• The course is designed to help all our learners to develop a strong dexterity and playing ability. 
  • The learner gets introduced to further advanced musical concepts and theory behind the same which adds up to his musical knowledge and helps the learner to grow. 
  • The learner is introduced to various new scales and musical modes which totally adds up to their musicality as a performer. 
  • The focus is also on how a learner can create their own music.  

Overview of Advance level :

  • Total Duration:  72 – 96 sessions

For individual student, the duration of each grade is 20– 24 sessions. For 2 students, the duration for each grade is 34 – 40 sessions

  • Age:  12 Years  and above
  • Group Size:  Up to 2 learners  
  • Session Duration: 40/50 Minutes 
  • Schedule: Once A Week 

The student can appear for International certification in music (keyboard) at every Grade. Sapthora will train the students for the exams. The fee for the exam will be borne by the student.

Prerequisites to join the course:

  • The learner should be 12 years and above.  
  • The learner should have completed their Intermediate level.  
  • The student must be well versed with the musical notation.

Tools, software and material needed:

  • Zoom Software 
  • A Keyboard  
  • Musical Manuscript  
  • Keyboard sticker (Recommended)  
  • A multi camera setup

The Advance course is from Grade 6 – Grade 8.

Theory :

  • Grand Staff 
  • Basics Of Compositions 
  • Church Modes   
  • Blues Scales  
  • Pentatonic Scales    
  • Circle of fifths   
  • Relative Minor   
  • Chord Layouts 
  • Articulations

Practical

  • Playing along with sheet   
  • 9 Musical Pieces (3 Pieces from each Grade) 
  • 3-5 Pieces Picked From Worlds Best all Time Melodies  
  • Advance ear training techniques  
  • Time Signatures 4/4  3 /4  2/ 4  3 /8  6/8 

Grade - 6

Technical Work

  • D or F major pentatonic scale 
  • F or C# minor pentatonic scale
  • Major scale followed by major 7th arpeggio
  • Mixolydian scale followed by major arpeggio with a lowered 7th (F7 , D7 , D♭ 7
  • Chromatic scale in similar motion starting on any white note 
  • Blue Scale on c# or D
  • Chords in root position

Exam Pieces Total – 3

Grade - 7

Technical Work

  • C or A major pentatonic scale 
  • G# or B minor pentatonic scale
  • Chromatic scale in similar motion starting on any note
  • Blues scale on B or C 
  •  Am6 , B°7 & C chords in root position
  • F#7 chord in first inversion
  • C7 chord in second inversion
  • Bm7 chord in third inversion

Exam Pieces Total – 3

Grade – 8

Technical Work

  • Dorian scale followed by minor 7th arpeggio
  • A major or F# pentatonic scale
  • E or A minor pentatonic scale 
  • Chromatic scale in similar motion starting on any note
  • Blues scale on F#  or E 
  • F#°7 , E♭9 & A chords in root position 
  • D♭7 chord in first inversion 
  • A 7 chord in second inversion
  • E♭m7 chord in third inversion

Exam Pieces Total – 3

 

Outcome by the end of the level:

  • The learner will be able to read the sheet with all its dynamics.   
  • They can join a local band and start performing live.   
  • Will be able to start performing solo as a keyboardist.
  • Will have the knowledge to start creating his own music.  
  • Can play sheet music with a given BPM of 180 and above.    
  • The learner will be a certified musician.
  • The learner can join in armed forces with the 8th-grade music certificate.

1. What are the career opportunity after grade 8 ?

You can join into a music school as a music tutor. You can join armed forces of any country wherein they offer you regular posts . There are numerious openings in the police bands where in they offer lucrative posts to qualified musicians . AIR and the DOORDARSHAN in India offer posts for musicians who have cleared Grade 5.

2. What if i want to learn jazz or Blues or Indian Classical after grade 8?

A: You can go ahead with any genre of music as the basic foundation of music will be already taught and well versed as you achieve you 8th grade certificate.

3. Can I teach after intermediate level?

Yes, you can start teaching confidently after the completion of your Grade 5 exam upto grade 3.