April 6, 2022Print | PDF
Led by Colin Labadie, the Summer Theory Preparation Course is designed for incoming Faculty of Music students. The course will help students improve their foundational theory skills and set them up for success at Laurier.
There will be a different module each week, each covering a different topic:
Module 1: General Introduction, Notation
Module 2: Rhythmic Values; Meter
Module 3: Scales and Key Signatures
Module 4: Intervals
Module 5: Triads and Seventh Chords
Module 6: Chord Progressions and Functional Harmony
Module 7: Chord Progressions and Functional Harmony (continued)
Each module consists of a live online tutorial with the instructor, which will be supported by take-home assignments based on that week’s topic. The live tutorials will occur via zoom on Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm-9:00pm. The first hour (6:30-7:30) will comprise an introductory level tutorial, the second hour (7:30-8:30) will comprise an intermediate level tutorial, and the final 30 minutes will be an open work/question period. Students may opt-in or out of the beginner or intermediate tutorials based on their current experience level.
Tutorials will be recorded and posted for students who may not be able to attend on a given week, or for students to review while working on their assignments. Each live session will begin by answering questions from the previous week’s assignment, followed by a tutorial on that week’s topic. Students are welcome and encouraged to ask questions in real-time during these sessions. The instructor will also be available to answer questions via email through the week.
Please note: the minimum number of students for the course to run is eight (8). If fewer than eight students register, the course will be cancelled and a full refund will be provided to all registrants. If eight or more registrations are received, the course will run and no refunds will be provided for any reason.