Staff and notes in bass and treble clef; accidentals; simple rhythms and dotted notes; time signatures; beaming and tying notes; tones and semitones; handwriting.
Weeks two and three
Major scales; minor scales; key signatures; intervals; tonic triads; degrees of the scale; dynamics; symbols; foreign terms; working with time signatures; triplets; musical devices.
More scales and time signatures; rewriting with different time values; transposition; completing a rhythm; questions about a score; finding mistakes.
Double flats and sharps; enharmonics; all scales; chromatic scales; breves and double dots; duplets; instruments; ornaments and foreign terms.
Professional notation; alto clef; describing chords; chord progressions; cadences; SATB (soprano, alto, tenor and bass) writing for voices; composing a melody.
At the end of each week, you will complete a handwritten test and upload it to be marked by the lecturer. In week six the test will be equivalent to Music Theory Grade 5 ABRSM meaning that you will be ready and able to sit the Music Theory exam.
You will need to book and pay for the exam externally or online with ABRSM.