Solfeggio III

Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre
Aim of the subject: This 1-year course is designed for wind, percussion, voice and choir conducting majors, and aims at developing musical hearing and attention and perception of harmony, as well as memory and analysing skills. The course includes 1. 2-voice dictations in a simple or composite meter which can include secondary dominants. 2. Listening and writing down chord progressions, including step-by-step modulations. 3. Singing seventh chords on all scale degrees. 4. Sight-singing of 1- or 2-voice exercises. 5. Singing exercises in C clefs. 6. Exercises and dictations of rhythm.
Well-established knowledge of the basic elements of music theory and solfeggio, see the description of Solfeggio II in the course repository.
On completion of the course, the student will be able to - sing 1-voice exercises - sing 2-voice exercises as a duet or play the 2nd voice on the piano - transpose singing exercises - sing, as arpeggios, secondary dominants with their resolutions and modulations into closely related keys - sing chords, as arpeggios, learnt in the classes

Further information

  • assessment
    Exam with grade E
  • level
  • Completed Semester
  • How many semesters does the course last?
  • hours per week
    2x45 minutes
  • Link of the course
  • Target group of course
    Instrumentalists, beginner
    Music theory students, beginner
  • credits
  • Type of Course
  • Degree Level
  • Course
  • students #
    3-6 student
  • Hours per year
    Eespere, René. Prima Vista? Tallinn: Eres Estonia 1994 Edlund, Lars. Modus Novus. Stockholm: Nordiska Musikförlaget 1963 Raitio, Seija-Sisko. Lectio Sonorum II. Helsinki: Fazer Floss, G. Harmoonilised Järgnevused. [Harmonic progressions] Tallinn: 1977 Eespere René. Prima Volta, Tallinn 2010 Jersild, Jörgen. Polyrythmik. Oslo: Norsk Musikforlag
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Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre


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