MUS 202R Music Reading IV (1 credits)

Music Reading courses (MUS 101R, 102R, 201R and 202R) are a four-semester sequenced aural skills course designed for music majors looking to transfer to four-year music schools to complete their musical education leading to the B.M., B.S. or B.A. degree in music. The course is complementary with the music department's Music Theory courses (MUS 101T, 102T, 201T and 202T) and Keyboard classes (MUS 101K, 102K, 201K and 202K), and should be taken in proper sequence with them. Topics included in MUS 202R are singing prepared melodic examples using solfeggio syllables, singing unprepared melodies (sight singing), singing triads and seventh chords, singing in the principal modes, singing octatonic and whole-tone scales, performing rhythmic exercises while conducting, and melodic and rhythmic dictation. Prerequisite: MUS 201R or permission of instructor; co-requisite: MUS 202T or permission of instructor.