Designed to train you for the Basic Rudiments examination conducted by The Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) and the Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory Achievement Program (CHRCAP) this self-paced course is the best online preparation for students in all musical disciplines (piano, trumpet, violin, voice, etc.).
What does Basic Rudiments (Music Theory) examination test?
“The Basic Rudiments examination tests candidates recognition and understanding of basic elements of musical notation, including the following topics:
- Recognition of Keys
- Musical Terms and Signs
Why is this Basic Rudiments (Music Theory) course the best online option for you?
- Although there are no pre-requisites for this course, familiarity with the piano keyboard is recommended.
- There are no required textbooks for this course. All required materials will be provided.
- Assignments are given after each lesson. These assignments are designed to reinforce the material taught in each class session and if submitted by email, will be graded by the instructor or a colleague and returned.
- Quizzes are incorporated into the course to cover comprehension of the requisite terms and signs.
- Three practice examinations are given at the end of the course to prepare students for the RCM (or CHRCAP) examination.
- Practice examinations will be graded and returned.
What does the Basic Rudiments Music Theory course cover?
- Covers the foundations of music notation and vocabulary
- Function in key signatures up to and including 4 sharps and 4 flats
- Topics covered include: Pitch, Rhythm, Scales, Intervals, Triads, Key Signatures, Transposition, Analysis, and Terms / Signs that are relevant to basic music study
Enroll in this course to start your career in Music by learning from an experienced trainer!
The Basic Rudiments Music Theory course package:
- 12 Recorded Classes
- 11 PDFs Assignments
- 8 online tests
|Class No.||Topic||Class Duration|
|1||Pitch - grand staff; treble (G) clef and bass (F) clefs - names of notes up to five ledger lines above or below treble and bass clefs - accidentals (sharp, flat, and natural) - enharmonic equivalents of notes - whole tones (whole steps), diatonic and chromatic semitones (half steps)||42 Minutes|
|2||Rhythm - time values of notes and rests from sixteenth to whole - dotted notes (half, quarter, and eighth) - triplets (quarter, eighth, and sixteenth) - time signatures: 2/2, 3/2, 4/2, 2/4, ¾, 4/4, 2/8, 3/8, 4/8 - adding time signature, bar lines, and rests to a given passage in simple time, which may include an anacrusis (upbeat)||43 Minutes|
|3||Scales - write or identify the following in major keys up to and including four sharps or flats: - key signatures for the above scales||41 Minutes|
|4||Scales - related keys (relative major and minor) - minor (natural, harmonic, and melodic) - scale degrees: tonic, subdominant, and dominant||35 Minutes|
|5||Intervals - write or identify the following in keys up to and including four sharps or flats above a given note: - perfect, major, and minor intervals within the octave (no inversions), harmonic or melodic forms - identify the following in keys up to and including four sharps or flats below a given note: - perfect, major, and minor intervals within the octave (no inversions), melodic form||28 Minutes|
|6||Triads - write or identify the following in keys up to and including four sharps or flats: - solid (blocked) triads of major and minor quality, root position on the tonic, subdominant, and dominant of major and harmonic minor scales, with or without key signatures, close position only - identify the following in keys up to and including four sharps or flats: - broken triads in root position of major and minor quality, on the tonic, subdominant, and dominant of major and harmonic minor scales, with or without key signatures, close position only||41 Minutes|
|7||Recognition of Keys - keys up to and including four sharps or flats identify the key (major or minor) of a given passage with a key signature||18 Minutes|
|8||Transposition - keys up to and including four sharps or flats - transpose a melody up or down one octave - transpose a melody from one clef to another - rewrite a melody at the same pitch in the alternate clef||16 Minutes|
Language of instruction: English