Aural & Sight Singing Skills II

Curriculum Guideline

Effective Date:
Course Code
MUSC 1204
Aural & Sight Singing Skills II
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Start Date
End Term
Not Specified
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
Contact Hours
3 hours per week
Method Of Instruction
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 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
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.

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%
Textbook Materials

The latest edition of a text such as: 

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


MUSC 1104