Aural & Sight Singing Skills II

Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Course Code
MUSC 1204
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
Method Of Instruction
Typically Offered


Course Description
Students will continue to develop skills required in the hearing and sight singing of musical elements, melodies and rhythms.
Course Content
  1. Aural Recognition
    • rhythmic patterns in both simple and compound meters which include subdivided beats, uneven beat divisions, and syncopation
    • harmonic intervals up to a perfect octave
    • melodic intervals (speed recognition stressed)
    • simple 2-part dictation
    • diatonic melodies with larger leaps and leaps between members of the subdominant triad and dominant seventh chord
    • chord quality of triads and seventh chords
    • cadence types, phrase relationships, and basic period structures
    • simple harmonic progressions
    • melodic and rhythmic error detection and correction
  2. Sight Performance
    • melodies with larger leaps, leaps between members of the subdominant triad and dominant seventh chord, and more complex rhythms
    • more complex rhythmic exercises
  3. Musicianship Skills
    • increasing fluency with a relative pitch labelling system (e.g., movable-doh solfège or scale degree numbers)
    • increasing fluency with Kodály hand signs
    • singing drills and exercises with intervals and broken chord patterns
    • dictation and transcription exercises
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 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%
Total 100%
Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the successful student should be able to sing and hear melodic, harmonic and rhythmic elements of music.

Textbook Materials

The latest edition of a text such as: 

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



MUSC 1104                                



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Institution Transfer Details for MUSC 1204
Athabasca University (AU) AU MUSI 1XX (3)
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU MUS 1XX (3)
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU MUSI 1201 (2)
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU CA 1XX (3)
Simon Fraser University (SFU) DOUG MUSC 1101 (3) & DOUG MUSC 1104 (3) & DOUG MUSC 1204 (3) = SFU CA 104 (3) & SFU CA 1XX (6)
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU MUSI 2XXX (3)
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU MUSC 1XXX (3)
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU MUSI 1XX (3)
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) No credit
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) DOUG MUSC 1201 (3) & DOUG MUSC 1204 (3) = UBCV MUSC 104 (3)
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

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