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. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
MUSC116 (C or better) and by qualifying exam
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. 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 modal mixture and secondary dominants.

    3. Core Learning Goals

    4. This course is not in the Core.
  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 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.

      Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals

      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