General instructions for dictation

  • The information you need for the dictations will be given to the right of audio title (e.g. /4; 3 flats means the time signature will feature a '4' on the bottom and the key signature will feature 3 flats)

    • Note: the key signature only applies to the opening key in modulating exercises.​

  • The opening clicks will always give you the beat unit; do not feature it in your dictation

  • Make sure all harmonic dictations include the melodic line, the bass line, and roman numerals

Answer Key:

CHAPTER 38: Dictations featuring applied dominants of ii, IV, and V

  • Major or minor mode; simple or compound meter; all excerpts are 4-7 measures long

Chapter 38.1 Cello - /4; 4 flats
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Chapter 38.2 Strings - /4; 2 flats
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CHAPTER 39: Dictations featuring applied dominants of vi

  • Major or minor mode; simple or compound meter; all excerpts are 4-7 measures long

Chapter 39.1 - Cello - /4; 1 flat
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Chapter 39.2 Strings - /4; 5 flats
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CHAPTER 40: Dictations featuring the Neapolitan chord

  • Major or minor mode; simple or compound meter; all excerpts are 4-8 measures long

Chapter 40.1 Bassoon - /8; 0 sharps/flats
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Chapter 40.2 Strings - /4; 3 flats
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CHAPTER 41: Dictations featuring modal mixture

  • Major or minor mode; simple or compound meter; all excerpts are 4-7 measures long

Chapter 41.1 Bassoon - /8; 0 sharps/flats
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Chapter 41.2 Strings - /4; 4 sharps
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CHAPTER 42: Dictations featuring augmented sixth chords

  • Major or minor mode; simple or compound meter; all excerpts are 4-7 measures long

Chapter 42.1 Woodwinds - /8; 3 sharps
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Chapter 42.2 Strings - /4; 0 sharps/flats
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CHAPTER 43: Dictations featuring applied dominants, Neapolitans, modal mixture, and augmented sixth chords

  • Major or minor mode; simple or compound meter; all excerpts are 4-7 measures long

Chapter 43.1 Strings - /4; 4 sharps
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Chapter 43.2 Strings - /4; 1 flat
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CHAPTER 44: Dictations featuring modulations to closely related keys from major

  • Starts in a major mode; simple or compound meter; all excerpts are 4-7 measures long

Chapter 44.1 Bassoon - /8; 2 flats
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Chapter 44.2 Strings - /4; 3 flats
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CHAPTER 45: Modulating dictations featuring applied chords, bII6, mixture, or Aug. 6th (from major)

  • Starts in a major mode; simple or compound meter; all excerpts are 4-8 measures long

Chapter 45.1 Stings - /4; 1 sharp
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Chapter 45.2 Strings - /4; 2 flats
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CHAPTER 46: Dictations featuring modulations to closely related keys from minor

  • Starts in a minor mode; simple or compound meter; all excerpts are 4-7 measures long

Chapter 46.1 Bassoon - /8; 2 sharps
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Chapter 46.2 Strings - /4; 4 sharps
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CHAPTER 47: Dictations featuring multiple applied dominants

  • Major or minor mode; simple or compound meter; all excerpts are 4-7 measures long

Chapter 47.1 Strings - /4; 0 sharps/flats
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Chapter 47.2 Strings - /4; 2 flats
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CHAPTER 48: Modulating dictations featuring applied dominants, bII6, and augmented sixth chords (from minor)

  • Starts in a minor mode; simple or compound meter; all excerpts are 4-7 measures long

Chapter 48.1 Strings - /4; 2 flats
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Chapter 48.2 Woodwinds - /8; 1 sharp
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CHAPTER 49: Modulating dictations that may feature multiple applied chords, bII6, modal mixture, and augmented sixth chords

  • Major or minor mode; simple or compound meter; all excerpts are 4-7 measures long

Chapter 49.1 Strings - /4; 1 sharp
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Chapter 49.2 Strings - /4; 3 flats
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