Aural Skills Classes Summer 2020

For rising 9th graders through adult. Maximum 15 participants per class. Held at Gainesville Presbyterian Church.

Purpose: to develop the comprehension of sheet music and the skill of singing written vocal lines accurately at sight.


DATES

AURAL SKILLS 1 (6:00-7:25PM) and AURAL SKILLS 2 (7:30-9:00PM)
Tuesdays
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 11

AURAL SKILLS 3 (6:30-8:00)
Thursdays
July 2, 9, 16, 23
August 13

*If you are currently taking a class, you may also audit any other class for free.

TUITION

Cost is $95 for entire 5-week course, plus $10 materials fee.

Family discount
Two siblings under 18 = each sibling $85 + $10
Three or more siblings under 18 = each sibling $75 + 10 each


Which Level should I take?

Review content of each level below.

I am entry level/have not taken sight-singing recently…Take Level 1
I have mastered Level 1 content…Take Level 2
I have mastered Level 2 content…Take Level 3
If still unsure, contact Jacob for advice: jacobdavidlash@gmail.com.

Ultimately the teachers will determine which class you are best suited for. Stay flexible, and we’ll find the best spot!

Aural Skills Level 1 Content

Tuesdays, 6:00-7:25pm

Music Theory

  • Key signatures: identifying on staff, finding Do
    • C, G, F
  • Keys on piano
    • Identifying letter names of all 12 keys on a keyboard
  • Letter names on staff
    • Treble clef for SA, both for T, bass clef for B
  • Rhythms – count-singing, clapping, singing
    • Whole, dotted half, half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth(s)
  • Spelling: spell scales in C, G, F

Ear Training

  • Intervals
    • m2, M2, P8
  • Chords
    • Identify and sing Major chord from any pitch, ascending and descending
  • Scales
    • Identify and sing Major scales
  • Audiating
    • Audiate Mi and Sol when given Do
    • Work toward audiating Re and La when given Do
    • Identify & sing Do-Mi-Sol from given major chord or major key piano intro

Sight-Singing

  • Sight-sing in major keys:
    • C, G, F
  • Do through Do in major keys
  • Steps and skips
  • Mostly unison or 2-part scores & excerpts, with some 3- or 4-part

Aural Skills Level 2 Content

Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00pm

Music Theory

  • Key signatures: identifying on staff, finding Do
    • C, G, D, A, F, Bb
  • Keys on piano
    • Identifying letter names of all 12 keys on a keyboard
  • Letter names on staff
    • One ledger line above and below staff
    • Treble clef for SA, both for T, bass clef for B
  • Rhythms – count-singing, clapping, singing
    • Dotted eighth-sixteenth combinations
      • 1 _ & a
      • 1 _ _ a
    • Introduce compound meter: 6/8, 9/8, 12/8
  • Spelling: be able to spell scales in C, G, D, A, F, Bb
  • Accidentals
    • Fi in keys of C, G, D, A, F, Bb
  • Relative minor keys
    • Identify relative minor (La) of keys of C (Am), and F (Dm)

Ear Training

  • Intervals
    • m2, M2, m3, M3, P8
  • Chords
    • Identify and sing Major chord from any pitch, ascending and descending
  • Scales
    • Identify and sing Major scales
  • Audiating
    • Easily audiate Mi and Sol when given Do
    • Audiate Re and La when given Do
    • Identify & sing Do-Mi-Sol from given major chord or major key piano intro
    • Identify & sing La-Do-Mi from given minor chord or minor key piano intro

Sight-Singing

  • Sight-sing in major keys:
    • C, G, D, A, F, Bb
  • Do through Do in major keys
  • La through La in minor keys (natural & harmonic)
  • Fi in major
  • Si in minor
  • Steps, skips, some leaps
  • Mostly 2-part scores & excerpts, with some 3- or 4-part

Aural Skills Level 3 Content

Thursdays, 6:30-8:00pm

Music Theory

  • Key signatures: identifying on staff, finding Do
    • C, G/Gb, D/Db, A/Ab, E/Eb, B/Bb, F/F#
  • Keys on piano
    • Identifying letter names of all 12 keys on a keyboard
  • Letter names on staff
    • Two ledger lines above and below staff
    • Treble clef for SA, both for T, bass clef for B
  • Rhythms – count-singing, clapping, singing
    • Dotted eighth-sixteenth combinations
      • 1 _ & a
      • 1 _ _ a
      • 1 e & _
      • 1 e _ _
    • Introduce compound meter: 6/8, 9/8, 12/8
    • Ties & syncopation
  • Spelling
    • Spell scales in C, G, D, A, E, F, Bb
  • Accidentals
    • Identify whether a natural sign means up, down, or neither in keys of C, G, D, A, E, F, Bb
  • Relative minor keys
    • Identify relative minor (La) of keys of C (Am), G (Em), D (Bm), A (F#), E (C#m), and F (Dm)

Ear Training

  • Intervals
    • m2, M2, m3, M3, P4, TT, P5, P8
  • Chords
    • Identify and sing Major & Minor from any pitch, ascending and descending
  • Scales
    • Identify and sing Major, Natural Minor, and Harmonic Minor scales
  • Audiating
    • Easily audiate Mi and Sol when given Do
    • Work toward audiating Re, Fa, La, and Ti when given Do
    • Identify & sing Do-Mi-Sol from given major chord or major key piano intro
    • Identify & sing La-Do-Mi from given minor chord or minor key piano intro

Sight-Singing

  • Sight-sing in all relevant major keys
    • C, G/Gb, D/Db, A/Ab, E/Eb, B/Bb, F/F#
  • Do through Do in major keys
  • La through La in minor keys (natural & harmonic)
  • Fi in major
  • Si in minor
  • Steps, skips, and leaps
  • Mostly 2-4 part scores & excerpts