DescriptionThis course will cover the basic elements of Western Music Theory and Notation, from a contemporary perspective. Topics explored will include: - treble and bass clef note names - intervals - chord building and simple progressions - modes/scales - sight reading/ear training with solfege and a movable 'do' - lead sheet analysis This interactive course is designed for students of music and musicians who play by ear and would like to learn more about the language of music. It is also appropriate for conceptual thinkers who find theory interesting, and for music lovers in general.
Corry Moriarty (BA, DM, B.Ed. MA) is a music, drama and creative movement educator with a focus on inquiry-based learning and integrated curriculum. She is also a musician who has performed internationally in a variety of musical ensembles. She is a vocalist, arranger, and director and plays guitar, piano, percussion, and ukelele. Since 1999, she has been working with children and teachers in collaborative inquiry projects that offer a variety of ‘languages’ to artistically and performatively explore and express their understandings of the world around them. Various teaching positions and/or speaking engagements have taken her to Dubai, China, Hong Kong, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Canada, and the Solomon Islands. She is currently the PYP Performing Arts teachers at The KAUST School in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.
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