Rudiments

Basic Rudiments (formerly Preliminary Rudiments)

Students are taught the basic elements of musical notation including pitch, intervals, scales, rhythm, key recognition, transposition, analysis, triads and musical terms.

  • Co-requisite: Grade 5 Practical
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Final exam length: 1 hour
  • Instructor: Cheryl Finn
  • Location: Semiahmoo Academy of Music, South Surrey, BC

Intermediate Rudiments (formerly Grade 1 Rudiments)

As this course is a continuation of Basic Rudiments, students further enhance their knowledge of rhythm, pitch, scale writing, interval identification, triads, key recognition, transposition, cadences, analysis and musical terms.

  • Co-requisite: Grade 6 Practical
  • Prerequisite: Basic Rudiments
  • Final exam length: 2 hours
  • Instructor: Cheryl Finn
  • Location: Semiahmoo Academy of Music, South Surrey, BC

Advanced Rudiments (formerly Grade 2 Rudiments)

Students continue to explore rhythm, scale writing, alto & tenor clefs, interval identification, chords, cadence writing, transposition, orchestral score, analysis and musical terms.

  • Co-requisite: Grade 7-10 Practical
  • Prerequisite: Basic Rudiments & Grade 1 Rudiments
  • Final exam length: 2 hours
  • Instructor: Cheryl Finn
  • Location: Semiahmoo Academy of Music, South Surrey, BC