Aural Training and Musicianship 1B
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
- Develop aural recognition of scale degrees in major and minor scales
- Sight-sing with greater confidence
- Understand of the structure of modal scales
- Develop knowledge and aural recognition of intervals
- Memorising and write down simple melodies and rhythms
Class format and activities
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.
Enthusiasm to develop your aural skills, ability to pitch notes with your voice, and some previous experience of relative solfa (moveable 'do') or a good knowledge of music theory would be beneficial as this course follows on from term 1.
What you will need for your class
Manuscript paper and a pencil
What you can do next
You can continue on Aural Training and Musicianship 1C in the summer 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.