MUS 204 - Sight Singing & Ear Training

Course Description

The fourth semester of a four-semester/two-year sequence of course work designed for students who are pursuing music as an academic major. A continuation of MUS 203, this course deals with the building of advanced skills in reading music, melodic and harmonic dictation and aural competency through a variety of musical practices, principally the voice. Group 2 course.

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Required Prerequisites

MUS 201, MUS 203, MUS 206 or equivalent competency.


MUS 202, MUS 207

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Identify intervals through P8.
  • Identify major, minor, augmented, and diminished triads.
  • Identify chord progressions using diatonic and secondary chords.
  • Identify major, 3 forms of minor scales, and modal scales.
  • Sing m2-P8, scales, triads, and melodies using solfege.
  • Clap and count, and sing and conduct simple and compound meter.
  • Transcribe rhythm dictation in simple meter and compound meter.
  • Transcribe melodic dictation.
  • Transcribe harmonic dictation.
Human Dimension:
  • See themselves as artists.
  • Collaborate with others in a creative environment.
  • Recognize the personal and societal importance of self-expression and creativity.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Express interest in music from other cultures and genres.
  • Value differences in cultural expressions of creativity.
  • Recognize the role music plays as an expression of social concerns.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Read study effectively.
  • Frame useful questions.
  • Develop educational goals.
  • Direct/regulate their own learning.
  • Learn through collaboration.