PCC/ CCOG / MUS

Course Content and Outcome Guide for MUS 113C

Course Number:
MUS 113C
Course Title:
Music Theory I: Sight Singing and Ear Training (part three)
Credit Hours:
1
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
20
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
$6.00

Course Description

Continues development of skills learned in MUS 112C. Includes two-part melodic and rhythmic notation. Introduces secondary function and diatonic modulation. Part three of three-term sequence. Corequisite: MUS 113. Prerequisites: MUS 112C. Corequisites: MUS 113. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

This course is required for students wishing to major in music. Students will be required to use MIDI lab outside of class to build and reinforce skills.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Material will primarily be presented in a lecture/lab format. Other educational methods will be used to enhance lectures. These will include use of recorded materials, internet sites and computer software.
A large amount of student to teacher contact should be achieved throughout the term in order to encourage and accomplish successful student development.
Students will be able to interpret and perform complex rhythmic notation in simple meters (beat subdivision and longer values).
Students will be able to interpret and perform complex rhythmic notation in compound meters (beat subdivision and longer values).
Students will be able to isolate and accurately notate rhythm of two-part musical examples that include beat subdivisions.
Students will be able to apply solfege to chromatic melodies.
Students will be able to sing all intervals (m2-P8) at sight.
Students will be able to aurally identify all harmonic intervals (m2-P8).
Students will be able to sing basic chromatic melodies at sight using solfege.
Students will be able to accurately notate single-line chromatic melodies and two-part diatonic melodies upon hearing.
Students will be able to aurally identify chord function (diatonic and secondary functions).
Students will be able to aurally detect errors in notation of chromatic melodies from the music literature.
Students will be able to aurally identify seventh chord qualities.
Students will be able to accurately notate the outer voices of a four-part musical example.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

The instructor should make the criteria for assigning a course grade and for evaluating student progress clear at the beginning of the term. The individual instructor will determine the methods of assessment. Assessment methods may include:

Aural examinations
Singing examinations
Homework assignments
Class participation

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Rhythmic Notation
€¦ Beat subdivision in simple and compound meters
€¦ Complex Syncopation
Intervals
€¦ Chromatic melodic intervals
€¦ Harmonic intervals
€¦ Compound intervals
Harmony
€¦ Dominant seventh chords
€¦ Leading tone seventh chords
€¦ Non dominant seventh chords
€¦ Secondary function
€¦ Harmonic function
Melody
€¦ Decorative chromaticism
€¦ Melodic figure identification
€¦ Error detection from music literature
€¦ Real sequence
COMPETENCIES/SKILLS
The following skills are expected to be achieved to successfully meet the minimum requirement ("C" or "Pass") of the course.

  • Accurately perform rhythmic examples that include advanced beat subdivisions, syncopation and changing meters at sight.
  • Sight sing chromatic and modulating melodies using solfege.
  • Aurally identify all harmonic intervals.
  • Isolate and notate rhythm of two-part musical examples that include beat subdivision and syncopation.
  • Accurately notate single-line chromatic melodies and diatonic two-part melodies upon hearing.
  • Aurally identify non-dominant seventh chord quality.
  • Aurally identify notational errors in chromatic melodies from music literature.
  • Aurally identify real and tonal melodic sequences.
  • Aurally identify harmonic function including dominant type seventh chords and secondary function.
  • Accurately notate soprano and bass lines of a four-part chorale style example.