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. Number of Instructional 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. 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 qualities and inversions of triads and seventh chords, non-harmonic tones, and modulation to closely related keys.
  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 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