Aural Training and Musicianship 2A

When and Where

10 Sep 2020 - 3 Dec 2020 (18 hours, 12 weeks)
Days and times
Thursday 16:00 - 17:30


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 with greater confidence
  • Write down melodies and rhythms that you hear with increased confidence
  • Recognise the shape and structure of melodies
  • Construct and identify chords in major and minor keys
  • Develop confidence with identifying the chords which accompany a melody

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.

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 an understanding of scales, keys and triads. This course uses relative solfa (moveable 'do') to develop relative pitch so some experience with this system would be helpful.

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 2B 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.