This course examines the basic elements of musical notation: pitch, rhythm, scales, intervals, triads, key recognition, transposition and analysis. In addition, the most common Italian musical terms are covered.
Grade 1 Rudiments
This course proceeds with a continuation of the materials covered in preliminary rudiments plus an introduction to cadences.
Grade 2 Rudiments
This course is the final installment of the rudiments of music. In addition to examining more sophisticated aspects of the subjects covered in grade 1 rudiments, thus student will explore chords, melody writing, less common clefs and different score types. Musical terms are taken from the French and German as well as Italian languages.