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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MUS 2201 - Music Ear-Training III

Credits: 1

This course is a continuation of MUS 1202 . Ear Training III is considered to be the aural lab component of MUS 2103 , therefore this course must be taken concurrently with MUS 2103 . This course explores more advanced materials using solfege (moveable “do” and modified “do” in major and minor keys) and Curwen hand signs. Solfege singing is honed and students will be expected to demonstrate strong sight-singing of diatonic harmony. In addition to reinforcing previous material, this course introduces the whole tone scale, complex rhythmic exercises (subdivision of simple and compound meters), atonal melodies, modes and their transpositions, “C” clefs, Bach Chorales, and more complex harmonic progressions which include secondary dominants, leading tone chords, the Neapolitan chord and augmented sixth chords in major and minor keys. Individual and ensemble singing up to 5 parts are required in this course, as well as ‘Sing and Play” and Dictation exercises. Melodies for singing and dictation gradually incorporate chromatic alterations, and Chorale in four-parts need to include Roman numerals and the soprano and bass parts notated.

Prerequisite: MUS 1102  with a “C” or higher, or by permission of the instructor.
Corequisite: MUS 2103  must be taken concurrently. This corequisite can only be overridden by permission of the instructor upon the successful completion of a placement test.
Elective Code(s): ARTS, LART
Previous MUS* 260, MUS* 263