Ear Training Courses

Advanced Ear Training 2

ET-412

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Allan Chase
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: ET-411
Department: EAR

Continuation of ET-411.

Atonal Solfege 1

ET-421

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Allan Chase
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: ET-212 or ET-232
Department: EAR

A continuation of solfege that concentrates on atonal music. Sol-fa syllables are not used. Please note that this course is recommended for students who have a high potential in nontonal intervallic solfege.

Atonal Solfege 2

ET-422

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Allan Chase
Offered: Spring Only
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: ET-421
Department: EAR

Continuation of ET-421, including the choral works of Webern.

Popular Song Transcription

ET-441

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Allan Chase
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: ET-212, ET-232, or ET-351
Department: EAR

Designed to teach the student how to transcribe songs and arrangements in current popular music. Most projects are chosen by the student in his/her area of musical interest. Project presentation in class.

Jazz Solo Transcription

ET-451

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Allan Chase
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: ET-212, ET-232, or ET-351
Department: EAR

Transcription of recorded jazz solos from various periods. Classroom analysis and discussion.

Advanced Modal Ear Training

ET-P461

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Allan Chase
Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: ET-212 and HR-211
Department: EAR

Traditional modes will briefly be reviewed and the basic techniques of practice and performance will be learned. Students will then learn and perform nontraditional/hybrid modes. Examples of modes (please note that each example has alternate names) to be studied include Hungarian Major, Spanish Phrygian, Octatonic, Arabic, Whole Tone, Hindu, Super Locrian, Lydian b7, Japanese, and Hungarian Minor.

Performance Ear Training for Woodwinds, Brass, Strings, and Vibes 1

PFET-361

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Allan Chase
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None; Approved specified elective for brass, woodwind, string, and vibraphone principal PERF majors
Electable by: Brass, woodwind, string, and mallet principals
Prerequisites: Ensemble rating 3444 and ET-112
Department: EAR

Ear training with an emphasis on practical performance experience. Recognizing pitch, rhythm, harmony, and timbre by ear and responding on the student's instrument in class. Some dictation. Some nonsyllabic sight-singing.

Performance Ear Training for Woodwinds, Brass, Strings, and Vibes 2

PFET-362

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Allan Chase
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None; Approved specified elective for brass, woodwind, string, and vibraphone principal PERF majors
Electable by: Brass, woodwind, string, and mallet principals
Prerequisites: PFET-361
Department: EAR

Continuation of PFET-361.

Performance Ear Training for Keyboards 1

PFET-364

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Allan Chase
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None; Approved specified elective for piano principal PERF majors
Electable by: Piano principals
Prerequisites: Ensemble rating 3444 and ET-112
Department: EAR

Ear training with an emphasis on practical performance experience. Recognizing pitch, rhythm, harmony, and timbre by ear and responding on the student's instrument in class. Some dictation. Some nonsyllabic sight-singing.

Performance Ear Training for Keyboards 2

PFET-365

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Allan Chase
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None; Approved specified elective for piano principal PERF majors
Electable by: Piano principals
Prerequisites: PFET-364
Department: EAR

Continuation of PFET-364.

Performance Ear Training for Guitar 1

PFET-367

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Allan Chase
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None; Approved specified elective for guitar principal PERF majors
Electable by: Guitar principals
Prerequisites: Overall ensemble rating of 2 and ET-112
Department: EAR

Ear training with an emphasis on practical performance experience. Recognizing pitch, rhythm, harmony, and timbre by ear and responding on the student's instrument in class. Some dictation. Some nonsyllabic sight-singing.

Performance Ear Training for Guitar 2

PFET-368

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Allan Chase
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None; Approved specified elective for guitar principal PERF majors
Electable by: Guitar principals
Prerequisites: PFET-367
Department: EAR

Continuation of PFET-367.

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