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Ear Training III Syllabus

COURSE                     MUSI 271X

TIME/LOCATION      6:00-6:55 TR, 214 Steinman

INSTRUCTOR           Pandel Collaros

OFFICE                       211 Steinman

HOURS                       by appointment

PHONE                              304-829-7331

E-MAIL                       pcollaros@bethanywv.edu

WEB PAGE                http://home.comcast.net/~collaros623/271X.htm

REQUIRED MATERIALS

Š      Blombach, Ann K.  MacGAMUT.  Columbus, OH:  MacGAMUT Music Software, Inc.

Š      http://home.comcast.net/~collaros623/melodia.pdf


DESCRIPTION  Ear Training III is the third semester of an integrated two-year ear training sequence. This course develops critical listening skills through dictation, sight singing, conducting, and aural analysis.  Ear Training III is coordinated with Music Theory III  and will parallel the concepts presented there as much as possible.

ASSESSABLE LEARNING GOALS  By the end of this course, the successful student will be able to do the following: The successful student will be able to sightsing with minimal proficiency--in moveable-do solfege and include the simultaneous vocal production of accurate pitch and rhythm, and basic and accurate conducting with the right arm and hand--melodies in a highly chromatic style.  The successful student will also acquire at least minimal proficiency skills in the following dictation objectives in a highly chromatic style:  melodic and harmonic, compound and simple intervals; triads and seventh chords in root, first, and second inversions; melodies that feature modulation to distant keys, syncopation, and skips; harmonic dictation including secondary functions, mixture, Neapolitan, and augmented sixth chords; and rhythms with anacrusis and syncopation.  Completion of MacGAMUT exercises at a passing level in a timely fashion and submitting of relevant .mgs files as email attachments to me in a timely fashion will be the measure of the student's dictation proficiency component of the course.

PREREQUISITE  MUSI 172X

ATTENDANCE POLICY  Attendance is highly recommended.  Much of the course material is presented in class and may not be found in the text or materials outside the class.  Quizzes and exams missed for whatever reason may not be made up.  The instructor is the sole arbiter of whether an absence is excused or unexcused; the instructor will make such a determination in a fair and objective way on an ad hoc basis.  For quizzes and exams missed because of such excused absence, no grade will be entered.  For quizzes and exams missed because of an unexcused absence, the grade will be a 0 for the missed assignment(s).  The characterization of an absence as excused or unexcused is irrelevant for grading in this course.  Theoretically, one may have legitimate reasons to miss every meeting.  Nevertheless, attendance is highly recommended.  My position is that if one misses multiple meetings for any reason, then

Š      that student is not adequately prepared to take the class during that semester and/or

Š      that one should not take the class during that semester in which absences are likely and/or

Š      that one should withdraw from the class in the event that absenteeism develops for whatever reason(s).

It is also my position that being late for a class will be assessed as an absence.

ASSIGNMENTS POLICY  If two or more singing quizzes and/or exams are missed for whatever reason, it is highly recommend that the student meet with the instructor to discuss withdrawal from the course.

OBJECTIVES  The student is expected to be able to sight-sing melodies of a difficulty appropriate to this course, in the fashion described under "assessable learning goals" above.  The student is also expected to be able to perform dictation tasks at all levels of difficulty reflected by the prescribed MacGAMUT assignments.

GRADING

Final grades for MUSI 171 and 171X grades are combined into one grade that is reported by the registrar.  The final grade for MUSI 171 is figured as 75% of the overall final grade; the final grade for MUSI 171X, 25%.

Š      25% Singing quizzes

Š      25% Singing exams

Š      50% MacGAMUT exercises--DUE WEEKLY

SCALE

Š      A     = 93-100

Š      A-   =  90-92

Š      B+  =  87-89

Š         =  83-86

Š      B-   =  80-82

Š      C+  =  77-79

Š         =  73-76

Š      C-   =  70-72

Š      D+  =  67-69

Š        =  63-66

Š      D-   =  60-62

Š         =  00-59

 

EVERYONE IS EXPECTED TO HAVE A WORKING BETHANY E-MAIL ADDRESS, AND TO CHECK IT DAILY.

FURTHER POLICIES

Š     If pencil is not used or if standard size printed music manuscript is not used where appropriate for a     particular graded item, that item will be given the grade of zero.

Š     No final grades will be given out to anyone including graduating/comping seniors.  You will get grades        from the registrar.  This is irrevocable and without exception.  Don't even ask.

Š     Before I will consider providing a reference or recommendation, you

       1.    Must always address me as Professor Collaros,

       2.    Must have taken at least two classes with me, one of which must be an academic,

       3.    Must have received an A or B in all courses taken with me, and

       4.    Waive right to see said reference or recommendation.

Š      In compliance with the Bethany College policy and equal access laws, I am available to discuss appropriate academic accommodations that may be required for students with disabilities. Requests for academic accommodations are to be made during the first three weeks of the semester, except for unusual circumstances, so arrangements can be made.

Š    Each student in this course is expected to abide by the Bethany College Policy on Academic Honesty (see College Catalogue section on Academic Honesty).  Incidents of academic dishonesty will result in a failing grade for the relevant graded activity.

Š     At the discretion of the instructor, grades may be lowered or raised according to classroom demeanor.

The instructor reserves the right to change this syllabus at any time.

Ear Training III-Tentative Outline

 

WEEK 1:

Š      Practice singing and conducting melodies from “Melodia” pdf tbd

Š      Computer Exercise [INSTALL 271XPresets.mgp]Intervals--Mel. compound, 6 choices; Rhythm--Exercises on patterns 5

WEEK 2:

Š      Practice singing and conducting melodies from “Melodia” pdf tbd

Š      Computer Exercise:  Chords--Chords all positions

WEEK 3:

Š      Practice singing and conducting melodies from “Melodia” pdf tbd

Š      Computer Exercise:  Melodic--Trickier tonality, syncopation

WEEK 4:

Š      Practice singing and conducting melodies from “Melodia” pdf tbd

Š      Computer Exercise:  Harmonic--All secondary functions (6)

Š      Singing Quiz 1

WEEK 5:

Š      Practice singing and conducting melodies from “Melodia” pdf tbd

Š      Computer Exercise:  Intervals--Mel. compound, 12 choices; Rhythm--Exercises, with anacrusis

WEEK 6:

Š      Practice singing and conducting melodies from “Melodia” pdf tbd

Š      Computer Exercise:  Chords--7th Chords root/1st

Š      Singing Exam 1

WEEK 7:

Š      Practice singing and conducting melodies from “Melodia” pdf tbd

Š      Computer Exercise:  Melodic--Modulation to distant keys

WEEK 8:

Š      Practice singing and conducting melodies from “Melodia” pdf tbd

Š      Computer Exercise:  Harmonic--Secondary functions (9)

WEEK 9:

Š      Practice singing and conducting melodies from “Melodia” pdf tbd

Š      Computer Exercise:  Intervals--Harm. compound, 6 choices; Rhythm--Patterns 6, simple, syncopation

Š      Singing Quiz 2

WEEK 10:

Š      Practice singing and conducting melodies from “Melodia” pdf tbd

Š      Computer Exercise:  Chords--7th Chords root/1st/2nd

WEEK 11:

Š      Practice singing and conducting melodies from “Melodia” pdf tbd

Š      Computer Exercise:  Melodic--Chromatic changes, more skips

Š      Singing Exam 2

WEEK 12:

Š      Practice singing and conducting melodies from “Melodia” pdf tbd

Š      Computer Exercise:  Harmonic--Borrowed chords (6)

WEEK 13:

Š      Practice singing and conducting melodies from “Melodia” pdf tbd

Š      Computer Exercise:  Intervals--Harm. compound, 12 choices; Rhythm--Exercises on pattens 6

WEEK 14:

Š      Practice singing and conducting melodies from “Melodia” pdf tbd

Š      Computer Exercise:  Harmonic--HII and augmented 6ths (6)

WEEK 15:

Š      Singing Quiz 3