MUSC116 Ear Training II

Department of The Arts: Music

I. Course Number and Title
MUSC116 Ear Training II
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
MUSC115 (C or better ) and by qualifying exam
MUSC112 Music Theory II
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
MUSC116 applies sight-singing and dictation to diatonic relationships (including qualities and inversions of triads and seventh chords, non-harmonic tones and modulation to closely related keys). A continuation of Ear Training I and intended for music majors, MUSC116 must be taken in conjunction with MUSC112 Music Theory II.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Course Learning Goals

    2. 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 melodies and harmonies involving qualities and inversions of triads and seventh chords, non-harmonic tones, and modulation to closely related keys.

    3. Core Learning Goals

    4. This course is not in the Core.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. Vocally practice movable-do solfege system by demonstrating the abilities to sing:
      1. in minor mode with appropriate minor solfege syllables
      2. simple diatonic melodies using some minor intervals
      3. supertonic, mediant, and submediant triads
      4. simple diatonic melodies outlining 7th chords
    2. Conduct, vocalize, and notate compound meters, triplets, duplets, and syncopation.
    3. Notate diatonic melodies in all minor keys (melodic dictation).
    4. Notate diatonic melodies in compound meters (melodic dictation).
    5. Notate melodies, which outline ii, vi, iii, and 7th chords (melodic dictation).
    6. Notate and identify simple harmonic progressions in minor (harmonic dictation).
    7. Notate all diatonic triads, their qualities, and inversions (harmonic dictation).
    8. Identify non-dominant 7th chords.
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

    1. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals
    2. 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.

    3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals

    4. This course is not in the Core.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    A departmentally selected textbook and workbook are required for this course. (See course format.)
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Teaching methods employed may include, but are not limited to, specific topics, projects, assignments, approaches, time frames, A-V, etc.

In-class drill/practice tasks
Computer-based drill
In-class aural, written, and singing activities
Demonstration and live performance in class
Homework assignments (workbook and instructor-generated)
Guided critical listening and aural analysis
Quizzes and exams

Review/Approval Date - 4/08