MUSC215 Ear Training III

Department of The Arts: Music

I. Course Number and Title
MUSC215 Ear Training III
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
MUSC116 (C or better) and by qualifying exam or
MUSC211 Music Theory III
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
Ear Training III applies sight-singing and dictation to chromatic tonal relationships (including modal mixture and secondary dominants). A continuation of Ear Training II and intended for music majors, MUSC215, must be taken in conjunction with MUSC211 Music Theory III.
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 melodies and harmonies involving modal mixture and secondary dominants.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. practice applications of movable-do solfege with respect to diatonic melodies and harmonies as a brief, intensive review
    2. define and apply principles of movable-do chromatic solfege with respect to inflected scale degrees, scalar variants in minor keys, modal mixture; perform related notation and aural identification tasks
    3. practice modulation via secondary dominants to closely-related keys, using movable-do chromatic solfege; related notation and aural identification tasks
    4. practice sight-singing and dictation in quintuple meters; related notation and aural identification tasks
  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