Comprehensive Aural Skills

A Flexible Approach to Rhythm, Melody, and Harmony

; David Castro

Comprehensive Aural Skills is a complete suite of material for both performance and dictation, covering the wide range of sight singing and ear training skills required for undergraduate courses of study. Les mer
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Comprehensive Aural Skills is a complete suite of material for both performance and dictation, covering the wide range of sight singing and ear training skills required for undergraduate courses of study. It provides a series of instructional modules on rhythm, melody, and harmony, and blends musical examples from the common-practice repertory with original examples composed to specifically address particular skills and concepts. Each module includes material for classroom performance, self-directed study, and homework assignments.





Features











A complete suite of aural skills material: Comprehensive Aural Skills is a combined sight singing and ear training textbook, audio, and companion website package.







Fully modular, customizable organization: Instructors can choose freely from the set of exercises in the book and supplemental material on the companion website to appropriately tailor the curriculum based on their students' needs.







Engaging and idiomatic musical examples: Examples are selected and composed specifically for the didactic context of an aural skills classroom.







Dictation exercises for practice and assignment: Practice exercises include an answer key so students can work independently and receive immediate feedback, while homework assignments are given without a key.







Audio examples for dictation: The website hosts live recordings of acoustic instruments performed by professional musicians for each dictation exercise and homework assignment.







Supplemental materials for instructors: A wealth of material for class use and assignment can be found on the companion website.







Teachers' guide: The guide includes answers for every homework assignment, brief commentary on each module's content, tips for integrating written theory, and strategies on how to effectively teach new concepts and skills.










This updated second edition includes the following:










Revised rhythm and harmony module structure, now introducing foundational concepts more gradually.







Additional examples from the repertory in the harmony and melody modules.







New and improved recordings on the companion website.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Part 1: Rhythm


Module 1 : Introduction to Simple Meters


Module 2 : Simple Meters, Continued


Module 3 : Rests and Ties


Module 4 : Syncopation in Simple Meters


Module 5 : Introduction to Compound Meters


Module 6 : Compound Meters, Continued


Module 7 : Syncopation in Compound Meters


Module 8 : Triplets, Duplets, and Hemiola


Module 9 : Compound Meters, Advanced Beat Patterns


Module 10 : Asymmetrical and Mixed Meters








Part 2: Melody


Module 1 : Steps within the Major Scale


Module 2 : Steps within the Minor Scale


Module 3 : Leaps within the Tonic Triad (Major and Minor)


Module 4 : Leaps within the Dominant (Seventh) and vii Degrees


Module 5 : Further Diatonic Leaps


Module 6 : Stepwise Chromatic Tones


Module 7 : Motion to The Dominant


Module 8 : Leaps To and from Chromatic Tones


Module 9 : Modulation to Closely Related Keys


Module 10 : Advanced Chromaticism


Module 11 : Modulation to Distantly Related Keys


Module 12 : Pentatonic and Diatonic Modes


Module 13 : Other Modes


Module 14 : Sets and 12-Tone Rows








Part 3: Harmony


Module 1 : I(i) and V (^1 and ^5 in the Bass)


Module 2 : IV(iv), ii6( Degrees6), and ii (^4 and ^2 in the Bass)


Module 3 : I(i)6, vii Degrees6, and V6 (^3, ^2, and ^7 in the Bass)


Module 4 : V7 and the Cadential 6/4 (^5 in the Bass)


Module 5 : Inversions of V7 and The Passing 6/4 (^4, ^2, and ^7 in the Bass)


Module 6 : vii Degrees7 and its Inversions and the Pedal 6/4


Module 7 : IV(iv)6, vi(VI), and iii(III) (^6, and ^3 in the Bass)


Module 8 : Pre-dominant Seventh Chords-ii(o)7 and IV(iv)7


Module 9 : Applied Dominants 1-V7/V, vii Degrees7/V, and V7/III


Module 10 : Applied Dominants 2-V7/IV(iv) and vii Degrees7/iv


Module 11 : Applied Dominants 3-V7/ii, vii Degrees7/ii, V7/vi(VI), and vii Degrees7/vi


Module 12 : Modulation to Closely Related Keys


Module 13 : Modal Mixture


Module 14 : The Neapolitan (bII)


Module 15 : Augmented 6th Chords


Module 16 : Modulations Using vii Degrees7 and the ct Degrees7


Glossary of Musical Terms; Solmization Systems


Dicatation Keys


Part 1 Rhythm


Part 2 Melody


Part 3 Harmony





Om forfatteren

Justin Merritt is Professor of Music Composition and Theory at St. Olaf College, USA.





David Castro is Associate Professor of Music Theory at St. Olaf College, USA.