Music 215

MUSC 214:215
Ear Training and Sight Singing III:IV

Catalog Entry

MUSC214:215. Ear Training and Sight Singing III:IV
Two Laboratory hours (1:1).

Prerequisite (MUSC214): Completion of MUSC 115 with a grade of "C" or better.

Prerequisite (MUSC215): Completion of MUSC 214 with a grade of "C" or better.

Continuation and development of skills acquired in MUSC 115.


Detailed Description of Content of Course

Continuation of first year techniques with further development and emphasis on 2-part dictation from 4-part harmonic progressions, 2-part melodic dictation, error detection in melody, rhythm and harmony, melodic recall, minor, chromatic and atonal melodic dictation, advanced chord progressions, and recognition of musical forms. Students will also work in the program Ear Training, Bruce Benward, available in the Keyboard Lab. Students will further develop their Sight Singing skills through the use of Solfege. Students will also use TAP to further their rhythmic skills.


Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Each lab session will include Sight Singing, both as a class and individually. Also included will be drills involving the material presented under B above.


Goals and Objectives of the Course

At the conclusion of the course, the student will have developed dependable and accurate aural skills in ear training and sight singing and will know how to use these skills for their career in music.


Assessment Measures

Graded work will include tests, both individual Sight Singing exams and aural in-class dictation, recognition and error detection exams, frequent daily grades, grades from the computer program Ear Training, tests using TAP, and a final exam.


Other Course Information

The Ear Training program will be used not only for graded assignments, but also as material available for aural drills free of being graded.


Approval and Subsequent Reviews

Revised February, 2009