|COURSE NUMBER:||MUSI 217|
|COURSE TITLE:||Aural Skills I|
|NAME OF INSTRUCTOR:||Dr. Eila Peterson|
|CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION:||credits 1.5(hrs lect 0 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 3)|
|COURSE DESCRIPTION:||Topics include an introduction to the tonic sol-fa system
sight-singing system, performance and recognition of ascending
and descending diatonic intervals, diatonic melodies, root
position chord progressions and rhythms in simple and compound
Students with credit in MUSI 207 cannot receive credit in MUSI 217.
Prerequisites: MUSI 200 or equivalent theoretical rudiments
|MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:||
|COURSE OBJECTIVES:||Objectives: Students will develop musical thinking in relation to standard notation for melody, harmony,|
and rhythm. This involves gaining fluency with tonic solfa, rhythm syllables, memory training and
polyphonic thinking. Rhythmic literacy and coordination will include the vocabulary from Chapters 1-6
in Studying Rhythm. Musical thinking at the Keyboard will include material from Unit 1 in Basics of
Musical Structure at the Keyboard.
Course Conduct: The class is conducted in a lab format, with skill development based on group
activities including singing clapping, movement, listening and taking musical dictation.
The essential skills of the musician are listening and performing accurately. These skills are
expanded and strengthened in this lab through:
Class time will be used
to introduce new concepts, skills, and tasks, practise group activities
and dictation, and complete dictations for grading, as well as
Students are to arrange themselves into duos & trios for group work and part-singing. Trios will remain intact for the term, and membership in these trios should be decided by January 18.
A list of “Tasks” for testing will be developed during class time. These Tasks will include material from the following categories:
Each trio will also be scheduled for a final exam during the exam period in April.
Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.
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