MUS 215 Aural Skills VI

Provides a continuation of MUS 214, with the same goal of improving the ability to reproduce what is seen and write down what is heard, as well as listen with discrimination. Covers the same mix of melodic and harmonic dictation, error detection, sight singing (some of it modal), rhythm study and comparative listening. Places emphasis on harmonic background of melody. As part of sight singing, consists of sitting at the piano playing chords for oneself and/or others in the class to sing. Dictation will include melody with simple background chords. Music majors should also register for MUS 223 concurrently with this course.




MUS 214 with a grade of C or better.


Music Majors must take MUS 223 concurrently with this course.


Lower Division Transfer (LDT) Course


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Contrast atonal music that is played with written examples and identify incorrect notes. Interpret and record melodies and simple accompanying harmonies. Improve sight-reading skills and rhythmic study interpreting 20th century musical techniques. Develop skills to sing on sight while playing chords.