Solfeggio I

Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre
Going through the topics of music theory and applying these in practical tasks. Topics: - Accidentals, different modes of major and minor, basic triads with inversions; - Diatonic modes; - Simple intervals; - Major and minor triads and their inversions; - Augmented and diminished triads: - V7 with inversions, II7 and (>)VII7; - Diatonic and modulating sequence; - Sight-singing. Written exercises: - Dictation of learned intervals and chords and their analysis; - One-part dictations; - Simple chord progressions.
Elementary knowledge of music theory.
On completion of the MTM001 subject, the student will be able to: - sing different modes of major and minor; - sing basic triads and their inversions in keys with up to six accidentals; - sight-sing simple exercises in these keys; - sing simple sequences in the aforementioned keys; - sing diatonic modes based on these keys; - write down simple one-part dictations; - differentiate simple intervals and learned chords by ear and notate these; - differentiate intervals and learned chords in the score; - sing intervals and chords, following markings or a score, both in ascending and descending order; - sing triads and seventh chords from various steps of a given mode; - differentiate, by ear, the progressions of the learned chords and notate them as a base-line with chord symbols.

Further information

  • assessment
    Exam with grade E
  • level
  • Completed Semester
  • How many semesters does the course last?
  • hours per week
  • Link of the course
  • Target group of course
    Instrumentalists, beginner
  • credits
  • Type of Course
  • Degree Level
  • Course
  • students #
    3-6 student
  • Hours per year
    Agažanov, A. A Course of Solfeggio I part. Moscow: Muzyka 1974 Rubets. One-voice Solfeggio. Moscow: Muzyka 1966. Fridkin. Score Reading in Solfeggio. Moscow: Muzyka 1975. Edlund, Lars. Modus Novus. I and II part. Nordiska Musikförlaget 1963.
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Helin Lippmaa

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Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre


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This European project (KA 203 Strategic Partnership) created by Salvatore Gioveni promotes cross-border collaboration in the field of Music Theory through sharing knowledge and transferring pedagogical innovation. It thus responds to a lack of centralised source and framework to deepen reflection by means of cross-disciplinary study at European and international level.

There is a significant wealth of educational practices from one country to another in this sector, especially in terms of harmonic musical notation and analysis. However, HMEI's are facing the nonexistence of a European network for pedagogical staff in Music Theory so far. To improve the situation, the project will among other things develop several intellectual outputs such as Online Platform (IO 1), an EU Bibliography (IO 2), a Repository Courses (IO 3), a Multilingual Glossary (IO 4) and an Exchange Online Learning Platform.

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