MUS2626 AURAL SKILLS II
2 Credit Hours
This course is open to students on the college level in either the freshman or sophomore year.
MUS 2626 - Aural Skills II (2 hrs.)
A course designed to develop aural skills through melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic dictation and singing melodic material at sight. This course is required of music majors and taken concurrently with MUS2621 Music Theory II.
MUS2625 Aural Skills I.
This course is a continuation of MUS2625 Aural Skills I and is offered as a means of further developing aural skills through melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic dictation and singing melodic material at sight.
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to listen intelligently to melodic illustrating basic concepts and provide an accurate analysis of them. The student will also sing unfamiliar melodies at sight and develop “aural imagery” to hear it in his mind.
Units Outcomes and Criterion Based Evaluation Key for Core Content:
The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other material as time allows.
UNIT 1: MELODIC RELATIONSHIP IN MUSIC
Outcomes: Student will develop listening skills to identify melodic relationships in music.
- Notate melodies outlining the I, IV, and V triads.
- Notate melodies using intervals of a 7th.
- Identify aurally three scale degrees when played.
- Identify aurally the intervals M6, m6, tritone, M7, m7.
- Identify these melodic figures: sequence, false sequence and rhythmic repetition.
UNIT 2: HARMONIC RELATIONSHIPS IN MUSIC
Outcomes: Student will develop listening skills to identify harmonic relationships in music.
- Identify aurally the I, ii, IV, V and Vi triads and inversions.
- Identify nonharmonic tones in a two and four voice setting. Additional tones introduced include: appoggiatura, pedal point, retardation and changing tone.
- Identify aurally major, minor, augmented, and diminished triads and write them correctly.
- Notate chorale phrases using I, II, IV, and V triads.
UNIT 3: RHYTHMIC RELATIONSHIPS IN MUSIC
Outcomes: Student will develop listening skills to identify rhythmic relationships in music and notate quarter-beat values and half-beat values in syncopation.
- Notate half-beat values in syncopation.
- Notate quarter-beat values.
UNIT 4: SIGHTSINGING OF MELODIES
Outcomes: Student will develop sightsinging skills using numbers to sightsing major and minor melodies.
- Sightsing using numbers melodies that consist of intervals studied earlier plus M6 and m6.
- Sightsing ensemble excerpts using M2, m2, M3, m3, P4 and P5.
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Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
Maximum class size:
Based on classroom occupancy
Course Time Frame:
The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching and assessing the educational aspects of the college. A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time. The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.
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402.00 Academic Code of Conduct
263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades
403.00 Student Code of Conduct
Disability Services Program:
Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability. If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.