MUSIC THEORY (Grades 3 -5)

Not currently running. If you would be interested in taking this course in the future, please contact Coda.

Saturdays 9.30 – 11.00am
£85 for a 7-week course
Starting Saturday 8th January

If you have already completed our ‘Introduction to music theory’ course or have reached a certain level of proficiency but your progress is frustrated due to a lack of music theory knowledge, we are now offering a course for students needing a higher level of music theory (Grades 3 – 5) to progress or continue to higher grades.

Alternatively, you may want to start playing with a local band (concert, jazz or symphonic), for which music theory knowledge will really help!

The sessions will run for an hour and a half on a Saturday morning from 9.30 – 11am for 7 weeks (January 8th to half term, February 19th).

The 7-week course will provide an intensive learning opportunity to enhance your regular instrumental lessons and/or playing. Led by Andrew Blee, it is for students of all ages and is designed to help you understand the language of music, including:



Grouping of notes and rests

Triads and chords and chords at cadential points

Additional Grade 3 to 5 material on request/time allowing

A good knowledge of music theory will give you confidence and boost your playing. Having a good understanding of what’s written on a page will help with your timing, interpretation and group playing scenarios. Everyone who plays music will benefit from the confidence and freedom understanding music theory provides.

This music theory course is for anyone seeking to better understand music and will help you with the skills needed to read and write Western music notation, as well as to understand, analyse, and listen to music of all genres.

The course, although theory based, will encourage group participation, include question and answer sessions and provide a practical context relating to your playing and/or exams.

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At Coda, near Christchurch, on the Dorset/Hampshire border. We offer music tuition for all ages and abilities in piano, strings, woodwind, guitars, drums and vocals. Lessons can be one-to-one, in pairs or groups – depending on preference and budget. Classes are offered at a variety of times – just get in touch for current availability.

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