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MUSC 2624

This is an archive of the Common Course Outlines prior to fall 2011. The current Common Course Outlines can be found at http://www.gpc.edu/programs/Common-Course-Outlines.
Credit Hours 1
Course Title Ear Training IV
Prerequisite(s) MUSC 2623 with a "C" or better
Corequisite(s) MUSC 2614
Catalog Description
(MUSA 2624 Independent Study)
This course is a continuation of MUSC 2623. Through the use of CAI and programmed audio tapes, it continues to develop aural skill in sight singing (scale degree numbers-movable DO), with the introduction of four-part dictation with writing only soprano and bass lines, four-part dictation (all voices), and advanced error detection in melodic and harmonic examples. Sight singing and dictation also include some contemporary techniques elements such as whole tone scales, atonal melodies and complex rhythms.

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 after hearing the element:
1. Advanced melodic dictation including intricate rhythms and modulations
2. Harmonic progression dictation including triads and seventh chords in root position and all inversions
3. Harmonic progression dictation including altered chords in root position and first inversion
4. Dictation of four-part examples to write only Soprano and Bass
5. Advanced dictation of four-part examples to write all voices
6. Advanced error detection [melodic and harmonic]
7. Advanced rhythmic patterns including grouplets, mixed and irregular meter and intricate subdivisions
8. Advanced sight singing of tonal melodies with chromatic alterations and modulations
9. Advanced sight singing of melodies with contemporary elements [whole tone scales, atonal melodies, complex rhythms]

General Education Outcomes
A student who completed Ear Training IV will be able to:
1.    Aurally discriminate, identify and notate:
§ Advanced rhythmic patterns including complex meters and intricate subdivisions
§ Advanced melodies including intricate rhythms and modulations
§ Harmonic progressions including triads and seventh chords in all chord positions
§ Harmonic progressions including altered chords in root position and first inversion
§ Dictation of two to four part examples.

2.    Perform:

§ Advanced rhythm patterns in complex meters including intricate subdivisions and grouplets
§ Sight sing major and minor melodies with chromatic alterations and modulations
§ Sight sing melodies with contemporary elements [whole tone scales, atonal melodies, complex rhythms]
§ Sing major, all forms of minor, chromatic, dorian, phrygian, lydian and mixolydian scales
§ Selected arpeggio chord progression patterns.
3.    Recognize, identify and correct errors in item examples of all ear training content areas

Course Content
1. Advanced melodic dictation including intricate rhythms and modulations
2. Harmonic progression dictation including triads and seventh chords in root position and all inversions
3. Harmonic progression dictation including altered chords in root position and first inversion
4. Dictation of four part examples to write only Soprano and Bass
5. Advanced dictation of four part examples to write all voices
6. Advanced error detection [melodic and harmonic]
7. Advanced rhythmic patterns including grouplets, mixed irregular meters and intricate subdivisions
8. Advanced sight singing of tonal melodies with chromatic alterations and modulations
9. Advanced sight singing of melodies with contemporary elements [whole tone scales, atonal melodies, complex rhythms]

Assessment of Outcome Objectives
1.    COURSE GRADE
o Quizzes
o Completion of written assignments
o Completion of CAI components
o Class Participation
o Final Exam

2.    DEPARTMENTAL ASSESSMENT

Successful performance on the "Junior Entrance Level" theory test will reflect overall knowledge and understanding attained for the entire Music Theory/Ear Training course sequence.
USE OF ASSESSMENT FINDINGS
Evaluation of test results:
o Reveals content areas that need revision, addition to, or deletion from the four semester sequence
o Identifies content areas that are problematic in regard to student comprehension and retention
o Encourages communication with senior institutions regarding content areas and levels of difficulty expected for admission.

Last Revised: Aug. 10, 2011
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