MUSC216 Ear Training IV
The Arts Department: Music
- I. Course Number and Title
- MUSC216 Ear Training IV
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- MUSC215 (C or better) or by Departmental placement exam
- MUSC212 Music Theory IV
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- 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
Course Learning Goals
- sight-sing melodies accurately and take musical dictation by applying compatible solfege methodologies; and
- 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).
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- practice applications of secondary dominants and modulation to closely-related keys, using movable-do chromatic solfege as a brief, intensive review
- practice sight-singing and dictation involving chromaticism that employs augmented sixth chords and modulation to remotely-related keys; related notation and aural identification tasks
- practice sight-singing and dictation involving irregular and changing meters; related notation and aural identification tasks
- practice sight-singing and dictation involving diatonic modes (Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian and Locrian); related notation and aural identification tasks
- practice sight-singing and dictation involving non-diatonic scaler constructs (pentatonic, octatonic, and whole tone)
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsCourse-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.
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