Topic outline

  • Welcome!

    Introduction to Advanced Rudiments of Music


    Intermediate Rudiments or equivalent, including knowledge of:

    • notating music in bass and treble clefs
    • all major and minor key signatures
    • all intervals up to the octave
    • major and minor triads
    • compound and simple time signatures
    • perfect, imperfect, and plagal cadences

    The Advanced Rudiments course further explores topics in Rudiments of Music. In the Rudiments of Music, students learn about basic music notation, and concepts such as clefs, time signatures, rhythms, intervals, and chords.

    Included in this introductory section are a glossary of required terms, and a set of online flash-cards to practice your terms and key signatures.

    Thomas Evdokimoff M.A. B.Mus

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  • 1. Pitch

    In this unit we look at two new clef, the alto and tenor clefs.

  • 2. Rhythm & Meter

    5/4 timeIn unit 2 we begin to explore so-called hybrid meters such as 5/4 and 7/8 time. In order to be successful in this unit you need to thoroughly understand simple and compound time signatures You may wish to review this material from Basic and Intermediate Rudiments before continuing on.

  • 3. Scales

    In this lesson we look at the different modes, different types of scales that are related to major scales.

  • 4. Intervals

    We build on the intervals that you already know by adding compound intervals, those that are bigger than an octave.

  • 5. Harmony

    In this unit we revisit major and minor triads, and add in two more qualities: diminished and augmented triads. We also look at dominant seventh chords and introduce the diminished seventh chord. Finally, we introduce non-traditional chord-types such as quartal chords and clusters.

  • 6. Cadences

    In Intermediate Rudiments you learned how to identify perfect, imperfect, and plagal cadences. Now you will learn how to write them in keyboard style!

    C minor cadences

  • 7. Transposition

    B-flat trumpetTranspose both major and minor melodies by key and interval. Learn about transposing instruments such as the B-flat clarinet, B-flat trumpet, F French horn and the English horn.

  • 8. Score Types & Analysis

    string quartet scoreIn this unit we will learn about a few different types of musical scores, including condensed vocal score, modern vocal score, and the string quartet.