How to follow a score

About this course

Have you ever found yourself in a music lesson where your teacher says “Follow this music in the score”, plays the music and you’re lost after the first few bars?

Perhaps you’re not even sure what a ‘score’ is…

This tutorial is for you!  I’ll show you effective techniques for following different types of music and explain what the signs and symbols mean on a score.

Please note: this tutorial does not cover reading notation.

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who wants to learn how to follow a musical score, or increase their confidence in score-reading.

There are set works to study in both GCSE and A level music and so this course is suitable for both qualifications.

Course summary

  •  What is meant by a ‘score’ in music
  • Why there are different types of score and what they are called.
  • What different signs and terms mean on a score
  • How to follow an individual part in the music
  • How to follow several different parts
  • Techniques for following more complex music

Course Information

Estimated Time: 2 hours

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Course Instructor

Rachel Shapey Rachel Shapey Author

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