Music Theory. Solfeggio. Musical dictation

National University of Arts George Enescu IASI
In the undergraduate studies, the Music Theory. Solfeggio. Musical Dictation course is taught throughout the three years of study in all the specializations included in the Faculty of Performing, Composition and Theoretical Music Studies of the "George Enescu" National University of Arts from Iași, Romania. For the specialization Music Pedagogy (with the new title – Music), the subject is part of the compulsory and fundamental group, during the six semesters the students benefit from 2 hours of the course and 2 hours of the seminar – per week. The contents of the syllabus were created by Prof. PhD Gheorghe Duţică and, depending on the evolution of the study groups, they are periodically adapted, in collaboration with the other professors – specialists in the music theory field – from the Department of Theoretical Music Studies.
Before starting the course of Music Theory. Solfeggio. Musical dictation, students must have the basic knowledge of Music Theory (Musical notation; Interval theory; Tonality; Rhythm and metrics theory) and the basic formed skills of solfeggio and musical Dictation, which are linked to the Music Theory notions.
At the end of the course, students should have the knowledge about the composing languages which are at the basis of various musical styles, but also the 20th century music in the overall view of the evolution of musical language, considering that this period of creation – with an unprecedented stylistic density in music history. The practical aim of this course is provided by the direct, permanent relation with the musical text, by means of solfeggio and musical dictation, complementary techniques of perception and representation of the audible image, an essential endeavour to any musician.

Further information

  • assessment
    Other (Formative evaluation tools (throughout the semester): [for course and applications/seminars] - Verbal observation and appreciation, evaluation test, oral examination, solfeggio and musical diction tests and exercises (melodic, harmonic, polyphonic) differentiated on structural and formative criteria, synthesis exercises and tests, musical analysis. Final evaluation tools: applied theory questionnaires and tests, verification by practical evaluation forms, first-sight solfeggio and complex and synthesis dictations. )
  • level
  • Completed Semester
  • How many semesters does the course last?
  • hours per week
    100 minutes
  • Link of the course
  • Target group of course
    Other (Students from the specialization „Music”)
  • credits
  • Type of Course
  • Degree Level
  • e-learning-elements
    Youtube and aural training apps, such as Perfect Ear or The Ear Gym.
  • Course
  • students #
    6-15 students
  • Hours per year
    56 hours
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  • evaluation grid
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Lucian Cheran

current position

Assistant Professor


National University of Arts George Enescu IASI

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