Fall 2023 Course Syllabus
Course: MUSI-1116 (Section: 1, CRN: 92768)
Sight Singing and Ear Training I
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Instructor Information
Instructor Dr. Blas Canedo Gonzalez
Email canedoba@lamarpa.edu
Phone (409) 984-6547
Office Sam and Linda Monroe Performing Arts Center - Room: 126
Office Hours Office 126, Sam and Linda Monroe Performing Arts Center.
Hours: M-W-F 8-9AM
Hours: T-TH 1-2PM
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Course Information
Description Singing tonal music in treble and bass clefs, and aural study of elements of music, such as scales, intervals and chords, and dictation of basic rhythm, melody and diatonic harmony.
Required Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Manual for Ear Training and Sight Singing, Second Edition

by Gary S Karpinski (Author, University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

ISBN: 978-0-393-89278-9

Additional Materials/Resources Paper, pencil, eraser.
Corequisites/Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes

1. Apply a method of sight singing to diatonic melodies in treble and bass clef, and oral demonstration of simple rhythms.

2. Classify elements of music, such as scales, intervals and chords. 

3. Transcribe aural rhythms and diatonic melodies.

4. Transcribe and analyze aural basic harmonic progressions.

5. Read and reproduce rhythms in various simple meters. 

Core Objectives
Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and/or visual communication.

Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.

Personal Responsibility: Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.

Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.

Social Responsibility: Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.

Lecture Topics Outline Fundaments of Meter and Rhythm
Fundaments of Pitch
Combining Pitches with Meter and Rhythm
Notation, Rhythm, meter and pitches.
The Fifteen Major keys
Identify and Label Scales, Key signatures, intervals-Major and Minor, and triads.
Sight reading Dictation, Intervals, Scales

Major Assignments Schedule Assignments,  quizzes, and Exams are announced on a weekly basis.
Final Exam is on Tuesday December 7 at 11 AM

Final Exam Date December 7, 2023 - 10:30 AM   Through  December 6, 2023 - 12:00 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B  70 - 79=C   60 - 69=D  Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
40% class assignments
30% Attendance and Participation
30% Quizzes and exams
Course Policies
Instructor Policies I will not discuss your grades over the phone or by email. If you want to discuss your grades, you must come to my office, in person.
Attendance Policy
Attendance is mandatory. If you miss more than four (4) classes during the semester you will be failing this class.
Class begins at 11 AM. Late entries into class are disruptive to those who come on time and counts as an absence.
Students are responsable follow up with the material lectured in each session.

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Institutional Policies
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ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition directly to their local health department. Students should also contact their course faculty to report their quarantine status. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings when directly exposed to COVID 19 in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Facility Policies No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSCPA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
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Grievance / Complaint / Concern If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
Department Information
Commercial Music, Visual and Performing Arts
Chair:Richard Vandewalker
Phone:(409) 984-6520