A music theory course is worthwhile


The music theory supplementary subject is an offer at the Nuremberg Music School to give students, and those interested in music from outside, an insight into the theory behind practical music-making. But don't worry, subjects like music history, ear training, music analysis and harmony can be really exciting.

The courses are aimed at all young musicians who want more than "just play". This course offer is also recommended as preparation for admission to our early and remedial class. For music students who want to turn their hobby into a profession and are about to take an entrance exam at a music college, we offer courses for advanced students.

Music Theory I - Introduction for Beginners

Music theory II - advanced follow-up course

These courses are aimed specifically at musically interested laypeople and instrumentalists who are beginners in music theory.
Starting with the rules of notation, rhythmic principles are also explained. One of the aims of this lesson is to be confident in naming notes and to be able to use interval names confidently. This creates the basis for thematizing simple tonal relationships in the major-minor tonal system, the basic rules of the circle of fifths and the structure of triads, and understanding the basic formal principles of the baroque and classical ages.
A careful approach to listening and writing down rhythm and tone should be prepared so that in the end the basics should be created to take part in the voluntary performance tests D1 and D2 of the VBSM and thus to meet the requirements for the early or remedial class to be accepted at a Bavarian music school.

Music theory III - for advanced students

This course is aimed at advanced amateurs and young musicians who meet the high requirements of being accepted into the remedial class of a Bavarian music school. A confident handling of the musical text is required.
The main focus of this course is the understanding of the development of our occidental system. Three and four tones are explained. First approaches to the meaning of the cadenza in occidental music should be conveyed. Traditional forms are addressed in order to promote the understanding of newer forms.

Musical understanding in structural, harmoniously trained listening is to be promoted so that the basics for passing the voluntary performance test at D3 level of the VBSM are of course conveyed.

Music theory IV - for advanced learners with aspirations to become a musician

This course serves as preparation for the theoretical entrance examination at music colleges. Previous theoretical knowledge is expected.
The course includes general music theory, ear training, form theory and analysis as expected for an entrance examination at a conservatoire.
The exposure of figured basses, writing of simple and extended cadences or a four-part chorale in the style of J.S. Bach are also learning content, as is the analysis of the work from a formal, harmonic, rhythmic and motivic-thematic point of view.
Difficult rhythmic, harmonic and tonal as well as atonal ear training exercises should optimally prepare for the situation during an entrance exam.

Our theory courses take place on Mondays in room 3.47 of the music school in the culture workshop Auf AEG - Teacher: Ines Lunkenheimer-Giulini