General instructions for melodic dictation

  • In the first few chapters, you will only be required to use protonotation (see Instructional Videos)

  • Once you begin standard notation, the information you need 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)

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

CHAPTER 1: Introduction to rhythm protonotation

  • Only protonotation of rhythm

  • Major mode; simple meter; all excerpts are 4 measures long

Chapter 1.1 Alto Sax -
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Chapter 1.2 Cello -
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Chapter 1.3 Clarinet -
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CHAPTER 2: Introduction to pitch protonotation

  • Only protonotation of pitch

  • Major mode; simple meter; all excerpts are 4 measures long

Chapter 2.1 Viola -
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Chapter 2.2 Clarinet -
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Chapter 2.3 French Horn -
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CHAPTER 3: Combining pitch and rhythm protonotation

  • Protonotation of both pitch and rhythm

  • Major mode; simple meter; all excerpts are 4 measures long

Chapter 3.1 Trombone -
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Chapter 3.2 Cello -
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CHAPTER 4: Subdivisions of the beat in simple meter

  • Protonotation of both pitch and rhythm

  • Major mode; simple meter; all excerpts are 4 measures long

Chapter 4.1 French Horn -
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Chapter 4.2 Trombone -
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CHAPTER 5: Introduction to standard notation

  • Standard (normal) notation of both pitch and rhythm (for the rest of the exercises for all chapters)

  • Major mode; simple meter; all excerpts are 4 measures long

Chapter 5.1 Clarinet - /4; 4 sharps
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Chapter 5.2 Cello - /8; 4 flats
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CHAPTER 6: Introducing large skips between tonic triad members: do, mi, and sol

  • See previous instructions (i.e. use standard notation for all remaining exercises for all chapters)

  • Major mode; simple meter; all excerpts are 4 measures long

Chapter 6.1 Cello - /4; 3 flats
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Chapter 6.2 Clarinet - /4; 3 flats
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CHAPTER 7: Introduction to longer dictations

  • Major mode; simple meter; all excerpts are 8 measures long

Chapter 7.1 Alto Sax - /4; 1 flat
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Chapter 7.2 Cello - /8; 2 flats
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CHAPTER 8: Introducing dots with longer dictations

  • Major mode; simple meter; all excerpts are 6 - 8 measures long

Chapter 8.1 Viola - /4; 2 flats
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Chapter 8.2 Clarinet - /4; 1 sharp
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CHAPTER 9: Introducing ties with longer dictations

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

Chapter 9.1 Trombone - /4; 1 sharp
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Chapter 9.2 Clarinet - /4; 1 flat
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CHAPTER 10: Leaps to members of the V chord: ti and re

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

Chapter 10.1 French Horn - /4; 1 flat
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Chapter 10.2 Trombone - /2; 2 sharps
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CHAPTER 11: Introduction to compound meter

  • Major mode; compound meter; all excerpts are 4 measures long

Chapter 11.1 Clarinet - /8; 2 sharps
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Chapter 11.2 Viola - /16; 4 sharps
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