Aural and Sightsinging Lab

MUSL 300 – 200 – Spring, 2006


Class               T Th 11:00 – 11:50 AM, Room 201 , Kenan Auditorium


Course            A continuation of the skills of the sightsinging (solfeggio), eartraining

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

                        rudimentary keyboard skills begun in MUSL 111.


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 (MWF 10-12; T Th 12-2) in Room 2022 at Randall

                        Library; 962-7727; WHITEMJ@UNCW.EDU


Concepts        The students will study more complex quarter beat values, beat units divided into

                        triplets, subdivisions of the beat in compound meters, and mixed meters.  In their

                        singing and dictation exercises they will study melodies outlining the I, IV, V, and

                        vii (dim.) triads, nonharmonic tones, two phrase melodies, modulation to closely

                        related keys, and all intervals.  Harmonic dictation will include the study of the

                        function of all diatonic chords, some secondary dominants, and four part chorale

                        phrases.  Basic keyboard study will continue with major scales, all forms of minor

                        scales, chord symbols, and simple harmonizations. 



                        FOR DEVELOPING SIGHTSINGING AND EARTRAINING SKILLS.  A five            

                        point quiz will be given each class day.  Quizzes will not be made up.  You may

                        only miss two quizzes without penalty.  Regular tests will only be made up with

                        a valid excuse (i.e., illness, death in the family, etc.)


Grading          Tests will be given every other Thursday beginning on Jan. 26.  There will

                        be seven tests given to include one keyboard exam, one sightsinging exam, and

                        five combination dictation exams.  The final grade will be based on the total

                        number of points (seven tests plus quizzes) divided by the following percentages:

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



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