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Music Theory: A Taster (1 morning)

10:00 am - 12:30 pm Monday 24 September 2018
Susan Deas Music, Leichhardt

Have you ever wondered if you could understand more about how music works? This workshop allows you to dip your toe into the water of music theory, and discover the craft behind the magic of music. We will explore the basics of music's inner workings, and discuss where to go next if you would like to learn more. No prior musical knowledge is required.
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Handel composing

Another Eight Great Composers (8 weeks)

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Wednesdays from 17 October 2018
Centre for Continuing Education, University of Sydney, Newtown

What makes a composer ‘great’? Why does the work of some composers still resonate, delighting contemporary audiences? In this series we look at Handel, Haydn, Schubert, Chopin, Brahms, Puccini, Vaughan Williams and George Gershwin – eight more of the greatest composers of classical music. Each week we’ll examine the historical and social background and musical style of one composer in detail, and consider some of their greatest works.
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Ludwig van Beethoven, 1820

The Legend of Beethoven (1 day)

9:30 am - 4:30 pm Saturday 20 October 2018
WEA Sydney, 72 Bathurst St Sydney

For two hundred years, Beethoven’s music has spoken to us and moved us in ways no previous composer had ever achieved. Born at a pivotal point in European social and musical history, he took the conventions of the classical period and moulded them into the beginnings of Romanticism in music. This one-day course will tell the tragic and inspiring story of Beethoven’s life, richly illustrated with pictures, readings, and the music of this great composer.
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Music Theory Classes for Adults

Music Theory Classes for Adults (8 weeks)

Grades 1-2: Mondays 10:30 am - 12:30 pm from 22 October 2018
Susan Deas Music, Leichhardt

These intensive courses will take you through the grades of AMEB Musicianship, an internationally-recognised music theory syllabus. Added course material shows you how the theory applies to both classical and contemporary music. Learn the secrets of music, and how to use them. The courses provide an excellent background to the understanding of music for adults who are learning to sing or play a musical instrument, and lay foundations for future courses in higher grades. An excellent opportunity to cement new skills or refresh old ones.
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Monet: Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge, 1899

Music of the Impressionist Period (1 day)

9:30 am - 4:30 pm Saturday 10 November 2018
Centre for Continuing Education, University of Sydney, Newtown

The period from around 1880 to 1920, sometimes described as Impressionism, elicited some of the most beautiful and bewitching compositions of western music history. Composers such as Sibelius, Elgar, Mahler, Debussy and Ravel gave the world exotic and rich new sounds, in the last moments before many composers abandoned ‘normal’ music and went atonal. This study day examines the music of this period in its historical and social context. No musical knowledge is necessary.
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Calendar of future events

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