Grade 1 - First Term

  • The treble Clef and the Bass Clef, information practice a knowledge.
  • The Understanding and familiarization of Stave, the purpose of it and how to write your first musical notes.
  • Time signatures and what Rhythm is and its importance.
  • Further details on time signature, the value of beats of each note and the time value of the rest.
  • Ties and Dots, its importance and how they shape the music structure.
  • Accidentals, sharps, flats, and natural, how they affect the pitch of the note.
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Grade 1 - Second Term

  • What the Scale is and the benefit, an understanding of Tones and Semitones and how they relate to the instrument we are playing.
  • Key signature and tonality, with detail work on accidental marking and natural signs.
  • Learning the first Scales: C-G-D-F major with its Arpeggios
  • What is an Interval
  • Degrees of the Scale

Grade 1 - Third Term

  • Chords and tonic triad, thorough exercises
  • Learning First chords  of the scales,  C, G, D, A
  • Composition exercises with rhythms and original melodies
  • Reading exercises and Ledger lines
  • Performance directions
  • More details on intervals