Ear Training 4

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Course Description: 
Continuation of ear training. Basic intervals within the octave as well as sight singing within the octave, major and minor scales. Review of concepts presented in first-year ear training. Inclusion of more difficult intervals and rhythms in melodic dictation. Harmonic dictation includes all diatonic chords and inversions, advanced rhythmic dictation. 2 lecture hours. Satisfies specified elective requirement for the AA degree.
Course Prerequisites: 
Recommended Preparation: Concurrent enrollment in MUSIC 231. Prerequisite: MUSC& 123.
Course Outcomes: 

The goals of this course are to improve students’ performance in the following areas:

  • Comprehend elementary note reading, rhythm reading, keyboard identification, interval identification, chord building, scale building, cadence identification, and conventional part-writing procedures for tonic, dominant and subdominant triads.
  • Analyze and synthesize the above-mentioned elements of music.
  • Think critically about the elements of music.
  • Work with other classmates to solve harmonizing and voicing problems.
  • Think critically about analytical issues in music and about one’s own responses.
  • Develop essays from critical and analytical responses to the text and to class discussions as well as outside research.
  • Analyze and synthesize ideas from listening to live performances. Develop critical and analytical responses to those performances.