Practice in the critical listening and transcription of popular music. Advanced topics in rhythm and meter, timbre, chromatic and extended harmonies, and melody. Building on transcription skills acquired in Aural Skills I and II, students learn techniques for transcribing recorded vocal and instrumental material in popular music. Defined broadly, “popular music” includes pop, rock, hip hop, R&B, blues, rap, disco, indie, metal, jazz, folk, and musical theater and film repertoire. The course will culminate in a final transcription project.