Ear Training, Extended Course (Instrumental)

Akademia Muzyczna im. Stanisława Moniuszki
The goal of the course is to build up the skills achieved by the students throughout the Ear Training Basic Course. The development in the field of dictation proceeds in a few various directions: 1) using more complicated texture (3-4-part) for tonal music, 2) including more complex chord structures within tonal harmony, 3) enhancing memorization skills by using 2-part texture in memory-based dictation, 4) moving from tonal music to atonality. The students also practice further their singing and sight-reading skills, also using atonal material.
Having completed the ear training basic course in their 1st year and achieved its goals, namely: - ability to notate dictations in 1-2-part texture on advanced level (including music based on extended tonality, involving modulation, key changes etc.); - ability to recognize by hearing the harmony in tonal music (basic functions, diatonic material); - ability to memorize a melody and write it down from memory; - perception and recognition of atonal material on a basic level. Having sustained and developed their other skills, inter alia: - good theoretical knowledge of tonal harmony; - good singing intonation; - good sight-reading skills.
The students have an understanding of music based on extended tonality or atonality as well as of the tonal material. They are fluent in notation of 2-part texture, also in the form of an atonal dictation or a memory-based dictation, and they have good skills in notation of 3-4-part tonal music as well. They have developed their understanding of harmony by learning to hear harmonic relations within the tonal system, including also more complicated harmonic means, like alterations, suspensions or dissonances. They have good singing skills, involving also performing atonal structures and melodies.

Further information

  • assessment
    Semester grade S
  • level
  • Completed Semester
  • How many semesters does the course last?
  • hours per week
    90 min
  • Link of the course
  • Target group of course
    Instrumentalists, beginner
  • credits
  • Type of Course
  • Degree Level
  • e-learning-elements
  • Course
  • students #
    6-15 students
  • Hours per year
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Agata Krawczyk

current position

assistant / lecturer


Akademia Muzyczna im. Stanisława Moniuszki



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