Theory - Rudiments
Music is communication. A language. For effective communication in any language, a deep comprehension of that language is essential- how it's constructed, how it's used, it's meanings, it's context, it's intricacies, it's subtleties. Comprehension of our spoken/written language ensures that we can communicate our thoughts and ideas to the world or, perhaps, interpret the thoughts and ideas of someone else for our own enjoyment or that of others. Studying theory gives music students that solid foundation for comprehension. Rudiments, harmony, history, counterpoint and analysis unlock the mysteries on each page; let us peer inside the hearts and minds of the composers; give us the keys to effective communication. Theory makes the music become "more than just notes".
*Students will be thoroughly prepared for examinations.*
Minimum enrollment of three students needed for the group rate.
INTERMEDIATE RUDIMENTS -
COURSE MATERIALS - Text/Workbook: Intermediate Rudiments (Sarnecki); Blank Staff Paper
Tuesday 6:30 - 8:00 pm
September 13 - December 6 in preparation for December Exam session OR January 17 - May 2 in preparation for May Exam session.
FEE per student: $280
ADVANCED RUDIMENTS -
COURSE MATERIALS - Text/Workbook: Advanced Rudiments (Sarnecki); Blank Staff Paper
Tuesday 6:30 - 8 pm
September 14 - December 7 in preparation for December Exam session OR January 18 - May 3 in preparation for May Exam session.
FEE per student: $280
The value of Royal Conservatory of Music Examinations is recognized by our Ontario Ministry of Education. Students who complete the following practical and theory requirements may receive up to two high school credits.
Grade 7 Practical + Intermediate (Grade 1) Rudiments = Non-Grade 12 university/college preparation credit
Grade 8 Practical + Advanced (Grade 2) Rudiments = Grade 12 university/college preparation credit
Royal Conservatory Certificate Requirements
When you have completed... You will receive a certificate for:
Grade 5 Practical and Basic Rudiments = Grade 5 Practical
Grade 6 Practical and Intermediate Rudiments = Grade 6 Practical
Grade 7 Practical and Advanced Rudiments = Grade 7 Practical
Grade 8 Practical and Advanced Rudiments = Grade 8 Practical
Grade 9 Practical, Advanced Rudiments, Basic Harmony, and History 1: An Overview = Grade 9 Practical
Grade 10 Practical, Advanced Rudiments, History 1: An Overview, Intermediate Harmony, and History 2: Middle Ages to Classical = Grade 10 Practical
ARCT Performance, Advanced Rudiments, History 1: An Overview, History 2: Middle Ages to Classical, History 3: 19th Century to Present Intermediate Harmony, Advanced Harmony, Counterpoint and Analysis = ARCT Performance