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.
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. 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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