Learn to Read Music - Lymington Library - Monday 22nd, 29th April, 13th, 20th May, 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th June, 1st and 8th July 2024


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Learn to Read Music

Lymington Library

Monday 22nd, 29th April, 13th, 20th May, 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th June, 1st and 8th July 2024

9.40am to 10.40am

This course is for anyone who would like to learn how to read music notation up to Grade 1 level.

  • Identify 5 different types of notes and state their lengths
  • Identify 5 different symbols and signs in a piece of sheet music
  • Name the notes in the Treble and Bass clefs
  • Write a 5-bar tune on manuscript paper
  • State the benefits of music and our mental health

About the course: During the course you will learn how to read basic music notation including symbols, notes and note lengths. The course will include opportunities to listen to different styles of music as well, which can boost our mental health. At the end of the course you will be given instructions on how to book a Grade 1 theory exam should you wish to progress further. There is a fee for taking the optional test

Who is this course for: This course is for beginners

Previous knowledge or experience: None required

How will I learn: This is a relaxing and friendly course which will include step by step demonstrations. You will be guided through different activities and exercises to help improve you understanding of how to read music notation. You will also have the opportunity to experience the benefits of music to our mental health

How will I be assessed: Through observation, questioning, discussion and peer/self-evaluation

What shall I bring: - Please purchase the following book before the start of the course: Discovering Music Theory, THE ABRSM Grade 1 Workbook https://tinyurl.com/2t246cju

Next Steps: Learn to Read Music – Next Level

If a learner decides to withdraw from a course before a course begins, the following charges should be made:

  • 5 working days or more before course starts a full refund will be issued
  • No refunds will normally be made if a learner withdraws from a course less than 4 working days before the start of the course

Attendance is expected at each session to ensure that you get the most out of your learning experience and to minimise disruption for other learners. Please advise the venue/tutor of any absence you may have.

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