Ear Training & Sight Singing I

Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department
Music
Course Code
MUSC 1115
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
20
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Typically Offered
To be determined
Campus
New Westminster

Overview

Course Description
This course develops aural and sight singing skills with a focus on the basic melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic elements of diatonic tonal music.
Course Content
  1. Aural Recognition
    • Melodic intervals within an octave, ascending and descending.
    • Harmonic intervals and simple two-part textures.
    • Triads in root position, first and second inversions.
    • Simple diatonic melodies in major and minor modes.
    • Bass factor, quality, and position of primary triads in major and minor progressions.
    • Meter, mode, cadence types.
    • Basic rhythmic patterns in both simple and compound meters.
    • Error detection and correction exercises.
  2. Sight Performance
    • Diatonic melodies with simple rhythms.
    • Simple rhythmic exercises.
  3. Musicianship Skills Performance
  • Intervals, triads and broken chord progressions.
  • Use of a relative pitch labelling system (movable-doh solfège or scale degree numbers).
  • Use of Kodály hand signs and basic conducting patterns.
Methods Of Instruction

Presentation of concepts, demonstration of learning strategies and modelling of skills by the instructor, integrated with drills and practice exercises by the students.  Skill reinforcement through assigned use of auxiliary online and/or computer resources.

Means of Assessment
Sight singing Tests (minimum 4) 40%
Melodic, Rhythmic and Harmonic Dictation Tests (minimum 4) 50%
Weekly homework assignments 10%
Total  100%

N.B.: This course includes final testing worth more than 10% during the last 14 days of classes. A standing variance to the Evaluation Policy was granted by Education Council on Mar. 21, 2011.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course the successful student will be able to demonstrate satisfactory skill and musicianship in aural recognition and sight performance of tonal melodies, harmonies, and rhythms as outlined in Course Content.

Textbook Materials

The latest editions of required texts such as the following:

  1. Ear Training Textbook
  • Horvit, Michael, Timothy Koozin and Robert Nelson. Music for Ear Training: CD-ROM and Workbook. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning.
    OR
  • Karpinski, Gary S. Manual for Ear Training and Sight Singing. New York: W. W. Norton.
    Plus accompanying CD-ROM.
  • Sight Singing Textbook
    • Berkowitz, Sol, Gabriel Fontrier, Leo Kraft, Perry Goldstein and Edward Smaldone. A New Approach to Sight Singing. New York: W. W. Norton.

    Requisites

    Prerequisites

    Meets or exceeds entrance criteria during the aural skills assessment                            

    Corequisites

    Equivalencies

    Requisite for

    Course Guidelines

    Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

    Course Transfers

    Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
    Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU MUS 112 (1.5) 2017/09/01 to -
    Coast Mountain College (CMTN) No credit 2017/09/01 to -
    College of the Rockies (COTR) No credit 2017/09/01 to -
    Coquitlam College (COQU) No credit 2017/09/01 to -
    Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU MUSI 1151 (2) 2017/09/01 to -
    Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU GE 1XX (3) 2017/09/01 to -
    University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) No credit 2017/09/01 to -
    University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV MUSC 105 (1) 2017/09/01 to -
    University of Northern BC (UNBC) No credit 2017/09/01 to -
    University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC MUS 170A (0.5) partial credit 2018/09/01 to -
    University of Victoria (UVIC) MUS 170A (0.5) 2017/09/01 to 2018/05/31
    University of Victoria (UVIC) DOUG MUSC 1115 (3) & DOUG MUSC 1162 (1.5) = UVIC MUS 170A (1) 2017/09/01 to -
    University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC MUS 170A (0.5) 2017/09/01 to 2018/04/30
    University of Victoria (UVIC) MUS 170A (0.5) partial credit 2018/09/01 to -
    Vancouver Community College (VCC) VCC MUSC 1301 (3) 2019/05/01 to -
    Vancouver Island University (VIU) Individual audition required 2017/09/01 to -

    Course Offerings

    Winter 2021

    CRN
    Days
    Dates
    Start Date
    End Date
    Instructor
    Status
    Location
    16695
    Tue Thu Fri
    04-Jan-2021
    - 12-Apr-2021
    04-Jan-2021
    12-Apr-2021
    Ollen
    Joy
    Open
    New Westminster
    Max
    Enrolled
    Remaining
    Waitlist
    20
    0
    20
    0
    Days
    Building
    Room
    Time
    Tue Thu Fri
    New Westminster - South Bldg.
    S1812
    10:30 - 11:20
    CRN
    Days
    Dates
    Start Date
    End Date
    Instructor
    Status
    Location
    16696
    Fri Tue Thu
    04-Jan-2021
    - 12-Apr-2021
    04-Jan-2021
    12-Apr-2021
    Ollen
    Joy
    Open
    New Westminster
    Max
    Enrolled
    Remaining
    Waitlist
    20
    0
    20
    0
    Days
    Building
    Room
    Time
    Fri
    New Westminster - South Bldg.
    S1812
    10:30 - 11:20
    Tue Thu
    New Westminster - South Bldg.
    S1812
    11:30 - 12:20