Music Courses (continued)

Harmony
Improvisation skills
MIDI Programming
Music arranging
Notation software

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Harmony 1,2&3

OBJECTIVE :

To equip students with various re-harmonisation techniques through a series of assignments/exercises in order to bring new/fresh chords to familiar songs. With these techniques the student will be able to achieve a “lounge” jazz type of harmony. A must for classically trained piano/guitar students/teachers. This is a theory class.

Level 1

Fee:
RM 350 per person, 2-10 to a class

Duration:
4 sessions, 2 hours a session

Content:
Diatonic harmony – seventh chords, tri-tone, nomenclature, available tensions, modes, voice leading principles, cadences, diatonic re-harmonization techniques

Pre-requisite:
1 year playing experience or some music theory knowledge.

Venue:
Your church or G.SUS studio depending on class size.

Level 2

Fee:
RM 350 per person, 2-10 to a class

Duration:
4 sessions, 2hours a session

Content:
Review of diatonic harmony, Secondary and extended dominants, II-V and dual function II's, Modal interchange, Blues form and harmony, Voicings for piano and guitar.

Pre-requisite:
Harmony (Diatonic), or a complete understanding of diatonic harmony of Grade 5 theory or equivalent.

Venue:
Your church or G.SUS studio depending on class size.

Level 3

Fee:
RM 350 per person, 2-10 to a class

Duration:
4 sessions, 2hours a session

Content:
Review of harmony 2, Standard dominant deceptive resolutions, Substitute dominant chords, Substitute dominant chords related II's, Extended substitute dominants, Modulations, Diminish seventh chords, Compound chords.

Pre-requisite:
Harmony level 2.

Venue:
Your church or G.SUS studio depending on class size.

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Improvisation skills 1&2


Midi Programming 1&2

Level 1

Fee:
RM 150, 1 - 3 to a class

Duration:
2 hour seminar.

Content:
Understanding of Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI), the connections and appllication.

Pre-requisite:
Some music background

Venue:
G.SUS studio

Level 2A

Fee:
RM 280, 1 - 3 to a class

Duration:
4 1.5 hour session

Content:
Learning your keyboard sequencer's function to compose or arrange a song

Pre-requisite:
MIDI programming level 1 and music arranging knowledge, basic keyboard playing.

Venue:
Your church or G.SUS studio depending on class size.

Level 2B

Fee:
RM 280, 1 - 3 to a class

Duration:
4 1.5 hour session

Content:
Learning to use Cakewalk for MIDI sequencing

Pre-requisite:
MIDI programming level 1 and music arranging knowledge, basic keyboard playing, Familiarity with Windows & PC

Venue:
G.SUS studio

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Music Arranging 1&2


Notation Software

Fee:
RM 280, one to one

Duration:
4 sessions, 1 hour a session

Objective:
To teach course participant how to use Encore to print lead sheets & music scores

Pre-requisite:
Familiarity with Windows & PC

Venue:
G.SUS studio

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