Music Subjects Streamed Live

WKMT London opens its main classes to anyone in the world.

LIVE STREAM

 

Subjects delivered and calendar

 

Subjects delivered

  1. Harmony - Theory of Harmony by Schoenberg

  2. Music Analysis - Classical Forms by William Caplin

  3. Composition - delivered by London based composer, Juan Rezzuto

  4. Piano technique - Scaramuzza's Piano technique

  5. Counterpoint - Modal and Tonal Counterpoint from Renaissance to Baroque period.

 

INTRODUCTION 

According to Arnold Schonberg, one of the most famous composers and theorists of the 20th century, the proper study of Music, Composition, is based on four pillars: Harmony, Counterpoint and Musical Analysis and form. 

 

That is why we impart this knowledge to our teachers of WKMT, and at the same time, we offer this opportunity for free by streaming live our lessons.

This opportunity serves a double purpose: 

The first one is to share with everyone interested in receiving a high-standard education in Music and unable to obtain it, even for people studying in Universities.

The streamed subjects are directed for those students that want to go beyond the mere learning of the rules to the reasons why we study them.

 

The second purpose is for WKMT students, especially the composition students who want to enrich their lessons. We are fully aware that the lack of time is a common denominator among our students, so that is why we decided to complement the lessons for our active student with the streamed live subject. The online lessons will offer the opportunity to them to expand their knowledge, always with the guidance of their teacher, who will gladly respond to any questions that may arise from these sessions.

The proposed methodology will always be focused on the

objective of stimulating the participants to produce original works after the theoretical presentation. The teacher will do an individual follow-up within a workshop-like environment.

 

COUNTERPOINT
TEACHER: Gisela Paterno

The main objective of counterpoint is to develop the ability of structuring elements that organise the musical discourse in terms of linearity. The basics of counterpoint are appreciated not only in the Music corresponding to the European tradition, where the term was coined, but it can be observed in virtually every musical manifestation.
The approach by Gisela Paterno is to introduce the subject from a historical and cultural perspective, guiding the students through time the development and changes that lead to the Baroque techniques which were crystallised by Johann Sebastian Bach. 
The Classes will be divided into theoretical and practical, in which the participants will present works upon specific techniques studied during the course.

DESCRIPTION AND OVERVIEW
HARMONY

TEACHER: Gisela Paterno


The course of Harmony is based totally on the "Treatise of Harmony" by Arnold Schonberg. According to him, "Harmony is the study of simultaneous sounds(chords) and of how they may be joined with respect to their architectonic, melodic, and rhythmic values and
their significance, their weight relative to one another".
The reason we chose this book comes from Schonberg himself: "The outset required the pupil to determine the sequence of chords himself [...] This procedure has the advantage that from the very beginning the pupil is himself, in a certain sense, composing."
All the fundamental topics to develop from scratch a solid knowledge in Harmony are presented impeccably and logically mixed with his ideas and with philosophical overtones that enrich the contents entirely not just to follow the rules but ponder upon them.


ANALYSIS AND FORM
TEACHER: Juan Rezzuto


The analysis course follows the contents of the book "Analyzing Classical Forms" of William Caplin. 
This book expands on the concepts of the form of Arnold Schonberg, combining them with Structural Harmony and focused into the Classical period. 
The course aims to introduce the participants to formal Analysis as a tool for understanding, decoding and elaboration of musical works during the Classical period and to generate spaces for reflection that will allow critical appreciation and contextualization of the compositional practice, subject also delivered by Juan Rezzuto.


COMPOSITION
TEACHER: Juan Rezzuto


The classes will be oriented to the Analysis of the technical and aesthetic techniques involved in the process of gestation and realization of the musical structure belonging to the Classical period, including the listening and critical discussion of the compositions presented by the active participants supervised by the teacher in charge, Juan Rezzuto. 
This class is the practical side of the theoretical sessions of "Analysis and Form" aforementioned.