Musicianship 4 is the last of a four-course sequence that introduces music students to musicianship. In level 4 students expand upon skills learned in Level 3, with a particular emphasis on more chromatic harmonic materials, including listening, sight-singing, rhythm, inner ear hearing, intonation, part-singing, dictation, music theory, analysis, ostinato work and mixed meter conducting. Intervals from the harmonic and melodic minor, chord progression dictations with inversions and augmented 6th chords are introduced. More idiomatic jazz chord progressions are introduced, as well as more improvisational and other jazz stylistic strategies. Other topics introduced in this course are the application of solfege to chromatic music, intervals outside a given tonality, octatonic scales and 12-tone rows.
Course code: MUSC 2401
Length: 60.0 hours
CorequisitesIt is highly recommended (but not required) that students also take MUSC 2403 Theory and Practice of Music 4 concurrently.
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.