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Semsemter - 01
Fundamental Stage

Theoretical

(MusicaMaths or Musicatics International

Grade 1-5 and Pre-Foundation)

During this stage, students will complete Grades 1 to 5 and Pre-Foundation, providing an in-depth study of the foundations of music.

 

Our curriculum includes:

 

Notation System: Master the symbols and signs representing musical sounds, learning to read and write the universal language of music.

 

Time Signature: Understand musical meter, learning how to interpret and use different time signatures in various musical contexts.

 

Modes: Delve into the characteristic patterns of whole and half steps that form different modes, expanding your musical palette.

 

Grand Staff: Become familiar with the notation system for piano music, gaining fluency in reading and writing music on both the treble and bass clefs.

 

Transposition of Notes and Modes: Learn the art of transposing music, a crucial skill for adapting music to different keys or instruments.

12 Pitch System: Explore the chromatic scale and the twelve pitches used in Western music and their relationships to one another.

 

Same Pitch Writing: Recognize enharmonic equivalents and understand their function in different keys and scales.

 

Grouping of Notes and Rests: Learn about the rhythmic values of different notes and rests, and how to group them accurately in various time signatures.

 

Construction of Triads and Chords: Understand the construction and classification of triads and chords, the harmonic building blocks of music.

 

Basic Intervals: Familiarize yourself with the concept of intervals, the distance between two pitches, and learn to recognize and construct them.

 

Dynamics: Gain a solid understanding of dynamics, learning how to interpret and apply different dynamic markings to express volume variations in your performances.

 

Tempo Markings: Understand the importance of tempo in music and learn to interpret different tempo markings that dictate the speed of a piece.

 

Articulations: Learn about different articulations that influence the character and mood of a piece, from legato to staccato, and how to accurately apply them in your performances.

 

Basic Score Analysis: Drawing from all the elements outlined above, begin your journey into the realm of music analysis with our basic score study. This component encourages you to apply your understanding of musical notation, intervals, chord construction, dynamics, articulations, and more to analyze the structure of various pieces of music. As you delve into the harmonic language, rhythmic patterns, and expressive elements, you'll gain an integrated understanding of how these components come together to create a musical masterpiece. This holistic approach will enhance your interpretative skills and deepen your appreciation of the intricacies of musical composition.

 

Our Fundamental stage offers a deep and comprehensive dive into the language and mathematics of music. This immersive introduction equips you with a robust understanding, forming a formidable foundation upon which your musical journey is built. Embark with us, and you will be well-prepared to embrace a rich, rewarding, and fulfilling musical adventure.

Practical

(Debut 1 & 2 for Piano and Keyboard)

Venture into the realm of hands-on music-making with the Practical segment of the Fundamental stage. This component sets you on an intimate journey with two versatile instruments: the piano and the keyboard.

 

During the Debut 1 & 2 stages, you'll develop a strong command over the core essentials, providing a strong platform for further musical exploration. The elements you'll master include:

 

Proper Posture: Learn the optimal sitting position and alignment for effective piano and keyboard playing to prevent fatigue and injury.

 

Hand Positioning: Master the correct hand and finger placement, which forms the basis of efficient technique and expressive playing.

 

Basic Techniques: Explore foundational playing techniques that will allow you to bring the written music to life, including legato, staccato, dynamics, and articulation.

 

Initial Pieces: Begin building your repertoire by learning to play simple pieces that incorporate the technical and expressive elements you've learned.

 

Incorporating Theory: Apply your theoretical knowledge from the MusicaMaths or Musicatics International system to your practical playing. Understand how the notation, intervals, chords, dynamics, and other elements you've studied appear in the pieces you're learning to play.

 

Learning Modes and Their Unique Structures: Practical learning involves more than just playing notes. It also involves understanding how these notes form patterns, which can add depth to the music. During practical sessions, you'll learn to recognize these modes in the music you play, understanding their unique structures and the distinct tonal characteristics they bring to a piece.

This combination of theoretical understanding and practical application facilitates a comprehensive learning experience, giving you the tools to express yourself musically in nuanced and creative ways. This approach equips you with a deeper understanding of music, preparing you to explore complex compositions and styles in the next stages of your journey at Yamani College.

 

Experience the joy of creating music with your own hands and gain a deeper understanding of how theory and practice come together in harmony. This immersive, practical experience not only enriches your musical journey but also builds the groundwork for advanced study and performance.

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