Aural Training and Musicianship 1A

When and Where

10 Sep 2020 - 3 Dec 2020 (18 hours, 12 weeks)
Days and times
Thursday 14:15 - 15:45


Full fee
Concession fee
Senior fee now part of Concession fee

Quick Facts

Selena Kay
Course code

What you will learn

This practical course develops your listening skills through sight-singing and aural dictation. Learn how to accurately notate rhythm and melody by ear, and gain a deeper understanding of the building blocks of music.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • Sight-sing melodies using relative solfa (moveable 'do')
  • Gain familiarity with pentatonic and diatonic scales
  • Differentiate major and minor tonalities
  • Identify the time signature and rhythm in a melody
  • Memorise and transcribe simple melodies.

Class format and activities

Mode of delivery: online plus. For more information please click the 'online plus' link above.
Lots of practical exercises involving listening, singing, clapping and writing down what you hear. You will need to follow and contribute to discussions in English. Music Study can include the use of digital resources such as listening to recordings, watching videos online, using appropriate mobile applications and following Moodle -Morley's virtual learning environment- to enhance your learning inside and outside the classroom. Music study also offers a range of benefits including being an enjoyable way to enhance wellbeing. Music practice at Morley can also serve to enhance skills relevant for employment including developing creativity, developing high-concentration levels, building self-confidence, working to deadlines, being able to control nerves and working as part of a team.

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements

Enthusiasm to develop your aural skills, ability to pitch notes with your voice, and some basic knowledge of music theory.

What you need to know before you enrol

Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the learning outcomes above. Your progress towards achieving the learning outcomes will be reviewed throughout the course. At the start of the course you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals i.e.: progression to another course.
Excellent attendance and punctuality is required from all students. This course requires study/completion of activities outside of class time.

What you will need for your class

Manuscript paper and a pencil.
To join this class you will need a good internet connection and computer/tablet with webcam and sound. Extra materials will be provided by the tutor.

What you can do next

You can continue on Aural Training and Musicianship 1B in the Spring Term. This course supports and develops musicianship skills so is helpful for any kind of further music study and also to support current music study.