Intermediate Aural Skills

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This class continues to develop the cooperation of ear, eye, and voice initiated in Hearing and Singing and Basic Aural Skills, with an emphasis placed on harmony. The harmonic language in this level of Aural Skills broadens to incorporate an increased variety of 7th chords, as well as chromatically altered harmonies (including Neapolitan, Augmented 6th, secondary dominant, and other borrowed chords). Singing, dictations, and listening exercises of multipart and modulating music samples help realize this. Additionally, the study of rhythm will take on more challenging aspects, expanding to multiple parts. It is recommended, but not required, that this course be taken in conjunction with Advanced Theory: Advanced Tonal Theory and Composition and may be taken by any student who has completed the required theory sequence.