MUSP4162 - Aural training B


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Practical exam piano 1/2 10 minutes
Exercises 1/2

Course content

Aural training B is a continuation of Aural training A. The students work with the basic elements melody, rythm, harmony and sound, including improvisation in a broad specter of expressions from within a from the classical tradition to popular music, including modality and free-tonal music. By a performative approach, the subject aims to contribute to consciousness-raising and to make the many parameters of expression in music come to life, across the borders of styles and genre. Piano is a essential tool in the instruction.

Learning outcome


The candidate:

  • has knowledge about the distinctive features in different stylistic expressions of music, including scale, building chords, rhythm and other central parameters of expression
  • is highly conscious about the importance of aural skills in her/his own everyday life as a musician
  • has good strategies and methods for working with music based on the skills in aural training
  • has knowledge about several sources of knowledge, including books and digital tools.


The candidate:

  • can learn and perform sonorous and/or written music based on listening and musical imagination
  • has trained skills in active listening and can reflect on a broad specter of stylistic and expressional characteristics in sonorous or written music
  • can use the ear and understanding of music in a performative perspective
  • can use piano as a visualizing tool in her/his work with aural training, and also master figure playing and simple accompaniment in different genres
  • can simplify a written accompaniment part

Learning methods and activities

- 60 minutes per week in groups of up to 8 students. 12 weeks autumn and 12 weeks spring.

- 30 minutes per week piano in groups of up to 3 students, on acoustic pianos. Chord symbols and simple accompaniment are emphasized.

Compulsory assignments

  • Satisfactory participation in compulsory instruction

Further on evaluation

Assessment: Weekly assignments and satisfactory participation in compulsory instruction.

Practical exam on piano, 10 minutes.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Music Performance Studies (BMUSP)

Required previous knowledge

Passed MUSP4153 or similar course.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Music Performance Studies
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Music


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Exercises 1/2
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Practical exam piano 1/2
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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