musicianship

MUS 220 - Musicianship I

Training in the recognition, singing/playing, and notation of intervals, rhythms, melodic phrases, and triads. Aural recognition of diatonic chord progressions and melodies. 2 credits. Special Conditions: Course should be taken in conjunction with MUS 210 and MUS 225. 

MUS 221 - Musicianship II

Continuation of MUS 220. Training in the recognition, singing/playing, and notation of simple and compound rhythms, seventh chords and melodic phrases. Aural recognition of chord progressions and melodies containing both diatonic and chromatic harmony. Prerequisite: MUS 220. 2 credits. Special Conditions: Course should be taken in conjunction with MUS 211 and MUS 226.

MUS 320 - Musicianship III

Continuation of MUS 221. Training in the aural recognition, singing/playing, and notation of complex rhythmic and harmonic material using seventh and ninth chords. Emphasis on modern chord progressions in the major and minor modes. Transcriptions of music recordings. Prerequisite: MUS 221. Course should be taken in conjunction with MUS 325. 2 credits

MUS 321 - Musicianship IV

Continuation of MUS 320. Training in the aural recognition, singing/playing, and notation of more complex rhythmic and harmonic material. Emphasis on chromaticism and modulation. Dictation of two- and three-part contrapuntal material. Transcriptions of music from recordings. Prerequisite: MUS 320. Course should be taken in conjunction with MUS 326. 2 credits