Ear Training 4 for Advanced Placed Entering Students is an accelerated course that covers the content of Ear Training 1, 2, 3, and 4 in one semester. On successful completion of the course with a passing grade, you will receive credit for all four courses. Students will pursue advanced study of ear training skills through performance and recognition activities. The moveable-do solfege system will be introduced and applied to the study of major, minor, and modal music. Chromatic functions and syllables are presented through core melodic motives, forming the basis of melodic reading, melodic dictation. Students learn to recognize non-diatonic harmonic progressions using tensions, secondary and substitute dominants, and modulation. Students learn advanced rhythmic concepts through performance and transcription, using conducting patterns and common music notation.
Ear Training ESPA score of 20-22 or chair approval
First-semester students who place into this level based on their Ear Training ESPA score or chair recommendation
Fall, Spring, Summer