Theory: Harmony / Ear Training I
👂 Module 05

Learning Outcome:

  • The students will be able to identify sing, transcribe and notate all the simple and compound intervals.
  • They will be able to identify, build, sing and notate all the modes of the Ionian system and their tetra-chords as well as all the pentatonic modes.
  • They will be able to identify, notate and sing all the triads of the Ionian system in all their inversions.
  • They will be able to identify, sing, build and notate all the seventh chords, including their inversions, contained in the Ionian system and notate the correct voicings on the piano staff.
  • They will also be able to transcribe simple melodies and the chords contained in the Ionian system.

Module Description:

This Module has a duration of 2 semesters and consists of two courses, Harmony I and Ear Training I. The contact teaching time for each course is 45 minutes per week and is evaluated through written and aural exams at the end of each semester.


  • Martin Lillich
  • Abiy Woldemariam
  • Will Ramsay

Total Credit Points: 8


The film shown here shows an extract from the Harmony program designed for the Global Music Campus. It is intended for use in music schools in Africa. This course is a step by step introduction to functional harmony. The course concentrates on developing the students harmonic knowledge freed from a cultural context (Western Music), allowing them to use these tools to write their own music and expand their harmonic vocabulary in an African context. The course was designed as a practical program. As singing solfa is a very important part of music making in Africa and instruments are sometimes difficult to obtain the harmony classes involve lots of singing so that students can hear the harmony and work without instruments.