Aural and Sightsinging Lab

MUSL 111 – 200 – Fall, 2005

 

Class                      T Th 9:30 – 10:20 AM, Room 201 , Kenan Auditorium

 

Course                  An introduction to the skills of sightsinging (using solfeggio), eartraining

Description      (intervals, melodic dictation, rhythmic dictation, harmonic dictation) and

                                    rudimentary keyboard skills.

 

Textbook            Introduction to Sightsinging and Ear Training, 2nd ed., by Bruce Benward.

 

Instructor          Dr. Mary Jo White, Assistant Professor in the Music Department

 

Office                    Office hours by appointment.  See me after class or in Room 2022 at Randall

                                    Library; 962-7727; WHITEMJ@UNCW.EDU

 

Concepts            Rhythmically,  the students will study whole and half beat values,

                                    simple and compound meters, and duple and triple subdivisions of the beat.

In their singing and dictation exercises, they will study scalewise melodies in major and minor, arpeggiations of the I and V chords, and intervallic distances from minor second to perfect fifth. Harmonic dictation of the I, IV and V chords and their inversions will also be studied.  The formation and fingering of major and harmonic minor scales and the I, IV, and V chords at the piano (for simple

                                    chordal accompaniments) will be introduced.

 

Attendance       REGULAR ATTENDANCE AND PRACTICE ARE ESSENTIAL               

                                    FOR DEVELOPING SIGHTSINGING AND EARTRAINING SKILLS.  A five

point quiz will be given each class day.  Quizzes will not be made up. Regular tests will only be made up with a valid excuse (i.e., illness, death in the family)

 

Grading              Tests will be given every other Thursday beginning on Sept. 1.  There will

                                    be seven tests given to include two sightsinging exams, and five combination

                                    dictation exams.  The final grade will be based on the total number of points

                                    (seven tests plus quiz total) divided by the following percentages:

                                    90-100=A, 80-89=B, 70-79=C, 60-69=D, Below 60=F.

 

 

 

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