MUSC 123 Aural Skills I

Development of the musician's ear through training in the skills of sight-singing and dictation. Students will learn to perform melodies using traditional solfege without the aid of an instrument, and rhythms using two different counting systems, one of which will be the Eastman counting system. Students will learn to take musical dictation of rhythms, melodies, and harmonies. The difficulty of the exercises will increase as the student progresses through the four-semester sequence. Co-requisites: MUSC 122 - Music Theory and Analysis I, MUSC 130 - Piano Keyboard Skills I. Fall.