Basic Aural & Sight Singing Skills II

Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Course Code
MUSC 1203
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
Method Of Instruction
Typically Offered


Course Description
Students will continue to develop aural skills, sight singing skills and rhythmic training.
Course Content

  1. Ear Training
    • Identification of melodic and harmonic intervals up to the P8
    • Identification of triads in 1st and 2nd inversions
    • Identification of chords in four-part style in open spacing
    • Rapid identification of notes in major and minor scales
    • Identification of seventh chords in root position
    • Identification of simple harmonic progressions in major and minor modes
    • Rhythmic dictation
    • Melodic dictation
    • Identification of cadence types, phrase relationships, and basic period structures
  2. Sight Singing
    • Singing of ascending and descending intervals
    • Singing of notes of triads in 1st and 2nd inversions
    • Singing of tonal melodies including intervals of 6ths and 7ths.
  3. Rhythmic training
    • Continuing work in analysis of rhythms
    • Singing and tapping of rhythmic patterns
    • Continuing use of conducting patterns
  4. Musicianship skills
    • Increasing fluency with a relative pitch labelling system (e.g., movable-doh solfège or scale degree numbers)
    • Increasing fluency with Kodàly hand signs
    • Melodic and rhythmic error detection and correction

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.

Means of Assessment
Regular quizzes (minimum of one per week) 60%
Individual sight singing mid-term test 10%
In-class ear training mid-term test 10%
Individual sight singing final test 10%
In-class ear training final test 10%
Total 100%







Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the successful student should be able to demonstrate further development in aural and sight singing skills.

Textbook Materials


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


Course Guidelines

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Course Transfers

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Institution Transfer Details for MUSC 1203
Athabasca University (AU) AU MUSI 1XX (3)
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU MUS 212 (1.5) & CAPU MUS 213 (1.5)
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU MUSI 1201 (2)
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU CA 1XX (3)
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU MUSI 2XXX (3)
Trinity Western University (TWU) No credit
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) No credit
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) No credit
University of Northern BC (UNBC) No credit
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV GE 1XX (3)
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC MUS 1XX (1.5)
Vancouver Island University (VIU) Individual Audition Required

Course Offerings

Summer 2022

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.