Course Description: Development of basic ear training skills through performance and recognition activities. Study of melodies, intervals and exercises in various major-minor keys. Study of basic rhythmic patterns and introduction to common harmonic progressions. Study of basic conducting patterns and common music notation. Study of melodies and chord progressions that demonstrate the following modes; lydian, mixolydian, dorian, phrygian along with melodic and harmonic minor. Mixed modality is also explored later in the course. Rhythm studies will be similarly presented through rhythmic core motives. Advanced development of ear training skills through performance and recognition activities. Selected chromatic syllables are presented through core melodic motives, forming the basis of melodic reading, melodic dictation, and the study and recognition of common harmonic models.
Course Objective: Ear Training is forming a basic grounding in ear training. Upon successful completion of this course, you will have begun to develop such musical skills as reading rhythms, vocal production of tonal materials conducting and taking dictation. You will practice inner hearing, musical memory and polyphonic awareness exercises and you will have established a solid background in the foundations of musicianship and will be confident and prepared for various musical endeavors