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Music 111
Music
We offer a wide range of part-time,
evening and weekend music courses.
You can learn to play a variety
of instruments, explore jazz, improve
your singing or musicianship and
develop your production skills in
our professionally-equipped music
technology studio.
Auditions and advice:
If your course code is starred (*) you need
to attend an informal advice/audition
session, or a specialist audition, to make
sure the level is right for you. Times and
days are listed below, no appointment
is necessary unless otherwise stated.
Please have something prepared to
play or sing, bring sheet music and your
instrument (if applicable).
Weekly advice/auditions,
term time only:
Tue 17:30–18:30, room 212
Wed 12:30–13:30, room 208
Wed 17:30–18:30, rooms 208 and 211
Thu 17:30–18:30, room 208
How to enrol
– Online at www.citylit.ac.uk
– Call us on 020 7831 7831
– Pop in and enrol in person
– Fill in and post the enrolment
form in the back of this brochure
Pre-term advice/audition times for
courses starting in September 2013
(more dates to follow in 13/14 guide):
Thu 11 July, 12:00–14:00
Mon 15 July, 16:00–19:00
Music foundation level 1:
Mon 8 July, 09:45
Please allow all morning for tests.
Music foundation level 2:
Wed 10 July, 09:45
Please allow all morning for tests.
Access to HE diploma in music:
Wed 11 July, 09:45
Please allow all morning for tests
Jazz harmony and ear training courses:
Sat 20 July, 11:00 and 14:00,
room 215
City Opera auditions:
Please contact [email protected]
for information and audition time.
Department contact
020 7492 2630
[email protected]
Telephone hours
Mon–Fri 10:00–17:00
Music production enquiries
[email protected]
Music practice rooms:
If you’ve enrolled on a music
course, you can pay an hourly fee
to use a practice room, available
Monday to Friday 09:00–19:00
or Saturdays 10:00–16:00. Rooms
are equipped with an upright
piano. To book a room, or for more
information, call 020 7831 7831
at least one day in advance of your
preferred time. We are only able
to offer block bookings of two
weeks at a time. Please note that
availability may be restricted at
certain peak times
Contents
Music appreciation
Personal development
for musicians
Playing an instrument
Piano and keyboards
Singing
Musicianship
Music production and
technology
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113
113
115
116
118
119
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Snr.
Conc.
Music appreciation
A promenade around the Proms
The variety of music included in the Proms is legendary and this year’s events provide something for everyone.
Looking at specific concerts, themes and composers, we prepare for a bumper season of music-making.
MD850
1 Jul–11 Jul
Mon & Thu 10:30–15:30
2
KS
£110
£72
£51
Mavericks in their anniversary years: Verdi, Wagner, Britten
Learn about these three musical giants, as we celebrate the 200th anniversary of Verdi and Wagner’s births and
the centenary of local hero Benjamin Britten. This course is the perfect springboard for further investigation.
MD507
10 Jul–12 Jul
Wed–Fri
18:00–20:00
1
KS
£69
£69
£40
A celebration of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operettas
Gilbert and Sullivan were giants in the history of musical theatre and are, if anything, even more popular now.
Their comic operas are timeless masterpieces, brimming with hilarity, satire and immortal songs. Explore each
operetta and discover their unique characteristics. The tutor is a former member of the D’Oyly Carte Opera
Company. Tutor: Kevin West
MF959
11 Jul–15 Aug
Thu
14:00–17:00
6
KS
£124
£81
£58
Haydn and Mozart in London
Mozart was a child, travelling and absorbing new styles. Haydn was a master gaining recognition for his genius
at last. Listen to the music and visit some of the places both composers knew.
MD851
12 Jul–20 Jul
Fri & Sat
10:30–15:30
2
KS
£152
£99
£70
A history of jazz piano: from blues, to boogie woogie, bebop and beyond.
From New Orleans paddle steamers to boogie woogie to Harlem stride, to bebop, to abstraction and beyond,
look at how jazz piano has evolved over the last century and some of the key influential musicians.
MD854
13 Jul
Sat
11:00–14:30
1
KS
£33
£22
£15
Handel’s London
Handel’s house in Brook Street is bursting with artefacts showing his brilliant career as a composer. The
Foundling Hospital shows his generosity to poor children in an unkind city. His music made both possible.
MD852
16 Jul–24 Jul
Tue & Wed 10:30–15:30
2
KS
£110
£72
£51
American revolutionaries: minimalism, Broadway and jazz
American culture dominated the post-war perspective. Discover the work of Cage, Glass and Riley,
Broadway’s endless roster of hits and the sonic free fall of Miles Davis and John Coltrane.
MD508
17 Jul–19 Jul
Wed–Fri
18:00–20:00
1
KS
£69
£52
£40
A history of jazz piano
Trace the development of jazz piano from its origins in New Orleans to later styles that emerged including
boogie woogie, stride, bebop, post-bop, abstraction, and look at key influential pianists.
MD855
22 Jul
Mon
18:00–21:30
1
KS
£25
£25
£14
Silver screens, golden scores: King Kong to Koyaanisqatsi
Hollywood gave birth to a whole new music genre. Discover three masterpieces of the cinematic art, from the
Golden Age to the present day, and explore how we see and hear film.
MD509
24 Jul–26 Jul
Wed–Fri
18:00–20:00
1
KS
£69
£69
£40
Gilbert and Sullivan: Utopia Limited and The Grand Duke
The subjects were relatively exotic: a middle European Duchy and a (probably) Pacific island under Imperial
rule. If The Mikado, The Gondoliers and Princess Ida succeeded, why should the formula not be successfully
repeated? Look closely at both, see what there was to enjoy and perhaps also discover the reasons for their
relative lack of popularity. Tutor: Kevin West
MF960
25 Jul
Thu
18:15–20:45
1
KS
£18NC
£18
£18
Enrolment: 020 7831 7831 or www.citylit.ac.uk *Starred course code: call 020 7492 2630 about your pre-enrolment interview
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Music for the ballet
What’s the difference between music for a concert hall or opera and ballet music? Looking at various
composers’ works we will think about what makes a successful, and lasting, ballet score that dancers and
audiences enjoy.
MD853
26 Jul–28 Jul
Fri–Sun
10:30–15:30
1
KS
£114
£74
£53
Personal development for musicians
Musicians: overcome nerves and stage fright
Nerves affect many musicians from beginners to professionals. You will cover performance preparation,
playing from memory, stress and hormone levels, and developing coping strategies. For all instrumentalists.
Tutor: Valentin Schiedermair
MR002
2 Jul–16 Jul
Tue
10:00–13:00
3
KS
£88
£57
£41
Alexander technique for musicians
Learn how the Alexander technique can help you transform the quality of action in playing, gain more control
of breathing and improve stage presence by becoming aware of and unlearning habits of misuse. Please bring
your instrument to the session (does not apply to pianists). Tutor: Brita Forsstrom
MG915
23 Jul–24 Jul
Tue–Wed
10:00–16:00
1
KS
£90NC
£90
£90
Playing an instrument
Saxophone ensemble
Read and play 4/5 part arrangements for saxophone quartet and large ensemble. For players at level 4 and
above. You may invite a guest to hear the last session. Tutor: Howard Cottle
ME1056*
13 Jul–27 Jul
Sat
10:30–13:00
3
KS
£53
£53
£30
Free improvisation: sax
Explore approaches to improvisation outside the realms of chord progressions and song structures. Exercises
will be set to promote collaborative playing and you will listen to samples from the rich tradition of free
improvisation. Ideal for players at level 3 and above. Tutor: Rachel Musson
ME859A
6 Jul
Sat
11:00–16:00
1
KS
£41NC
£41
£41
Wind
Jazz clarinet
Learn the basics of playing and reading jazz. This is a beginners’ class that is ideal if you haven’t improvised
before, but you will need to have a minimum of two to three years of playing the clarinet. Tutor: Howard Cottle
ME910
2 Jul–9 Jul
Tue
18:00–20:00
2
KS
£40NC
£40
£40
Jazz flute
Explore sound production, articulation and effects, jazz and latin rhythms, phrasing, chord/scale relationship,
how to approach chord sequences and the interpretation of tunes, soloing and ensemble work.
Tutor: Angele Veltmeijer
ME909
4 Jul–18 Jul
Thu
19:30–21:30
3
KS
£40NC
£40
£40
Blues harmonica for beginners
Learn essential harmonica riffs and techniques and build skills and confidence in improvisation to blues music.
Tutor: Jake Rodrigues
ME1054
5 Jul–2 Aug
Fri
19:45–21:15
5
KS
£53
£53
£30
Guitars and ukulele
Ukulele for beginners
Learn the chords, strumming techniques and basic tuning that will enable you to play. Learn whole songs by
the end of the course. Ukuleles provided for the sessions. Tutor: Jake Rodrigues
ME1053
5 Jul–2 Aug
Fri
18:00–19:30
5
KS
£53
£53
£30
Find out more about your course. For a detailed outline enter the course code at www.citylit.ac.uk or call 020 7492 2600
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Classical guitar taster
Enjoy learning the basics of playing, reading and improvising in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. You should
have a nylon-strung guitar. Tutor: Tony Rowden
ME1055
10 Jul–7 Aug
Wed
16:30–18:00
5
KS
£51
£33
£24
Fingerstyle guitar workshop
Look at three pieces in detail from early music to Latin American to jazz/blues, and learn how to perform them
to a high standard. Tutor: Tony Rowden
ME996*
10 Jul–17 Jul
Wed
18:30–20:30
2
KS
£40
£40
£23
Percussion
Introduction to tabla
A demonstration of the phenomenon of tabla in Indian music and a practical introduction to the drum,
rhythms and beat cycles. Tutor: Krishan Mohan
ME1052
13 Jul
Sat
11:00–14:30
1
KS
£21
£21
£12
Samba day
Enjoy an introduction to this joyous music style. Learn technique on the main instruments of the batteria and
the essential rhythms of the samba. Develop percussion arrangements including signals, breakdowns and
breaks. Tutor: Michael Bennett
ME995
6 Jul
Sat
11:00–16:00
1
KS
£32
£21
£18
Jazz drumming
Combine playing in swing and Latin grooves with a brief tour of the work of famous jazz drummers. For
drummers who are new to jazz. Tutor: Mark Huggett
ME671
13 Jul–20 Jul
Sat
14:00–17:00
2
KS
£51
£51
£29
Instrumental ensembles
Also see ‘Personal development for musicians’ on page 113
Polish your string quartet playing
Come and improve your string quartet playing during your lunch break. You can enrol for the course
individually or as a pre-formed quartet but you should be at least grade 7 standard. Repertoire will be
announced two weeks prior to the class. Tutor: Mayda Narvey
ME998*
2 Jul–16 Jul
Tue
18:30–21:30
3
KS
£91
£91
£52
Building a string performance
Enjoy improving your ensemble playing skills and making music. Take part in two string orchestra rehearsal
sessions and a performance. You will need four to five years’ playing experience. Course runs on 11, 12 and
19 July. Tutor: Robert Puzey
ME907*
11 Jul–19 Jul
Thu & Fri
18:30–21:30
2
KS
£54
£54
£31
Introduction to string ensemble playing
Learn how to play in an ensemble in a fun and stimulating environment. For players of violin, viola, cello and
double bass who have been learning for at least a year up to those who are around grade 3 level.
Tutor: Susan Harrison
ME997
15 Jul–12 Aug
Mon
18:30–21:00
1
KS
£98
£98
£56
Orchestral workshop
Enjoy this short, intensive course where you will learn to play orchestral music with a conductor in a friendly,
supportive atmosphere. Work on Beethoven’s Symphony No 1 as well as the overture to Mozart’s opera
Cosi fan Tutte. We are looking for a full orchestra of violins, violas, flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoon, horns,
trumpets, cellos and double basses. Unfortunately we can’t take trombones or pianists. Tutor: Anthony Bailey
MG827B
16 Jul–17 Jul
Tue–Wed
11:15–17:15
1
KS
£67
£67
£38
Enrolment: 020 7831 7831 or www.citylit.ac.uk *Starred course code: call 020 7492 2630 about your pre-enrolment interview
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Piano and keyboards
Learn to play piano in the summer
Learn to play well-known pieces for your family and friends on this fun course. Ideal if you are a complete
beginner and enjoy listening to classical music but never thought you could play it too. Tutor: Gary Preston
ME943
ME944
3 Jul–31 Jul
3 Jul–31 Jul
Wed
Wed
16:30–18:30
19:00–21:00
5
5
KS
KS
£130NC
£130NC
£130
£130
£130
£130
Revision for foundation and level 1 pianists
Consolidation course that will reinforce skills learned throughout the year. Improve your reading, hand
coordination and technique. A great opportunity to keep learning through the summer. Tutor: Ana Magalhaes
ME945
2 Jul–30 Jul
Tue
16:30–18:00
5
KS
£76NC
£76
£76
Revision for level 2, 3, and transition pianists
Consolidation course for level 2 and 3 pianists who want to continue to develop their skills. Focus on achieving
fluency and control of the keyboard, which is paramount to the development of piano technique.
Tutor: Ana Magalhaes
ME946
2 Jul–30 Jul
Tue
18:15–19:45
5
KS
£76NC
£76
£76
Introduction to piano harmony and improvisation levels 4–6
Ever wondered why it is important to practise scales, arpeggios, broken chords and chord inversions? Come
and discover hidden benefits, apart from the obvious technical ones, that will enhance your piano playing and
improve your technique. Tutor: Simon Atkins
ME940
15 Jul–22 Jul
Mon
16:30–18:00
2
KS
£31NC
£31
£31
Introduction to piano harmony and improvisation levels 7+
Even if you know all about technical work on scales, arpeggios, broken chords and chord inversions, this
course will take your knowledge into a new dimension and your piano playing to a different level.
Tutor: Simon Atkins
ME941
15 Jul–22 Jul
Mon
18:15–19:45
2
KS
£31NC
£31
£31
Get to know your piano
Discover the nuts and bolts of the piano with an expert piano tuner and technician. Learn how each part works
and how to tune it. You will also learn how to choose, care for, and make the most of your piano – bring questions!
ME942
3 Jul
Wed
10:30–16:00
1
KS
£72NC
£72
£72
Pop and jazz piano
Prepare for pop piano
Discover what it feels like to play in a pop piano class. Learn how to work with harmony and get in the groove
(for pianists at level 3 and above). Tutor: Angele Veltmeijer
ME980
6 Jul–27 Jul
Sat
11:00–12:30
4
KS
£61
£61
£34
Latin piano taster
This practical introduction, in our keyboards room, will enable you to appreciate the role of the piano in AfroCuban music. The focus will be on rhythm and percussion. For pianists at level 3 and above. Tutor: Sara Dhillon
ME1051
25 Jul–29 Jul
Mon & Thu 18:00–21:00
2
KS
£57
£37
£26
Jazz piano taster
Meet the jazz idiom as you explore time feels and harmonic progressions of some jazz ‘standard’ tunes.
Minimum playing standard of grade 5 required. You will be playing a digital piano. Tutor: Angele Veltmeijer
ME984A
6 Jul–27 Jul
Sat
13:00–14:30
4
KS
£61
£61
£34
Blues piano
A crash course for competent pianists. Learn basslines, boogie patterns and explore improvisation techniques
over 12 bar blues. Good coordination between hands and music reading is essential.
ME985A
6 Jul–20 Jul
Sat
15:00–17:00
3
KS
£61
£61
£34
Find out more about your course. For a detailed outline enter the course code at www.citylit.ac.uk or call 020 7492 2600
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Singing
Singing for absolute beginners
Do you want to sing but don’t know where to start? Find out what you can do to develop a healthy vocal
technique. An ability to pitch notes from the piano and voice is essential. Tutors: Trevor Alexander (MF941),
Ruth Beckmann (MF942)
MF941
MF942
9 Jul–8 Aug
10 Jul–9 Aug
Tue & Thu
Wed & Fri
18:00–19:30
12:00–13:30
5
5
KS
KS
£135NC
£135NC
£135
£135
£135
£135
Classical singing workshops
Sing oratorio
Explore the many wonderful arias of oratorio. Come with a prepared aria of your choice and learn more about
this branch of classical singing. Suitable for singers, intermediate and above. Tutor: Linda Hutchison
MF952
3 Aug–4 Aug
Sat–Sun
10:30–16:30
1
KS
£120
£120
£68
Golden age of English song
Immerse yourself in the beauty of English song with a renowned performer and teacher. Composers covered
will be Peter Warlock, Roger Quilter, Frank Bridge, John Ireland, Gerald Finzi, Ralph Vaughan Williams and
Michael Head. Songs need to be prepared and memorised before the first session. Suitable for advanced
singers. Tutor: Sarah Leonard
MF951
10 Aug–11 Aug Sat–Sun
10:30–16:30
1
KS
£120NC
£120
£120
Sing Gilbert and Sullivan
Explore the wealth of repertoire of these masters of word and melody. Enjoy the wit and humour of their
timeless operettas. Suitable for singers, intermediate and above. Tutor: Trevor Alexander
MF958
11 Jul–1 Aug
Thu
10:30–13:00
4
KS
£95
£62
£44
Sing the songs of yesteryear
Explore the wonderful melodies of the ever popular songs and ballads of the Victorian and Edwardian era.
Suitable for singers, intermediate and above. Tutor: Trevor Alexander
MF957
11 Jul–1 Aug
Thu
14:00–16:30
4
KS
£95
£62
£44
Taster for classical singing workshop
Would you like to join a singing workshop but not sure what is involved? Come and find out before
committing to a longer course. Please prepare at least one song from the classical repertoire. Not suitable for
beginner singers. Tutor: Carole Gibb
MF954
17 Jul–26 Jul
Wed & Fri
19:30–21:30
2
KS
£95
£62
£44
Two’s company: sing duets
Ideal if you like to, or would like to, sing a duet. From ‘art song’ to the classic musicals of Learner and Loewe
and Rogers and Hammerstein, or a simple, short operatic duet. Tutor: Trevor Alexander
MF956
24 Jul–14 Aug
Wed
14:00–16:30
4
KS
£95
£62
£32
Opera and music theatre
Opera performance workshop
Learn to perform your favourite arias. Examine movement, expression and acting, vocal technique and
pronunciation, ending with an informal performance. For students at intermediate level and above.
Tutors: Siobhan Blake, David Monteith
MF835
18 Jul–15 Aug
Thu
18:30–21:30
5
KS
£158NC
£158
£158
Sing La belle Hélène from scratch
Enjoy the charming world of Offenbach’s La belle Hélène. Plenty of good solos and choruses. The course will
concentrate on act one. Not suitable for beginner singers. Tutor: Peter Crockford
MF932
5 Aug–16 Aug
Mon & Fri
19:00–21:30
2
KS
£90NC
£90
£90
Enrolment: 020 7831 7831 or www.citylit.ac.uk *Starred course code: call 020 7492 2630 about your pre-enrolment interview
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Singing Mozart accompanied recitatives
Come and explore the dramatic possibilities in the magnificent accompanied recitatives from Mozart’s operas.
Both solo and duet accompanied recitatives may be presented. Suitable for students at intermediate level and
above. Tutor: Peter Crockford
MF933
6 Aug–14 Aug
Tue & Wed 19:00–21:30
2
KS
£90NC
£90
£90
Intro to music theatre
Learn the techniques required to sing a musical theatre repertoire. From Gershwin to Lloyd Webber, Sondheim
to Schwartz, learn the songs and skills needed to perform the songs from the shows with confidence and ease.
Tutor: Richard Hartley Wilson
MF953
24 Jul–7 Aug
Wed
14:30–17:30
3
KS
£90
£59
£42
Sing Les Miserables from scratch
Come and sing the songs from the hit West End show and major motion picture Les Miserables. Learn the
music from scratch and perform songs from the world’s most popular musical. All levels. Tutor: Richard
Hartley Wilson
MF931
10 Jul–7 Aug
Wed
19:40–21:40
5
KS
£90NC
£90
£90
Professional development courses in conjunction with the British Voice Association
The British Voice Association’s (BVA) members are leading experts and professionals in the multidisciplinary
world of voice. This collaboration with City Lit is an important part of the BVA’s commitment to professional
development and education.
Fundamentals of the singing voice 2
For students who have already completed ‘Fundamentals of the singing voice 1’. Enjoy practical sessions,
workshops and presentations. For information email [email protected] Tutor: Linda Hutchison
MF994*
20 Jul–27 Jul
Sat
10:30–17:30
2
KS
£144NC
£144
£144
Ensemble singing
Sing a cappella
Harmony singing – unaccompanied. Try a variety of song arrangements. Vocal score-reading and good
intonation are essential. You may invite a guest to hear the last session. Tutor: Jane Metcalfe
MF950*
18 Jul–26 Jul
Thu & Fri
19:30–21:30
2
KS
£57
£57
£32
Jazz and pop singing
Contemporary music styles taught by industry professionals. Improve your vocal technique and confidence to
perform in these group sessions. ‘Workshop’ indicates an advanced level of study.
Overcome stage fright (for singers)
Does performance anxiety destroy your enjoyment when you sing in public? Join this friendly and supportive
workshop to combat stage fright. Bring a song you have prepared for performance. Tutor: Clare Foster
MF993
2 Jul–3 Jul
Tue–Wed
12:00–17:30
1
KS
£86NC
£86
£86
Rock, pop and soul singing: beginners
Develop your skills in appropriate vocal technique and good rhythm. Course includes solo and ensemble singing
of contemporary and classic pop repertoire. You must be able to sing in time and in tune. Tutor: Laura Zakian
MF984
9 Jul–12 Jul
Tue–Fri
18:00–19:30
1
KS
£72
£72
£41
Introduction to jazz singing
Learn essential tools to sing in the jazz idiom including what to listen for and the importance of pulse, groove
and sound vocal technique. You must have musical experience and a workable voice. Tutor: Laura Zakian
MF989
9 Jul–12 Jul
Tue–Fri
19:45–21:15
1
KS
£72
£72
£41
Sing the blues
Enjoy this exploration of blues vocal style and repertoire. Includes the challenge of writing and singing your
own blues. Tutor: Carol Grimes
MF848
4 Jul–5 Jul
Thu–Fri
19:00–21:00
1
KS
£48
£48
£27
Find out more about your course. For a detailed outline enter the course code at www.citylit.ac.uk or call 020 7492 2600
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Improvisation for jazz singers
Learn some approaches for improvisation over jazz tunes, what to listen for and what to study. You should be
accustomed to the jazz idiom. Instrumentalists are welcome to come and sing.
MF986
3 Jul–24 Jul
Wed
18:15–20:15
4
KS
£84
£84
£48
Musicianship
Ear training, reading, writing, rhythm and harmony from beginner to diploma level, and jazz studies.
Beginners musicianship
Essential ear training
Enhance your aural awareness of the mechanics of music and improve your recognition of and response to
music in practice. On this practical course you will sing intervals, scales and harmonies. Tutor: Della Rhodes
MG987
2 Jul–5 Jul
Tue–Fri
18:00–19:30
1
KS
£54
£54
£31
Musicianship for singers
Is your lack of music theory holding you back? Learn about musical notation, key structures and rhythm, and
develop your aural awareness to aid your singing. Suitable for complete beginners. Tutor: Siobhan Blake
MG828
2 Jul–23 Jul
Tue
18:00–20:00
4
KS
£68
£68
£39
Theory and composition for absolute beginners
Unlock the mysteries of music! A practical and intensive introduction to the basics of music theory and
acoustic classical composition for those with no previous experience. Learn the basics of rhythm, reading and
composing in the treble clef. Tutor: Polly Hewett
MG914
24 Jul–7 Aug
Wed
19:00–21:00
3
KS
£54NC
£54
£54
Music theory
Music theory grades 7–8
Music theory for those with grade 6 or equivalent to prepare for grades 7–8. The course will support students’
levels and can include exam preparation. ABRSM and Trinity/Guildhall syllabuses covered. Tutor: Polly Hewett
MG971*
25 Jul–15 Aug
Thu
14:00–16:00
4
KS
£69
£45
£32
Composing and song writing
Song writing: form and function
Develop your ability to make songs through practical exercises. Examine well-known songs from pop, rock
and jazz in order to understand their chord progressions, accompaniment, basslines and rhythm. Ideal for
players and singers with a good grasp of harmony. Tutor: David Harrison
ME893
2 Jul–23 Jul
Tue
19:30–21:30
4
KS
£72
£72
£41
Writing song tunes
What makes a memorable satisfying tune? Through analysis of popular songs of the last century, you will
examine how craft can serve inspiration. Some music theory knowledge is desirable.
ME992
4 Jul–25 Jul
Thu
19:00–21:30
4
KS
£90
£90
£51
Song writers: finish that song
Singer-songwriters and lyricists – have you ever started to write a song or lyric and then been unable to finish
it? Collaborate with other experienced songwriters and performers to give you the impetus and inspiration to
complete your song. Tutor: Polly Hewett
MG970*
25 Jul–15 Aug
Thu
11:00–13:00
4
KS
£69
£45
£32
Song lyric writing
An introduction to creating memorable and original imagery in a variety of song styles, for beginners and
intermediate lyricists. Analyse your favourite songs/artists and receive constructive feedback in class on your
work. Tutor: Polly Hewett
MG913
24 Jul–7 Aug
Wed
16:30–18:30
3
KS
£54NC
£54
£54
Enrolment: 020 7831 7831 or www.citylit.ac.uk *Starred course code: call 020 7492 2630 about your pre-enrolment interview
Music 119
Code
Date(s)
Day(s)
Time
Week(s)
Site
Fee
Snr.
Conc.
Jazz musicianship
Explore jazz harmony
Meet the sounds, symbols and terminology of harmony in the jazz idiom. For musicians and singers with a
good working knowledge of major and minor harmony. Tutor: Della Rhodes
MG981*
5 Jul–19 Jul
Fri
18:15–20:15
3
KS
£54
£54
£31
Mark Bassey’s original tunes
Be part of an ensemble playing and enjoying a selection of Mark’s work. He will introduce his repertoire and
demonstrate and explain any special rhythmic, harmonic and stylistic features. For advanced jazz players.
Tutor: Mark Bassey
ME1050
20 Jul–21 Jul
Sat–Sun
11:00–17:00
1
KS
£71
£71
£40
Music production and technology
Computer-based technology occupies a central position in music production, composition, sound recording and,
increasingly, in live performance. These roles are expanding as the technology itself continues to evolve. Our music
production and technology studio is equipped with industry-standard hardware and software suited to these
diverse roles. We limit our class size to 10 to ensure every learner gets plenty of individual attention. Most of our
software is cross-platform and any difference in Mac and PC systems will be explained. Familiarity with computers
will be a distinct advantage and City Lit runs regular introduction to the Mac courses. Students should bring a pair of
comfortable headphones although standard headphones will be available for those without their own. Our students
are entitled to educational discounts when purchasing most of the music software we teach. Additional workshops
and masterclasses are announced throughout the year so remember to check our website regularly for news.
Ableton Live: Djing and performance with Martin Delaney
Ready to take your Ableton Live projects on stage? Ready to move to DJing with Live from CDJs or vinyl?
Learn how to build Session View sets, slice songs, use performance-friendly effects and hardware controllers
including Ableton Push. Tutor: Martin Delaney
MK710
9 Aug–10 Aug
Fri–Sat
10:30–17:30
1
KS
£128
£97
£76
Pro Tools fast-track
Hands-on guide to the professional essentials of ProTools: audio recording, editing and mixing from the
ground up, plus use of plug-ins, midi instruments and ElasticAudio. Ideal for musicians, composers and sound
designers, from beginners to those looking to extend their skills. Tutor: Michael Ritchie
MK700
16 Aug–17 Aug Fri–Sat
10:30–17:30
1
KS
£128
£97
£76
Sonic Arts
These courses are aimed at musicians and other artists looking to develop or extend their use of computer and
related technologies. Our Max/MSP courses are equally well-suited to artists engaging with installation work.
A short introduction to Sonic Arts
Inform and develop your enthusiasm for the creative use of sound beyond the boundaries of music, and create
your own sound works. Discuss, criticise and contextualise existing works, and gain a perspective on your own
investigations into, and contributions to, this wide creative field. Tutor: Paul Chivers
MK707
13 Aug–15 Aug Tue–Thu
18:00–21:00
1
KS
£98
£75
£60
Composing with your environment: spectral techniques for analysing everyday sounds
Examine musicality in everyday sounds, create compositions and sound pieces from frequencies that exist
in simple objects. Use digital tools to further explore their properties. Please bring any resonant object that
makes an interesting sound to the class. Tutor: Tom Mudd
MK705
1 Aug–2 Aug
Thu–Fri
13:00–17:00
1
KS
£88
£68
£54
Pure Data starter: sound and vision
Learn the basics of Pure Data, a free, open source application used by many artists and musicians to
experiment with sound, visuals and ways to combine the two. Develop simple audio systems, generate visuals
and develop approaches to controlling both. Tutor: Tom Mudd
MK706
3 Aug–4 Aug
Sat–Sun
13:00–17:00
1
KS
£88
£68
£54
Find out more about your course. For a detailed outline enter the course code at www.citylit.ac.uk or call 020 7492 2600