Aural & Sight Singing Skills I

Curriculum Guideline

Effective Date:
Course
Discontinued
No
Course Code
MUSC 1104
Descriptive
Aural & Sight Singing Skills I
Department
Music
Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Credits
3.00
Start Date
End Term
201420
PLAR
Yes
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
25
Contact Hours
3 hours per week
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Methods Of Instruction

Presentation of concepts, demonstration of learning strategies and modelling of skills by the instructor, integrated with drills and practice exercises performed by the whole class, small groups and individuals.

Course Description
Students will learn skills required in the hearing and sight singing of rudimentary elements in music, simple diatonic melodies and rhythms.
Offered: Fall
Course Content
  1. Aural Recognition
    • pulse and meter
    • anacrusic and crusic phrases
    • basic rhythmic patterns
    • ascending and descending intervals up to a perfect octave
    • scale degrees within a major or minor key
    • simple diatonic melodies both with and without rhythm
    • rhythmic and melodic error detection 
  2. Sight Performance
    • simple diatonic melodies in major and minor keys
    • basic rhythmic exercises
  3. Musicianship Skills
    • basics of vocal production and singing
    • use of a relative pitch labeling system (e.g., movable-doh solfège or scale degree numbers)
    • use of Kodály hand signs
    • use of basic conducting patterns
    • singing drills for intervals and broken triads
    • dictation and transcription exercises using protonotation and standard musical notation
Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the successful student should be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of and skills in the ability to sing and hear melodic, harmonic and rhythmic elements of music.

Means of Assessment
Regular quizzes (minimum one per week) 60%
Individual sight singing mid-term test 7.5%
In-class ear training mid-term test 7.5%
Individual sight singing final test 12.5%
In-class ear training final test 12.5%
  100%

 

Textbook Materials

Example:

  • Krueger, Carol. Progressive Sight Singing. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.

 

Corequisites
Which Prerequisite