Aural Skills II

MUSI 1117

Room 118

 

Instructor:  Dr. Vicky V. Johnson 

Office 122, Office hours posted on office door

E-mail:  vjohnson@tarleton.edu    Phone:  Ext. 9238

 

 

Blooms     Grade Calculator     Help      MM  

   Music Memory Devices      Public domain hymns     

Solfege Daily Routine      Song List      Staff Paper    Staff Paper w/Keyboard   Syllabus    

                

The purpose of practice is to automate certain functions so that higher level thinking skills can be focused.

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Week 1

Jan 16-19 

 

Thu

Place a link to this page on your desktop
On the top of this page, File - Send - Shortcut to desktop
 

Thu

Print 5 sheets of staff paper from link above

or with keyboard on top here 
 

Thu

Print Solfege Daily Routine

 

ThuChoose group leaders and group names  Lab Groups
   
  

Instructions for 1st time use of Aurelia software:

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In the "login" screen, enter your TSU login data

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Use your real name (in the format of Lastname, Firstname) as log-in

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Enter your student ID# as your password

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Choose "Aural Skills II" as your class

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Click "Start"

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Then follow the directions given for the individual Computer Lab assignments

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Your results can be viewed by clicking on the File menu at the top of the page and choosing "Check your results".  Be sure to choose the topic you were working on.  This is the information I will have on my report.

 

Note:  Computer lab assignments must be completed by 5pm on assigned day to receive full credit.  You may complete these assignments ahead of time, if you wish.

 

You may practice Aurelia drills in the "Smart" practice rooms, but the program is not networked for reporting, so you MUST complete your Computer Lab assignments in the piano lab to receive credit.

 

 

7th Chord Ear-training

 

 

"That'll Be the Day"   Buddy Holly

"Every Breath You Take"  The Police

"Up Against the Wall Red-Neck Mother"  Jerry Jeff Walker

 

Week 2

Jan 22-26

 

 

Thu

Demonstrate song using handsigns:  Have major AND minor melodies prepared. 

 

You may use songs from the Song List or choose others.  Do not choose songs that are too simple, or that were used last semester (if you can remember!)  Have more than one ready in case you are randomly chosen more than once or in case someone else uses your melody.  If you are not here when randomly chosen, and the absence is unexcused, you will receive a zero.

 

Fri

Computer Lab #1

Assignment deadline is 5pm.

 

 

Week 3

Jan 29-Feb 2

 

Fri

Computer Lab #2

Assignment deadline is 5pm.

Note:  This Computer lab assignment is hearing modes.  Allow plenty of time if you need to brush up!

 

 

 

"Forget About It"  Allison Kraus dictation of bass line

Week 4

Feb 5-9

 

Tues

Ear-training Exam #1

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6 intervals from M2, M3, P4, P5, M6, M7, P8   Interval Ear Trainer  Interval Ear Training

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Identification of non-harmonic tones from H2C

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Identification of cadences from H3C

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3 chords to identify (M, m, A, d)    Triad Ear-training   Triad Trainer

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2 4-chord progressions, one major and one minor, using I, ii, IV and V (similar to H4A)    Practice chord progressions

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A rhythm pattern with syncopation similar to R4A   Rhythmic Dictation

 

  

Group Exam #1

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Chapter 6, Section 5

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Solfege Daily Routine #3 @ sixteenth note = 100

 

Thu

SS Quiz #1

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An alto-clef melody, with hand signs

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Two intervals selected from M2, M3, P4, P5, M6, M7, P8

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Solfege Daily Routine #5

 

 

 

Fri

Computer Lab #3

Assignment deadline is 5pm. 

 

 

Week 5

Feb 12-16

 

 

There will be no class on Thursday, Feb 15 due to TMEA. 

 

Fri

Computer Lab #4

Assignment deadline is 5pm. 

 

 

Week 6

Feb 19-23

 

 

Fri

Computer Lab #5

Assignment deadline is 5pm. 

 

Week 7

Feb 26-Mar 2

 

   

Fri

Computer Lab #6

Assignment deadline is 5pm.  

 

 

Week 8

Mar 5-9

 

Tue

Ear-training Exam #2

bulletA melodic dictation similar to Benward M6A Melodic Dictation
bullet6 intervals from m2, m3, m6, TT, and m7 (M7D)  Interval Ear Trainer  Interval Ear Training
bullet6 chords to identify (M, m; plus inversions) Triad Ear-training
bullet2 4-chord progressions similar to Benward H5A and H5B (including inversions) Practice chord progressions
bulletA soprano/bass Roman Numeral dictation from Benward H5D Online Practice
bulletA rhythm pattern with quarter beat syncopation, similar to R5A  Rhythmic Dictation

 

 

 

  Group Exam #2
bulletChapter 8, Section 3 (I choose the parts you sing)
bulletSolfege Daily Routine #5 @ sixteenth note = 100

 

Thurs

Sight-singing Exam #2

bulletA melody comparable to Ottman, Chapter 8
bulletTwo intervals selected from m2, m3, TT, m6 and m7
bulletSolfege Daily Routine #6

 

Fri

Computer Lab #7

Assignment deadline is 5pm. 

 

Pachelbel Rant

 

Public domain hymns

with secondary dominants

Angels from the Realms of Glory

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

How Firm a Foundation

O Come, All Ye Faithful

We Gather Together

 

SPRING BREAK

Week 9

Mar 19-23

 

Fri

Computer Lab #8

Assignment deadline is 5pm. 

 

 

Week 10

Mar 26-30

 

 

Fri

Computer Lab #9

Assignment deadline is 5pm. 

 

 

Week 11

Apr 2-6

 

Fri

Computer Lab #10

Assignment deadline is 5pm. 

 

 

Week 12

Apr 9-13

 

Tue

Ear-training Exam #3

bullet7-note pitch pattern (starting on do; any diatonic leap possible)
bullet6 intervals (all M, m and TT), similar to M8D  Interval Ear Trainer  Interval Ear Training
bullet6 chords to identify (M, m, A, d; plus inversions for M, m)   Triad Ear-training
bullet3 4-chord progressions, similar to H7A   Practice chord progressions
bulletA soprano/bass Roman numeral dictation similar to H7D.  (This will include labeling non-harmonic tones in the soprano and bass lines.) Online Practice
bulletA rhythm pattern with syncopation, similar to R8A   Rhythmic Dictation

 

 

  Group exam #3
bulletChapter 9, Section 4
bulletSolfege Daily Routine #6@ eighth note = 80

 

Thurs

Sight-singing Exam #3

bulletA melody comparable to Ottman, Chapter 9
bulletTwo intervals - any
bulletStar Spangled Banner with solfege and hand signs

 

   

 

Week 13

Apr 16-20

 

   

Week 14

Apr 23-27

 

 

Week 15

Apr 30-May 1

Last Class Day is Tuesday, May 1

 

Tue

Ear-training Exam #4

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7-note pitch pattern (starting on do; any diatonic leap possible)

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6 intervals (any)

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6 chords to identify (M, m, plus inversions)

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3 4-chord progressions (I, ii, IV, and V only plus inversions)

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A soprano/bass Roman numeral dictation.  This will include I, ii, IV, and V root position chords as well as non-harmonic tones in the soprano and bass lines.) Online Practice

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A rhythm pattern with syncopation, like R8A

 

 

 

No Group make-up

 

 

 

Sight-singing Exam #4

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A melody comparable to Ottman, Chapter 9

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A tenor-clef melody, comparable to Ottman, Chapter 7

 

   

 

 

Wrap it up!

 

Use this grade calculator to estimate your final grade 

 

 

Seating chart

 

 

      
      
      
      
      

Dr. Johnson
 

 

 

 

Benward/Kolosick textbook Ear Training Exercises

 

Solfege Daily Routine

Solfege Chromatic Chart

SSSequence (Major)

SSSequence (minor)

 

Robinator

Sight-singing Resources

Practice interval recognition here

Songs to remember the intervals

Ear-training resources

Interval drill

Earplane

Harmonic Progressions

9:25 Groups

Three MusketearsE.B.A.P.Nothing But Pitches  
Xander SouthernBradley SymankRissa Cole  
Tyler Doty-LairdElizabeth HernandezAshley Davenport  
Sarah AndersonAbraham HinterlachEvan Green  
John NickelsPayton Alaniz   
     
     
     

 

10:50 Groups

GMCSeriouslyTaylor and the FollowersLegends of the Practice Room 
CourtnieKaylaTaylorAyla 
MaeganStephanieRachelKaitlin 
GunnarBeccaLaramieDeon 
  PhillipJay 
     
     
     

 

Group Info

Individual members are responsible for:

 

         Completing all individual preparations for Lab Group meetings

         Attending all Lab Group meetings and scheduled events with full participation

         Working with Lab Group peers to set appropriate meeting times that accommodate all members even if it means occasional personal sacrifice

         Do all of the above with a generous spirit and with the goal of academic excellence

 

If a Lab Group member of the group does not fulfill the four requirements listed above, all members of the group should meet to reconcile issues. If unsuccessful, remaining group members should contact me.

 

 

 

 

Created and maintained by Vicky V. Johnson