MUS 115 Aural Skills III

A course for students to continue to develop some of the most important skills a musician should have. The skills in this course will build on the skills learned in MUS 114: Aural Skills II. Students will concentrate on their abilities to hear relationships in music, notate music correctly and to audiate written notation including dictation exercises and sight-singing. This course is intended for both music and non-music major. Music majors should take this course with MUS 123.




MUS 114 with a grade of C or better.


Music Majors must take MUS 123 concurrently with this course.


Lower Division Transfer (LDT) Course


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Sing one part of a duet while signing (with Curwen hand-signs) both parts of the duet. Aurally identify chords and their inversions. Sing a melody while playing block chords as accompaniment. Tap the rhythm of a two-part exercise while maintaining the tempo in simple and compound meter patterns. Contrast played examples with written examples. Identify and correct incorrect notes, rhythm or harmonic progressions. Illustrate intermediate level sight-reading skills and rhythmic study.