MUS228
EAR TRAINING AND SIGHT SINGING IV

Spring 2016

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ANNOUNCEMENTS!
Homework is listed the day it is assigned, to be due the following class period unless otherwise noted.

MAY 6 — Sight-Singing Final Exam (11:30–2:30)
Two prepared melodies (one accompanied, one unaccompanied by me), one sight-read melody, one rhythm, intervals, bitonal children's tune (Mary Had a Little Lamb)

11:30 — Stephanie
11:40 — Kim
11:50 — David
12:00 — Ben
12:10 — Nick
12:20 —
12:30 — Joel
12:40 — Helen
12:50 — Zhali
1:00 — Andrew
1:10 — Brendon
1:20 — Taylor
1:30 — Ryan
1:40 — Joseph
1:50 — Casey
2:00 — Leigh-Anne
2:10 —
2:20 — Jacob


MAY 2 — Transcription Due — Sight Singing Review

APR 29 — Dictation Quiz 12

APR 22 — Dictation Quiz 11

APR 15 — Dictation Quiz 10

APR 11 — Dictation Quiz 9 (take home) —
Transcribe Nine Inch Nails' "March of the Pigs" from 0:00 to 0:52 (straight sixteenths) notating vocal line, electric guitars 1 and 2, bass, and drums (notate low (bass) vs. high (snare) and the correct rhythms, the rest of the drum notation is irrelevant). It repeats a lot, so copy and paste will help save time once you figure each line out. This piece uses mixed meter—once you figure out the pattern, it also repeats in a 4-bar phrase. I recommend finding this skeleton first and then transcribing the music.

APR 1 — Dictation Quiz 8

MAR 18 — Dictation Quiz 7

MAR 11 — Dictation Quiz 6

MAR 4 — Dictation Quiz 5 (take home) — Transcribe Portishead's "Humming" from 2:26 to 3:18 cadence ("Naked...so wrong") notating vocal line, bass line, and organ chords in music notation software — due Mar 7

FEB 26 — Dictation Quiz 4

FEB 19 — Dictation Quiz 3

FEB 12 — Dictation Quiz 2

FEB 10 — Dictation Quiz 1

JAN 29 —
Mock dictation quiz
Homework: Practice interval identification (online / app / or otherwise)
and write your own rhythmic dictations

JAN 27 — First day of class

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COURSE RESOURCES

Textbooks: none
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)


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IMPORTANT DATES

• JAN 27 — Spring 2016 classes begin

• EVERY FRIDAY at 2 pm — Dictation Quiz

• MAR 20–26 — SPRING BREAK— NO CLASS

• APR 1 — Transcription proposal due

• MAY 2 — Transcription due

• MAY 6 — 11:30 am – 2:30 pm — SIGHT SINGING EXAM (D104)