MUSC115 Ear Training I

Department of The Arts: Music

I. Course Number and Title
MUSC115 Ear Training I
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
By qualifying exam or
MUSC111 Music Theory I
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
Ear Training I applies the aural skills of sight-singing, rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic dictation in diatonic relationships (including triads, chord progressions and cadences). This course, intended for music majors, must be taken in conjunction with MUSC111 Music Theory I.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will be able to:

    1. sight-sing melodies accurately and take musical dictation by applying compatible solfege methodologies; and
    2. sight-sing accurately and take musical dictation with regard to diatonic melodies, triads, chord progressions, and cadences.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. Vocally practice movable-do solfege system by demonstrating the abilities to sing:
      1. all major and minor scales (using appropriate minor solfege syllables), ascending and descending
      2. simple diatonic melodies using all major intervals
      3. tonic, dominant, and subdominant triads
    2. Conduct, vocalize, and notate simple meters, beat subdivision, anacrusis, and note values involving dots and ties
    3. Notate and identify all major and minor intervals (intervallic dictation)
    4. Notate diatonic melodies in all major keys (melodic dictation)
    5. Notate diatonic melodies in all simple meters (rhythmic dictation)
    6. Notate melodies, which outline basic chord progressions
    7. Notate and identify harmonic progressions, which employ cadential six-four chords and 1st inversion triads
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    Course-specific content will be assessed via homework assignments (workbook and instructor-generated), quizzes, and exams. A departmentally-generated final comprehensive examination will be administered to assess all subject matter components that are detailed in the Learning Goals for this course.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    A departmentally-selected textbook and workbook are required for this course. See course syllabus.

Review/Approval Date - 4/08; New Core 8/2015