Ear Training and Sight Reading Level 4
Entry Level: Prior completion of Ear Training and Sight Reading 3.
For instrumentalists and singers, this course provides a structured approach to the understanding and recognition of intervals and chords; scales, modes and melodic lines; developing practical skills in dictation and transcription; leading to a confident basis for sight-reading, improvisation and the development of melodic and harmonic line.
Classes will be held in a shared group context, using sol-fa as a tool. This method helps students to develop relative pitch, so that they are able to identify relationships between melodies and chords. It also assists with sight-reading for both singers and instrumentalists.
On successful completion of the course, a student’s outcomes should include the ability to:
- Identify harmonic and melodic intervals, triads, 7th and 9th chords
- Identify and sing major and minor scales and modes
- Sing a minor blues scale
- Conduct and sight read music from a range of genres including jazz, pop and music theatre
- Work with an accompanist
Entry: by prior enrolment in Ear Training and Sight Reading – Level 3