In this course, students will develop skills in aural perception, learning to visualize, sing, and write music from melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic exercises. Students will learn to identify key signatures, intervals, 7th chords, triads, key relationships, common cadences and phrase structures, larger forms, tempo markings, and more. Classwork will include singing melodies with solfege (prepared and at sight); performing rhythms, eventually incorporating syncopation, cross-rhythms, small subdivisions, and changing meters; taking melodic and harmonic dictation; Roman Numeral analysis of chord progressions; writing short compositions; transcription and analysis of recorded music. Our main focus will be tonal music, including diatonic and chromatic melody. We will also study modulation as we progress.Prerequisites: Student must read music notation and have previously taken a beginner’s music theory course or have equivalent knowledge.
Course Level: 4000-level
M/W 10:30AM-11:30AM, Th 10:30AM-12:20PM (1st seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: One time only
Categories: All courses , Theory , Updates
Tags: singing , Rhythm , Ear Training , harmony , music theory , aural skills , aural theory , tonal music