MWS1110 Ear Training and Sight Singing

Course Overview


Educational Level: Lower undergraduate, Associate
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Garfield Harvey

Course Description:

A foundational study designed to help improve the sight singing and ear training skills by developing their awareness of melodic, harmonic, rhythmic dictation skills. The course acquaints students with the syntax of musical structure and allow them to interpret music with both the ear and the eye. This course focuses on music rudiments, voice leading, harmony and melodic forms of music.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Students will be able to sing major, minor and chromatic scales. Students will sing intervals (ascending and descending), seventh chords in any position, melodies in both major and minor modes and sight melodies that modulate in a closely related key. The successful student who sights the music will also be able to hear any intervals, diatonic melodies and notate rhythmic, harmonic and seventh chords in major and minor keys.

Why This Course Is Important:

This is an undergraduate course that acquaints students with the syntax of musical structure and allow them to interpret music with both the ear and the eye. This course focuses on music rudiments, voice leading, harmony and melodic forms of music.