Ear Training Courses

ET-421

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Allan Chase
Semesters 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.

ET-422

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

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

ET-441

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Allan Chase
Semesters 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.

ET-451

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Allan Chase
Semesters 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.

ET-P461

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Allan Chase
Semesters 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.

PFET-361

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Allan Chase
Semesters 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.

PFET-364

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Allan Chase
Semesters 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.

PFET-367

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Allan Chase
Semesters 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.

PFET-370

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Allan Chase
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None; Approved specified elective for drum set, hand percussion, and total percussion principal PERF majors
Electable by: Drum set, hand percussion, and total percussion 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.

PFET-373

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Allan Chase
Semesters Offered: Fall Only
Required of: None; Approved specified elective for voice principal PERF majors
Electable by: Voice principals
Prerequisites: Ensemble rating 4434 and ET-112
Department: EAR

Ear training with an emphasis on practical performance experience. Recognizing pitch, rhythm, harmony, and timbre by ear. Emphasis on sight-reading. Some dictation. Some nonsyllabic sight-reading.

PFET-376

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Allan Chase
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: None; Approved specified elective for bass principal PERF majors
Electable by: Bass 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. Some nonsyllabic sight-singing.

PFET-P211

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Allan Chase
Semesters Offered: Fall Only
Required of: None
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: Overall ensemble rating 3
Department: EAR

A lab workshop specially designed to improve performers' understanding and mastery of different rhythmic concepts and their application on their instrument into various musical contexts. The students will learn percussion and speaking rhythms, which they will later apply on their own instrument. The course material will be based on different rhythmic approaches based on techniques applied in different cultures around the world, including: African, Indian, and Latin rhythmic systems and vocabulary. The workshop environment will be used to give the students practical examples of rhythmic concepts using prepared literature, specific compositions, audio tracks, and video material. They will practice performing these rhythms both individually and as a group.

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