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CONTEXTUAL MELODIC DICTATION


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Write the melodies you hear as played in the CONTEXT of small ensembles.

Including recordings of REAL MUSICIANS playing REAL MUSIC from the standard repertoire.
Some melodies are accompanied by a more popular sound. [1]

How well can you write the melody down? Find out! It's easy:

  1. DOWNLOAD a blank answer sheet (pdf).
  2. CLICK and PLAY one of the numbers below (mp3's).
    Green numbers are free; blue numbers are for members
  3. WRITE the melody on the answer sheet.
  4. DOWNLOAD a solutions file (pdf).
  ...and 5. CHECK your answers!!

Hint: Download the mp3's to your iPod or other portable mp3 player and you can practice anywhere!

   Blank answer sheets
   Blank answer sheets, no key signatures: Transpose what you hear.
   Solutions

SET 1. Stepwise Melodies
      Traditional ensembles: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 , 11 , 12 , 13 , 14 , 15 , 16 , 17 , 18
      Back-ups by pop bands: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 , 11


SET 2. Thirds and fourth in the tonic triad
       19 , 20 , 21 , 22 , 23 , 24 , 25 , 26 , 27 , 28 , 29 , 30 , 31 , 32 , 33 , 34 , 35 , 36 , 37 , 38 , 39

SET 3. Intervals in the Dominant Seventh
       40 , 41 , 42 , 43 , 44 , 45 , 46 , 47 , 48



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[1] Contemporary pop accompaniments were composed with the help of Band-in-a-Box software.