how to compose a melody to harmony