• 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 Advanced 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: 14 to 15 years  and above at grade 6
  • Group Size: Up to 2 learners  
  • Session Duration:40/50 Minutes  
  • Schedule: Once A Week 

The student can appear for International certification in music (piano) at every Grade. Sapthora will train the students for the exams. The fee for the exam will be borne by the student.
The Advanced course is from Grade 6 – Grade 8. 

Prerequisites to join the course:

  • The learner should be 14 years and above.
  • The learner should have completed their Intermediate level.
  • The learner should be well versed with the musical notation.

Tools, software and material needed:  

  • Zoom Software 
  • Piano
  • Musical manuscript

Theory : 

  • Grand Staff
  • Rests & Intervals 
  • Basics Of Composition
  • Naturals & accidentals 
  • Scales Upto 4 Octaves Hands Together
  • Major Scale formation  
  • Minor Scales 
  • Harmonic Scales 
  • Melodic Scales 
  • Contrary Motion Scales 
  • Circle of fifths  
  • Relative Minor  
  • Chord Layouts  
  • Broken Chords & Arpeggios 
  • Arpeggios Upto 4 Octaves 
  • Articulations 
  • Diminished 7th & Dominant 7th
  • All chords’ 7ths ,9ths, suspensions

Practical :

  • Playing along with sheet  
  • 9 Musical Pieces(3 Pieces from each Grade) 
  • 3-5 Pieces Picked from the World’s best all time melodies 
  • Dynamics pp / p / mp / mf / f / ff /
  • Advance ear training techniques 
  • Time Signatures 4/4  3 /4  2/ 4  3 /8  6/8 5/8 

 Grade - 6

Technical Work   

  1. SCALES and ARPEGGIOS

SCALES

  • major mf legato
  • harmonic minor f staccato, melodic minor scale p legato
  • Chromatic scale in similar motion p staccato
  • Chromatic scale in contrary motion f legato two octaves
  • major scale in 3rds mf legato

ARPEGGIOS

  • major f staccato, minor p legato
  • Diminished 7th starting on mf legato
  • Dominant 7th f staccato

EXERCISES

1- for tone, balance and voicing

2- for co-ordination

3- for finger & amp; wrist strength and flexibility

Exam Pieces Total – 3 (Selected from the syllabus)

Grade - 7

Technical Work

  1. SCALES and ARPEGGIOS
  • major f legato hands together four octaves min. ♩ = 130
  • harmonic minor cresc/dim (p – f – p) staccato
  • melodic minor p legato
  • Chromatic scale in similar motion minor 3rd apart
  • left hand and right-hand mf staccato
  • major scale in 3rds mf legato left hand two octaves min. ♩ = 70

ARPEGGIOS

  • major cresc/dim (p – f – p) staccato hands together four octaves min. ♩ = 110
  • minor p legato
  • Diminished 7th f staccato
  • Dominant 7th cresc/dim (p – f – p) legato
  • major contrary motion p legato two octaves

EXERCISES

1- for tone, balance and voicing

2- for co-ordination

3- for finger & wrist strength

Exam Pieces Total – 3 (Selected from the syllabus)

Grade – 8  

Technical Work  

SCALES and ARPEGGIOS

  • major cresc/dim (p – f – p) staccato hands together four octaves min.♩ = 140
  • harmonic minor p legato, melodic minor f staccato
  • Chromatic scale in similar motion mf legato
  • major scale in 3rds mf legato right hand two octaves min.♩ = 80
  • harmonic minor scale in 3rds mf legato left hand

ARPEGGIOS

  • major p staccato hands together four octaves min. ♩ = 120
  • minor cresc/dim (p – f – p) legato
  • Diminished 7th f staccato
  • Dominant 7th in the key of cresc/dim (p – f – p) legato
  • major contrary motion p legato two octaves

 3 EXERCISES

1- for tone, balance and voicing

2- for co-ordination

3- for finger & wrist strength and flexibility

Exam Pieces Total – 3 (Selected from the syllabus)

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 leaner can join in armed forces with the 8th grade music certificate.

1. What are the career opportunities after grade 8?

A: You can join any band as a player or as a music tutor in any of the schools where they are looking for qualified tutors.

You can join the Armed forces of any country wherein they offer regular posts to qualified musicians for the Air force, the Army, and the Navy Bands.

There are numerous openings in the police bands wherein they offer lucrative posts to qualified musicians.

2. Can I learn Jazz or Blues or Indian classical after grade 8?

A: Any genre of music is possible as the basic foundation in music playing and music theory is achieved after finishing the music grades.

3.Can I teach after completion of advanced level?

A: Yes, u can start teaching confidently after Grade 5 to the Beginner level students up to grade 3.