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COURSE NUMBER: MUSI 317
COURSE TITLE: Aural Skills 3
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 performance and recognition of compound intervals, melodies with modulation, chord progressions with secondary functions and complex rhythms.

Students with credit in MUSI 307 cannot receive credit in MUSI 317.

Prerequisites: MUSI 267
REQUIRED TEXTS:
  • Peterson, Eila. Basics of Musical Structure at the Keyboard. Edmonton: Audigraph Music, 2005.
  • Hall, Anne Carothers. Studying Rhythm. 3rd ed. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2005
  • Peterson, Eila. Anthology of Canons. Edmonton: Audigraph Music, 2012.
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Performance Tasks30%
Dictation30%
Final Exam (performance and dictation)40%
100%
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Students will continue to develop their reading, writing, improvisatory skills, and musical vocabulary in pitch, rhythm, and harmony
COURSE OUTLINE: 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 performance testing.

Performance Testing
Students are to arrange themselves into trios for group work and part-singing.
A list of "Tasks" for testing will be developed during class time. These Tasks will include material from the following categories:
Melody performance
Rhythm performance
Keyboard performance
Ensemble performance (trios & duets)
Polyphonic thinking skills
Memory

Each class will include some time for testing of performance tasks, and 2-3 times during the term, student will sign up for testing outside of class time in F203.

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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