Ear Training 2 from various professors – 30-hour module – CFA 4

Form: 30 hours
CFA: 4
Teachers: Antonio Solimene, Claudio Ricci, Roberto Ruggeri, and Francesco Luzzio
Frequency: Weekly and twice a week
Entry Requirements: Ear Training 1 or Entrance Exam
Class size: 15 students
Places available: 6
Limitations: Open to students in the academic courses of sound technician and/or electronic music. Also open to students as a personalized course for an additional fee (for information on costs, contact the Educational Secretariat).



  1. Solfeggio spoken: C. Ricci, “Ear training 1”
  2. Rhythmic solfeggio: D. Agostini “Solfeggio Ritmico Vol.1”, all – “Vol.2”, deepening of the compound times
  3. Solfeggio sung: Diatonic and chromatic intervals within the octave in tones up to 4-5 alterations, major, natural minor, harmonic and melodic. (recommended texts: Pozzoli I corso, Pozzoli App. to I corso, Lazzari, Silvestri.)
  4. Introduction to the Do mobile

Ear training

  1. Melodic dictation: 8-bar melodies (R. Ruggieri dictates) or short melodic fragments (lick) in classical and modern style (major and minor pentatonic) in keys (major and minor) up to 4-5 alterations
  2. Rhythmic Dictation: Figures taken from the text. D. Agostini “Vol.1”, all – “Vol.2”, in-depth study of compound times
  3. Recognition of concatenated bi-chords, in isorhythmic (semibreve versus semibreve) and floral (dictated in 2 voices) style
  4. Harmonic Dictation:
  5. Triad revolt on note date
  6. Seventh agreements of I – II – III and IV species.
  7. Dictation of harmonic functions: Short harmonic sequences (4-8 bars) built on the most common harmonic even with the use of revolutions (in various major and minor keys).

For this writing, we will make the slash and rhythmic notation with the chords of the chords.

Transcripts of easy tracks with triadic harmony taken from the national and international pop repertoire With the use of the instrument.

During the year students will be invited to pay attention to rhythmic drum grooves and possible bass riffs, trying to transcribe them. The work done at home will have delivered the lesson before the final exam and will average with the grades. (The student who does not deliver work cannot be admitted to the exams)


Classification of the times:

  • simple irregular times: numerator 5-7
  • Compound irregular times: numerator 15-21
  • Relationships between simple and compound irregular times

Analysis of times based on:

  • Unit of measurement (or measure)
  • Unit of time (or movement or division)
  • Subdivision unit (first and second degree)

Irregular figures:

  • Triplets in two and four or Sextuplets
  • Duple
  • Quadruplets
  • Quintuplets (in a time)
  • Weeks (in a time))
  • Abbreviations and conventional signs
  • Embellishments (outline)
  • Musical trends
  • Derived and subordinate times
  • Dynamic and expression signs


C. Ricci, “Ear training 1” 

D. Agostini “Solfeggio Ritmico Vol.1”, all – “Vol.2”,


Written and Verbal Exam