MUSC216 Ear Training IV

Department of The Arts: Music

I. Course Number and Title
MUSC216 Ear Training IV
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
2250
IV. Prerequisites
MUSC215 (C or better) or by Departmental placement exam
Corequisites
MUSC212 Music Theory IV
V. Other Pertinent Information
None
VI. Catalog Course Description
Ear Training IV applies sight-singing and dictation to chromatic tonal relationships (including secondary dominants, modal mixture, Neapolitan and augmented sixth chords), modes, and non-diatonic scales (pentatonic, octatonic, and whole tone).
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    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 secondary dominants, modal mixture, Neapolitan, augmented sixth chords, modes, and non-diatonic scales (pentatonic, octatonic, and whole tone).
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. practice applications of secondary dominants and modulation to closely-related keys, using movable-do chromatic solfege as a brief, intensive review
    2. practice sight-singing and dictation involving chromaticism that employs augmented sixth chords and modulation to remotely-related keys; related notation and aural identification tasks
    3. practice sight-singing and dictation involving irregular and changing meters; related notation and aural identification tasks
    4. practice sight-singing and dictation involving diatonic modes (Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian and Locrian); related notation and aural identification tasks
    5. practice sight-singing and dictation involving non-diatonic scaler constructs (pentatonic, octatonic, and whole tone)
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    Course-specific content will be assessed via homework assignments, and sight-singing and dictation 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; Revised 3/2010; New Core 8/2015