||Advanced Aural Skills
||Dr. Eila Peterson
AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION:
||credits 1.5(hrs lect 0 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 3)
||Topics include performance and recognition of modal,
chromatic, octatonic, whole-tone and non-tonal melodies, non-tonal
sonorities, metrical modulation, advanced beat groupings and the 5:4
and 5:3 cross-rhythms.
Students with credit in MUSI 407 cannot receive credit in MUSI 417.
Prerequisites: MUSI 367
- 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.
DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
||Objectives: Students will develop musical thinking in areas outside
of normal tonality. This involves gaining more flexibility with
shifting tonic solfa, rhythm syllables, memory training and polyphonic
thinking. Rhythmic literacy, coordination, and dictation will include
the vocabulary beyond Chapter 25 in Studying Rhythm, as well as an
introduction to swing rhythms.
essential skills of the musician are listening and performing
accurately. These skills are expanded, strengthened and demonstrated in
this lab through:
- Singing alone and in ensemble using tonic solfa, letter names, and numbers
- Sight-singing from hand signs, stem-and-solfa notation, and standard notation
- Rhythmic performance, while tapping or conducting or singing
- Keyboard skills including Sing-and-Play excerpts, diatonic chord progressions and score reading.
- Notating 1-, 2- and 3-part melodic material, rhythms and chord progressions.
467 is a performance-oriented course and daily practice, including trio
& duet rehearsal, outside the classroom is necessary to achieve the
- Attendance is crucial to your success in this class as no supplemental dictations are offered
- Necessary items at each class are manuscript paper, metronome, pencil and eraser.
- Headphones (or earbuds) are required for dictation testing in the computer lab
time will be used to introduce new concepts, skills, and tasks,
practise group activities and dictation, and complete dictations for
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:
class will include some time for testing of tasks, and times may also
be scheduled for testing outside of class time in F202. Selected tasks
may be completed by submitting a recording. Each trio will also be
scheduled for a final exam during the exam period in April.
- Melody perfornance
- Rhythm performance
- Keyboard performance
- Ensemble performance (trios & duets)
- Polyphonic thinking skills
dictations may be given in class and collected for grading at any time.
Dictations MUST be completed on music manuscript paper, in pencil, or
they will not be accepted.
- The total number of dictations
completed for grading will be averaged and the grade will comprise 30%
of the total for the course.
- Formal dictation testing will also
occur in the computer lab (N203) using headphones. Transcription of
musical examples played on the computer, is to be handed in on
manuscript paper. The final dictation exam will take place in the lab
according to the official university exam schedule.
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.