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College Catalog 2022-2023
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MUSC 1160 - Ear Training 1

Credit Hours: 2.00


Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: MUSC 1060 

Melodic dictation in one key, harmonic progressions involving principal triads, rhythmic dictation. Sight‑singing diatonic exercises.

Billable Contact Hours: 2

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to sight sing exercise from diatonic major and minor scales using solfeggio syllables.

Objectives:

  1. Sight‐sing melodic exercises drawn from major and minor patterns with the correct rhythm.
  2. Sight‐sing exercises derived from melodies based on the ‘broken’ chords of the tonic and dominant.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to perform rhythmic exercises by counting and clapping.

Objectives:

  1. Count aloud and clap rhythms from the printed music involving simple meters at moderate tempo.
  2. Count aloud and clap rhythms from the printed music involving compound meters at moderate tempo.
  3. Transcribe rhythms in the proper meter when played from the piano or clapped using simple and compound time and employing no more than eight notes.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to name and notate melodies when played from the piano.

Objectives:

  1. Transcribe on staff paper simple diatonic melodies played as dictation from the piano.
  2. Transcribe rhythms in the proper meter when played from the piano or clapped using simple and compound time and employing no more than eight notes.

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:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE

  1. Sight‐singing
    1. Stepwise movement plus intervals in the tonic; simple meters
    2. Stepwise movement plus intervals of the tonic; use of major keys, treble and bass clef, dotted notes etc./compound time
    3. Intervals in the V triad; intervals of the third, fourth, and sixth
    4. Intervals of the V and V7 chords; compound time
    5. The C clefs, alto and tenor
    6. Intervals in the IV triad; simple time
  2. Melodic dictation
    1. Conjunct melodic lines
    2. Melodies in minor
    3. Melodies based on the tonic with some disjunct lines
    4. Chordal skips
    5. Cut time, 3/8 time
    6. Embellishing tones, non harmonic tones
  3. Harmonic Dictation
    1. Identifying intervals
    2. Identifying major, minor, diminished, and augmented triads
    3. Identifying the tonic, sub‐dominant, and dominant triads
    4. Isolating soprano, alto, tenor, and bass from the given triads

Primary Faculty
Moses, Todd
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Ternullo, Annette
Dean
Pritchett, Marie



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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