Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Ear Training 18201/3300/2425/1/43
Study guide

Ear Training 1

Academic year 2024-25
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, programme stage 1
    • Compostion
    • Instrumental / Vocal Studies
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
Co-ordinator: Proot Stephanie
Other teaching staff: Abrath Edwig, Collier Tom, Maus Peter
Languages: Dutch
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2024 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Possibility of deliberation: You have to pass this course unit (will never be deliberated).
Total study time: 90,00 hours


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Learning outcomes (list)

2.1 The student masters the musical parameters and structures.
The student recognises and knows the applicability of musical parameters in the Baroque period.
The student can name, play back and sing in tune all the major and minor scales and all modes.
2.5b The student recognises musical material on hearing it.
The student can name, play back and note cadences in a tonal context.
The student can name and note simple triads and dominant seventh chords in a tonal context.
The student can name, play back and note intervals and chords in a tonal context.
The student can note from memory an unmeasured series of notes in a tonal context.
The student can note a one- or two-voice rhythmic series of notes in a tonal and metrical context.
The student can note elementary binary and ternary rhythmic patterns

Course content

Read the vademecum.

- recognise and name, replay and intonate the intervals second to octave in all qualities
- replaying and notation from memory of 'random lines' (melodic lines, max. 10 notes for Level I)
- recognition, naming and intonation of the triads in root position and inversions and of four-note chords in root position
- replaying triads with changing notes (max. 2 consecutive)
- replay of a series of diphthongs (max 5) with common note
- chord dictation (triads and dominant 7 chord in root position) with given bass or soprano voice
- recognition, naming, repetition and intonation of all major and minor third scales + all modes: Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian, Locrian, Ionian; pentatonic (Hemitonic and Anhemitonic), octotonic, gypsy Romanian (=Germanic) and Hungarian, mixed, Hexatonic
- replay of short tonal melodic fragments (theme dictation) + transpose
- notation of one-voice + two-voice tonal theme dictation and correction dictation with the intervals consciously seen (homophonic and polyphonic), both from the piano and via CD fragments
- recognition and naming of cadences
- construction of listening skills on the basis of music fragments from different styles, cultures... via CD recording

Study material (text): Mandatory

P. Chépélov: La dictée en musique, part 3
EarMaster computer programme: students can download a copy free of charge through the school version
Own syllabus for music theory, fill-in-the-blank exercises and coordination exercises (rhythmics)
Exercise material on Digitap

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Lectures and / or tutorials45,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours45,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Eerste examenperiodeArtistic skills assessment during the examination series60,00
Eerste examenperiodeArtistic skills assessment permanently during class weeks (Permanent evaluation)40,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodArtistic skills assessment during the examination series100,00