Independent Study Ear Training/Sight Singing
Course DetailsCourse Number: MUSC 4963 Section Number: 101
Location: Fain Fine Arts Center
Classroom Number: C117P
Days & Times:
MUSC 4963 Independent Study in Music
MUSC 1601 Elementary Sight Singing and Ear Training II
Course Number: MUSC 1601 Elementary Sight Singing and Ear Training II
Section Number: 101
Location: FA C117 A
Class Time: 8:30-9:20 AM TTR
Instructor: Dr. Tim Justus FA C117F
MUSC 1601Elementay Ear Training and Sight Singing II is a continuation of Elementary Sight Singing/Ear Training I and continues to develop skills in rhythm, pitch and the execution of melodies in treble and bass clef.
Development of skills in reading and writing pitch and rhythm
No text book required
Music manuscript paper, pencil, eraser
30% Class work and homework, class participation
Techniques and concepts will be learned in class, accompanied by a degree of practice. Significant practice is expected out of class. With the exception of individual test taking, most material will be covered, performed and graded in class. Absence from class results in missed class assignment grades.
Quizzes may be announced or unannounced. Quizzes may not be made up.
ET/SS Tests will be timed. During the course of a test, there will be multiple items to execute in a given time frame. Class participants will have only the allotted time to complete all the items. Make up exams will be given only with a doctor's excuse or documented family emergency. Advance notice is required if you plan to miss an exam and take a makeup.
Students are encouraged to find a study/practice partner or group in the class. Practicing with a partner or in a group reinforces techniques and makes a variety of activities possible, and partners may assist each other when the need arises.
§ Count and Clap Rhythm
§ Conduct and Sing Rhythm
§ Sight-singing Melodies
§ Rhythmic and Melodic Dictation
§ Writing Accompaniment/Melody Harmonization
Sight Singing Rubric
· Pitches should be sung in tune and with correct solfege syllables.
· Rhythms and rhythmic patterns should be sung accurately and in steady tempo, observing the spirit of the marking or tempo indication. Rubato, accelerando, ritardando, etc. should be observed.
· Examples should be sung with continuity, with no “start-overs*” and observing dynamic markings, articulations (accents, staccato, etc.), proper tempo
*(Start-overs are a breakdown or delay in the ability to sing to the degree that no recovery of pitch or rhythm is possible without starting over.)
Student Honor Creed:
As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."
Attendance is the one of the most important aspects of the course. Understanding the concepts requires practice and participation in all class activities. Irregular attendance will result in loss of work, missed tests, missed quizzes, etc. Attendance will count 10% of the total grade. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of every class.
Absences will have consequences.
· Individuals missing 10% of class may be denied the option for makeup exams or homework, even for missing a test with an excuse.
· In borderline grade cases, attendance will be considered a factor, for or against.
Excused absences include:
· Attendance at authorized off-campus activities or functions.
· Confinement to a university or other health facility when a written excuse is provided.
· Absences incurred due to illness, documented by a doctor’s excuse. Exams and class-work missed during a period of excused absence must be made up the week following the absence.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.
Federal privacy law prohibits the instructor from releasing information about students to certain parties outside of the university without the signed consent of the student. Thus, in almost all cases the professor will not discuss students’ academic progress or other matters with their parents. Please do not have them call. Regardless of these important legal considerations, the professors’ general policy is to communicate with the students, not their parents, even when a student has signed a consent form. College students are adults and are expected to behave accordingly.
Academic dishonesty including plagiarism and giving or receiving unauthorized assistance is prohibited. Please review the University Honor Code. Any offense is reported to the MSU and the MSU Department of Education.
Writing Proficiency Requirement:
All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.