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MUS122
EAR TRAINING AND SIGHT SINGING II

Spring 2017

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ANNOUNCEMENTS!
Homework is listed the day it is assigned, to be due the following Friday at the beginning of class unless otherwise noted.
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MAY 5 — FINAL SIGHT-SINGING EXAM
Using solfège (do, re, mi) or other solemnization (C, D, E / 1, 2, 3), prepare the following examples from the Rogers/Ottman Music for Sight Singing book:

1. Sing arpeggios/sequence of scale degree numbers (handout in class/email).
2. Sing a melody randomly chosen from 12.1–10.
3. Sing one line of 12.38 or 12.39 while I play the other on the piano.
4. Tap a rhythm randomly chosen from 10.33–64.
5. Sight-sing a given melody.

EXAM SCHEDULE (PDF)

APR 17 —
SS11 + ET10
Homework (last packet!): Practice interval identification (online/app/or otherwise) and Rogers/Ottman chapter 11
To turn in Friday: Benward/Kolosick Unit 10 (pg. 145-#): Melody 10A #7–16, Melody 10B #1–10, (do intervals if you need more help here), Melody 10E #1–5, Harmony 10A Part I #1–10, Harmony 10E #1-10, Rhythm 10A #1–8.


APR 14 — Dictation Quiz 10 and packet 9 due

APR 12 —
SS10 + ET9

APR 10 —
SS10 + ET9
Homework: Practice interval identification (online/app/or otherwise) and Rogers/Ottman chapter 10
To turn in Friday: Benward/Kolosick Unit 9 (pg. 129–144): Melody 9A #1–10, Melody 9B #1–10, Melody 9D #1–20 + 41–60, Harmony 9A Part I #1–10 and Part 2 #11-20 (NB: choose I6/4 for cadential 6/4, despite it not actually being a I chord given its function), Rhythm 9A #1–16.


APR 7 —Dictation Quiz 9 and packet 8 due

APR 5 —
SS9 + ET8

APR 3 —
SS9 + ET8
Homework: Practice interval and chord quality/inversion identification (online / app / or otherwise) and Rogers/Ottman chapter 9
To turn in Friday: Benward/Kolosick Unit 8 (pg. 111–126): Melody 8A #1–10, Melody 8B #1–10, Melody 8D #1–40, Harmony 8A #1–10 and #16-25, Harmony 8B #1–8, Rhythm 8A #1–16.


MAR 31 — MEET IN H106 — Dictation Quiz 8 + Transcription proposal due via email
(no packet due)
Transcription (proposal 3/31, due 5/1) —
Transcribe a short piece from a recording or musical tradition for which sheet music is not readily available (don’t cheat). Notate as much of what you hear as you can. Each student may choose music of any genre, but must have their selection approved by the instructor by March 31. Transcriptions should be notated with music software, and part of your grade will take professional presentation into account, specifically legibility and attention to detail (dynamics, articulation, etc.).

MAR 29 —
SS8 + ET7 (review)

MAR 27 — NO CLASS

MAR 24 — Dictation Quiz 7 and packet 7 due

MAR 22
SS7 + ET7

MAR 20 — Dictation Quiz 6 and packet 6 due —
SS7 + ET7
Homework: Practice interval and chord quality/inversion identification (online / app / or otherwise) and Rogers/Ottman chapter 7
To turn in Friday: Benward/Kolosick Unit 7 (pg. 95–107): Melody 7A #1–10, Melody 7B #1–10, Melody 7D #1–40, Harmony 7A Part 1 + Part 2 #1–10 (each), Harmony 7B #1–2 (all), Rhythm 7A #1–20.


MAR 13–17 SPRING BREAK

MAR 10 — NO CLASS — Take-home Dictation Quiz #6 (packet 6 due in Becca's mailbox by 3 pm)
Using music notation software, transcribe the theme song (piano version) from Transparent, from 0:00–1:02 (48 measures). Key & time signatures, starting pitches, etc. given here. Printed copy due in class 3/20.

MAR 8 —
SS6 + ET6

MAR 6 —
SS6 + ET6
Homework: Practice interval and chord quality identification (online / app / or otherwise) and Rogers/Ottman chapter 6
To turn in Friday: Benward/Kolosick Unit 6 (pg. 79–91): Melody 6A #1–13, Melody 6B #1–10, Melody 6D #1–10+21–30, Harmony 6A #1–10+16–25, Harmony 6E #1–10, Rhythm 6A #1–10, Rhythm 6B #1–8.


MAR 3 — Dictation Quiz #5 (packet 5 due)

MAR 1
SS5 + ET5

FEB 27
SS5 + ET5

FEB 24 — Dictation Quiz #4 (packet 5 not due until MAR 3!)

FEB 22
— SS5 + ET5

FEB 20 — NO CLASS
Homework: Practice interval and chord quality identification (online / app / or otherwise) and Rogers/Ottman chapter 5
To turn in Friday: Benward/Kolosick Unit 5 (pg. 63–74): Melody 5A #1–13, Melody 5B #1–10, Melody 5D #1–20, Melody 5E 1–8 (listen and visualize embellishment, then try to notate it), Harmony 5A Parts I and II #1–25 (write in bass and soprano lines and Roman numerals/figured bass), Harmony 5E (sing the triad to find the wrong note), Rhythm 5A #1–14


FEB 17 — Dictation Quiz #3 (packet 4 due)

FEB 15
— SS4 + ET 4

FEB 13 — SS4 + ET4 (review chapters 1–3 if you're having trouble)
Homework: Practice interval and chord quality identification (online / app / or otherwise) and Rogers/Ottman chapter 4
To turn in Friday: Benward/Kolosick Unit 4 (pg. 45–62): Melody 4A #1–10, Melody 4B #1–25, Melody 4C #1–10, Melody 4D 1–15, Melody 4E (listen and visualize embellishment, then listen again while looking at answer — notation optional), Harmony 4A #1–10 + 16–20 (write in bass and soprano lines and Roman numerals/figured bass), Harmony 4B (notation optional), Harmony 4E (optional, will be on quiz), Rhythm 4A #1–6


FEB 10 Dictation Quiz #2 (packet 3 due)

FEB 8
— SS3 + ET3

FEB 6
— SS3 + ET3 (review chapters 1–2 if you're having trouble)
Homework: Practice interval and chord quality identification (online / app / or otherwise) and Rogers/Ottman chapter 3
To turn in Friday: Benward/Kolosick Unit 3 (pg. 31–42): Melody 3A #5–14, Melody 3B #1–10, Melody 3C #1–16, Melody 3E (notation optional), Harmony 3A #6–25 (write in bass and soprano lines and Roman numerals/figured bass), Rhythm 3A #6-16


FEB 3
Dictation Quiz #1 (packet 2 due)

FEB 1
— SS1–2 + ET2

JAN 30
— SS1–2 + ET2
Homework: Practice interval identification (online / app / or otherwise) and Rogers/Ottman chapters 1–2
To turn in Friday: Benward/Kolosick Unit 2 (pg. 17–29): Melody 2A #1–14, Melody 2C #1–20, Melody 2D #1–10, Harmony 2A #1–10, Harmony 2D #1–10, Rhythm 2A #1–5.


JAN 27
Mock Dictation Quiz (packet 1 due)

JAN 25
— SS1–2 + ET1

JAN 23
SYLLABUS
— SS1–2 + ET1
Homework: Practice interval identification (online / app / or otherwise) and Rogers/Ottman chapters 1–2
To turn in Friday: Benward/Kolosick Unit 1 (pg. 1–13): Melody 1A #1-10, Melody 1C #1–10, Melody 1D #1–10, Harmony 1A #1–10, Harmony 1F #1–10, Rhythm 1A #1–5.

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COURSE RESOURCES

Textbooks: Benward/Kolosick–Ear Training + Rogers/Ottman–Music for Sight Singing
Ear Training online resources
(for homework)
Syllabus (PDF)


SOFTWARE / ONLINE PRACTICE
Auralia (on 3 computers in Music Resource Center)
Teoria.com
Good-ear.com


ALSO AVAILABLE AS PHONE/TABLET APP
Blob Chorus (pitch matching)
Tenuto (intervals, chord ID)

Singing Games

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IMPORTANT DATES

• JAN 23 — Spring 2017 classes begin

• EVERY FRIDAY — Dictation Quiz + Weekly Homework Due

• MAR 13–17 — SPRING BREAK— NO CLASS

• MAR 31 — Transcription proposal due via email

• MAY 1 — Transcription due

• MAY 5 — 11:30 am – 2:30 pm — SIGHT SINGING EXAM (D206) — 11 am section
• MAY 5 — 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm — SIGHT SINGING EXAM (D206) — 2 pm section