As a result of running the BETA course for "How to Read Music" I have discovered we had two separate groups of people doing the course. There were people who were starting from scratch, who could not yet read music. And then there were other people who knew how to read music but did not yet know the basics of music theory to the standard of Grade 1 ABRSM Music Theory.
So Module 1 in which I was teaching from scratch how to read music was of no interest to people who wanted to dig deep straight into more music signs and terminology, key signatures and major and minor scales etcetera.
On the other hand I have people who have really struggled to be able to co-ordinate reading what they see on the sheet music and getting their fingers to play those notes on the piano.
So the one week I was planning to spend on module 1 of how to read music, is something I discovered I will need to spend extra time on this with additional resources to reinforce these foundational concepts. So to do this, I have decided to create a mini course out module 1 alone which will be an expanded version.
Then for the rest of the modules 2 - 6 I will formulate this into a standalone course on its own that will simply be called "Music Theory - Grade 1". This makes much more sense because by separating the courses, we can ensure that people who enrol in Music Theory Grade 1 have already met the pre-requisite of being able to read music, and therefore they will not get lost inside the course and will all be starting off from the same position.
Because I am in the process of re-jigging the whole course now to create two separate courses, it has taken longer than anticipated to load the lessons. In fact I will be taking the existing lessons down to upload the new versions of the lessons - but this should be sorted over the next few days.
This is the great thing about running a BETA course before launching the official one, is that you have the opportunity to do things like this, and re-jig things to take advantage of feedback to improve the student's experience.
For those who have been waiting around for me to get things sorted... please accept my apologies! I am very grateful to you for your patience, and we will be back and up running to schedule for sure within the next week.