MUSC 1170 - Ear Training 2
Credit Hours: 2.00
Prerequisites: MUSC 1160
Corequisites: MUSC 1070
Melodic dictation involving chromatics, harmonic dictation involving all diatonic triads and seventh chords, and rhythmic dictation. Sight‑singing diatonic and chromatic exercises.
Billable Contact Hours: 2
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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to name, define, and transcribe dictated melodic exercises both melodic and rhythmic components.
Objectives: Name, define, and transcribe melodic dictation exercises with:
- Consideration of scale and triad shapes.
- Consideration of the dominant triad and dominant seventh chord.
- Dotted rhythms and sixteenth notes.
- Consideration of the subdominant triad and the supertonic triad.
Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to name, define, and transcribe dictated harmonic progressions expressing soprano pitches, bass pitches, and figured bass symbols.
Objectives: Name, define, and transcribe dictated harmonic progressions using the:
- Primary triads
- Supertonic and leading tone triads.
- Dominant seventh and supertonic seventh chords.
- Submediant and mediant triads.
Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to name, define, and identify rhythm and meter.
Objectives: Name, define, and identify:
- Simple time; the beat and its division into two parts.
- Compound time; the beat and its division into three parts.
- Subdivision of the beat; the simple beat into four parts.
- Subdivision of the beat; the compound beat into six parts.
Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to sight‐sing melodic exercises using solfeggio syllables.
Objectives: Sight‐sing melodic exercises using:
- Intervals from diatonic scales.
- Intervals from the dominant seventh chord.
- Chromatic notes of the secondary dominant.
- Chromatic notes in elementary modulations.
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
- Melodic Dictation
- Scales and shapes
- Dominant triad and dominant seventh chord
- Dotted rhythms and dotted sixteenth notes
- Subdominant triad and supertonic triad
- Harmonic Dictation
- Primary Triads
- Supertonic and leading tone triads
- Dominant seventh and supertonic seventh chords
- Submediant and mediant triads
- Rhythm and Meter
- Simple time
- Compound time
- Subdivision in simple time
- Subdivision in compound time
- Intervals from the diatonic scale
- Intervals from the dominant seventh chord
- Chromatic notes from the secondary triad
- Chromatic notes in elementary modulations
Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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