Prerequisites: Instructor permission
The primary goal of aural skills is instant, one-to-one mapping of sound to symbol and symbol to sound. The musicianship training in the course enables musicians to develop ‘seeing ears’ and ‘hearing eyes’ by emphasizing strategies for accurate and expressive reading, improvising, singing, and dictation using elementary rhythms and diatonic pitch materials in treble, bass and C clefs. Keyboard skills in the class require sight reading, improvisation and technical studies of all major and minor scales. Three hours per week.