Music Fundamentals

This workshop will cover several topics of music theory from the Grade 1 syllabus of the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB). You will learn notes on the treble clef, the formula for all major scales, note values, rests and how to count them. You will also learn at least 3 basic time signatures and how to count them. We will look at several key signatures and learn to understand what key you are in. Perfect for singers who don’t play an instrument and want to understand more about rhythm and the music they are singing and how to read it. We will also put some of the theory into practice with singing songs using the time and key signatures. Group singing only, no solo is required. Being able to sing is also not required. Good for anyone keen to know the basics of music theory.

Course Outline:

  • The treble clef lines and space notes
  • Major Scale formula
  • Notes values and how to count them
  • Rest values and how to count them
  • Key signatures of C, G and F major
  • Time signatures of 4/4, 3/4 and 2/4

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participant will understand what key the music is in
  • Understand how to count in various time signatures
  • Understand how major scales work
  • Understand the values of notes and rests

What to bring:

  • Water
  • Notepad and pen

About the tutor:

'Merilyn Steele has completed AMEB theory exams with High Distinction and Honours in several grades. She has also completed a year’s study at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in Ear Training and Sight Singing and also music fundamentals and vocal courses. Merilyn is also an accredited Throga singing teacher and guitar teacher.'

Other Information:

  • To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.
  • All courses need a minimum number of students to run ("we try our hardest to get those") . If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled prior to the commencement and you will be informed.

Online Delivery Information

Remote learning for this course is at scheduled class times and sessions. It could include:

  • Livestream video classes online;
  • Interaction with your tutor and other students during livestream video sessions.

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a smartphone, tablet, computer or laptop in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Face-to-face classes may resume at one of our campuses before the end of the course, depending on discussions between the tutor and students as well as the Government’s recommendations at the time, including appropriate social distancing measures, hand washing and other hygiene protocols.

$65 Limited inc GST
Music Fundamentals

<p>This workshop will cover several topics of music theory from the Grade 1 syllabus of the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB). You will learn notes on the treble clef, the formula for all

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This class will be offered live online via Zoom
$65 Limited inc GST
Music Fundamentals

<p>This workshop will cover several topics of music theory from the Grade 1 syllabus of the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB). You will learn notes on the treble clef, the formula for all

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This is a Term 3 Class

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