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MUSC 1621

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Credit Hours   1   
Course Title   Ear Training I   
Prerequisite(s)    MUSC 1708 or successful test performance on Music Theory Placement Examination    
Corequisite(s)   MUSC 1611    
Catalog Description   
Through the use of CAI and programmed audio tapes, this course develops aural skills in sight singing (scale degree numbers-movable DO), dictation, and error detection. Topics covered include major and minor scales, major and minor triads, melodic and harmonic intervals, simple rhythmic patterns, single line melodic dictation, and dictation of root position major triads.

Expected Educational Results   
As a result of completing this course, the student will be able to reproduce the music elements listed below by singing and by writing on manuscript paper:
1. Major and Minor scales
2. Major and Minor triads
3. All Melodic and Harmonic Intervals
4. Simple and Intermediate Rhythmic Patterns
5. Single Line Melodic Dictation
6. Single Line Sight-Singing
7. Dictation of Root Position Major and Minor Triads and Selected Seventh Chords
General Education Outcomes   
A student who completes Ear Training I will be able to
1. Aurally discriminate, identify and notate:
  Melodic and Harmonic Intervals [Unison up to Perfect Fifth]
  Simple to Intermediate rhythmic patterns
  Simple to Intermediate Melodies
2. Perform:
· Simple to Intermediate rhythmic patterns
· Sight-sing melodies in any Major key
· Major and all Minor forms of scales and arpeggios
· Selected arpeggio chord progressions
3. Recognize, identify and correct errors in item examples of all ear training content areas.
Course Content   
1. Major and Minor Scales
2. Major and Minor Triads
3. Melodic and Harmonic Intervals [Unison up to Perfect Fifth]
4. Simple Rhythmic Patterns
5. Intermediate Rhythmic Patterns
6. Single Line Melodic Dictation
7. Single Line Sight-singing
8. Dictation of Root Position Major and Minor Triads and selected Seventh Chords

Assessment of Outcome Objectives   
· Quizzes
· Completion of Written Assignments
· Completion of CAI units
· Class participation
  Successful performance in the next course of the four semester sequence is reflected in the skills attained in MUSC 1621.
  In the last course of the sequence a "Junior Entrance Level" theory test is given to assess overall knowledge and understanding attained from the entire Music Theory sequence.
Evaluation of test results reveals:
· content areas that need revision, addition, or deletion from the four semester sequence
· content areas that are problematic in regard to student comprehension and retention evaluation and communication with senior institutions identifies content areas and levels of difficulty expected for admission to senior institutions
Last Revised: Aug. 10, 2011
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