How to Read Music - Improvers

This short course is for learners with a basic knowledge of reading music and any learners who have already completed the How to Read Music Beginners Course. It will help you to understand in more detail how to read music, and will consolidate any understanding you already have of basic music theory.

Course Content

We will look at:
• Intervals
• Chords
• Key signatures
• Harmony
• Musical terminology (e.g. repeat signs/ dynamic instructions/ different kinds of bar lines etc)
• There will also be some revision of more basic elements such as note names/ note values and differences between the clefs

Entry Requirements

Level 2 literacy recommended although not compulsory as there will be handouts to accompany the sessions.

Many learners will probably also be attending another music or singing class at RACC but this is optional.

First Class Requirements

Pen and paper

Attendance Requirements

Regular attendance is recommended to benefit to the maximum from this class.

Assessment Methods

The course will be run at the level of the students attending and will be assessed informally by question and answer and observation/listening. Some previous knowledge of music theory is assumed (e.g. learning an instrument when younger/ attending the Beginners How to Read Music course).

Further Study Options

Other Music courses

Additional Information

• If you require further course information or advice & guidance that is not answered in this outline, please email