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Administrative Unit: Humanities Department
Course Prefix and Number: MUSI 135
Course Title: Aural Skills I
Number of:
Credit Hours 1
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description:

Students pursue the development of musical independence, including sight singing, ear training, rhythmic reading, dictation, and part singing.  Prerequisites: Successful completion of Advanced Placement Music Theory in high school, satisfactory score on the Music Placement Test or a grade of C or higher in MUSI 102. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MUSI 102.

 
Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Advanced Placement Music Theory in high school, satisfactory score on the Music Placement Exam or a grade of C or higher in MUSI102.

Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in MUSI 134.

 
Course Rotation for Day Program:

Offered Fall.

 
Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Music for Sight Singing
By Ottman, Robert & Rogers, Nancy
Recommended
 
Course Objectives

•  To take melodic dictation in major and minor keys in treble and bass clefs including the diatonic scale and the tonic triad.

    To sight-sing appropriate melodies in major and minor keys in treble and bass clefs including the diatonic scale and the tonic triad.

    To take harmonic dictation including the tonic, subdominant, dominant, leading tone and supertonic triads.

    To sing vertical structures including the tonic, subdominant, dominant, leading tone and supertonic triads.

 
Measurable Learning
Outcomes:

 

    Use a variety of solfeggio and counting systems.

     Recall basic patterns of musical material in a variety of contexts.

     Analyze musicals scores.

    Develop inner hearing and musical memory.

    Recognize a variety of musical notational symbols.

    Distinguish the differences among a variety of meters and tonalities.

    Transfer heard sound into musical notation.

 
Topical Outline:

    Melody: Diatonic Intervals

    Rhythm: Division of the Beat

    Melody

   Stepwise Melodies, major keys

   Intervals from the Tonic Triad, major keys

   Rhythm: Simple Meters

    Melody:  Intervals from the Tonic Triad, major keys

   Rhythm: Compound Meters; The beat and its division into three parts

 

   Melody: Minor keys; intervals from the Tonic Triad

   Rhythm: Simple and Compound Meters

   Melody: Intervals from the Dominant (V) Triad; major and minor keys

 

   The C Clefs: Alto and Tenor Clefs

   Melody: Further use of diatonic intervals

 

   Melody: Intervals from the Dominant Seventh Chord (V7);

   Other Diatonic Intervals of the Seventh

 

 

Recommended maximum class size for this course: 20

 
Library Resources:

Online databases are available at http://www.ccis.edu/offices/library/index.asp. You may access them from off-campus using your CougarTrack login and password when prompted.

 
Prepared by: Nollie Moore Date: February 22, 2013
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course objectives and cover the subjects listed in the topical outline. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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