A must for all wanting to expand their musical skills. Develop the ability to hear music and to write it down. The course begins with a number of simple exercises in notating rhythm and pitch, before progressing to more intricate melodic dictation, then progressively on to work in two parts, three parts, and four parts. A useful resource for School, College, University and Diploma exam preparation. Equipping oneself with the skills of Aural Dictation will also help with sight reading composition and performing. It is also a fantastic musical liberation when one can look at a piece of music and know how it sounds. This course will guide you through each area step by step in a clear and informative manner, lesson by lesson.
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MA (Oxon), MA (Leeds), FRCO(CHM), FLCM, ARCM
Gareth achieved his first musical diplomas at the age of fifteen. Three years later he collected the Dixon and Turpin prizes for FRCO and was already engaged as a recitalist around Europe. He held Organ Scholarships at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London; Worcester College, Oxford University; Canterbury Cathedral. In 1985, he was appointed Director of Music at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield, leaving in 1990 to pursue his free-lance interests as a recitalist, conductor, accompanist, adjudicator, composer and ABRSM examiner. Gareth is also now an ABRSM moderator, trainer and an international co-ordinator. He has released various recordings, both as a soloist and accompanist, and his musical endeavours have taken him as far a field as America, Bermuda, Hong Kong and Singapore. With over 35 years of experience as a private teacher he tutors students across the U.K. and throughout the world, his video courses are highly acclaimed. He's committed to developing the all-round integrated skills that equip every musician.