Critical Listening Involving Transposition

TI:ME Technology Strategy 7.14 Critical Listening Involving Transposition

John M. Lee
leejohnm@kent.edu
Kent State University

TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:

Electronic Musical Instruments
Notation

Level:

College

Class:

Music Theory

Equipment:

MIDI keyboards, Finale and Sibelius software, Macintosh and Dell computers, printers

Duration:

For each of four classes, 50 Minutes

Prior Knowledge and Skills:

 

  1. Facility in reading music in treble, alto, tenor, and bass clefs.
  2. Facility in writing four-part diatonic and modestly chromatic harmony for SATB voices.
  3. Knowledge of instrumental ranges and transpositions.

NAfME Standard of 1994 Addressed:

NAfME Standard of 1994: Reading and notating music.

NAfME 2014: Creating 

NAfME Standard of 1994: Listening to, analyzing and describing music.

NAfME 2014: Responding 

Materials:

 

  1. Facility in reading music in treble, alto, tenor, and bass clefs. Selected melodic and harmonic examples in one to four parts, largely diatonic but with occasional chromaticism, from appropriate historical styles.
  2. Screen and projector for demonstration.
  3. Finale and/or Sibelius software.
  4. MIDI keyboards
  5. Computers.

Objectives:

 

  1. Facility in reading music in treble, alto, tenor, and bass clefs. Beginning with melodic examples of 4-8 measures in length that do not involve transpositions, and progresing to harmonic examples of similar length in two, three, and then four parts, students will learn how to identify melodic errors that are heard and will make a designated indication for each incorrectly sounded note.
  2. Students will provide corrections for any incorrectly played notes.
  3. Students will demonstrate the ability to identify melodic errors in harmonic examples of two voics in which one voice involves transposition.
  4. Students will demonstrate the ability to identify melodic errors in harmonic examples of three voices in which one voice involves transposition.
  5. Students will demonstrate the ability to identify melodic errors in harmonic examples of four voices in which one voice involves transposition.

Procedures:

 

  1. Facility in reading music in treble, alto, tenor, and bass clefs. Using notation software, the teacher will provide a one-voice melodic example on the screen which includes melodic errors and will demonstrate the procedure for identifying errors but, at this point, not making corrections (5 minutes).
  2. Using notation software, students will identify errors in one-voice melodic examples, but, at this point, not make corrections (20 minutes).
  3. Using notation software, the teacher will demonstrate the procedure for making corrections to errors heard in a one-voice example (5 minutes).
  4. Using notation software, students will provide corrections of errors heard in one-voice melodic examples (20 minutes).
  5. The teacher will demonstrate the process for identifying errors in two-part examples in which one voice involves transposition (5 minutes).
  6. Students will identify errors in two-part examples in which one voice involves transposition (20 minutes).
  7. The teacher will demonstrate the process for making corrections to errors heard in two-part examples (5 minutes).
  8. Students will provide corrections of errors heard in two-part examples (20 minutes).
  9. The teacher will follow similar procedures for three- and four-part examples (5 minutes each).
  10. Students will follow similar procedures for three- and four-part examples (20 minutes each).

Evaluation:

Evaluation will be based on:

 

  1. Facility in reading music in treble, alto, tenor, and bass clefs. Number of appropriate errors identified by the students, and
  2. Number of appropriate correctios made by students.

Follow Up:

 

  1. Facility in reading music in treble, alto, tenor, and bass clefs. Use one-voice melodies of longer than eight measures.
  2. Use two, three, and four-part harmonic examples of more than eight measures.
  3. Use examples in one to four parts with more chromaticism.
  4. Use harmonic examples with more than one transposition.

Items to Purchase:

Macintosh or dell computers, printers, keyboards (synthesizers), Finale and/or Sibelius software.

When budget should be submitted:

No later than spring of the preceding academic year.

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