During the two days, we’ll give you a comprehensive overview of music theory and its key components. You’ll be introduced to the history of music in terms of rhythm and melodic/harmonic development, from its early origins to the present day.
We’ll break down beats, bars and boxes in simple terms and build your confidence in how to read music as well as effective ways of counting time signatures. You’ll develop your understanding of the importance of rhythm and get to grips with the mathematical elements that make music composition. Regardless of whether or not you have a mathematical brain!
With support and guidance, we’ll empower you to rethink how you act and react to certain situations or problems. This approach, when aligned to a musical context, results in speeding up your learning and gives you a more profound awareness of your own musicality. Come to the course with an open and curious mind and it will give you a distinct advantage for getting the most out of it. This mindset will also be beneficial to your creativity in general.
Our mantra is not learning to ‘play music’, but instead learning to ‘become the music’. One will learn to get rid of the “falsehoods” of fear and limiting beliefs, of mistakes and failure, and replace them with a new set of mind tools that will open up a new world.
Score Basics & Ear Training
The curriculum is fantastic, extremely comprehensive, contemporary and relevant to today’s industry.
Applying for the diploma was the best thing I could have done for my career. I'm really amazed at how much I learnt in one year.
There is some real visionary foresight in Abbey Road Institute being established to preserve the cultural legacy of Abbey Road.
I had an incredible experience. The staff have so much to offer and cover so many different areas of music.
The course taught me what it means to be a producer and engineer in the industry, I learned things I couldn’t have learned anywhere else.
It’s a unique experience in so many ways, the location, the calibre of guest lecturers and access to Abbey Road Studios for classes is pretty amazing. There aren't many places you get to record a full orchestra!
Come with an open mind and a voracious appetite to soak up the magic! Be prepared to work hard - you’ll get out what you put in.