Introduction to Ear Training
Professor: Todd Tarantino
Syllabus (pdf) Your current syllabus. (Updated:091412)
Columbia University's Sonic Glossary: Columbia's own resource for all manner of musical terms; illustrated with appropriate listening examples.
Recommended Pitch Pipe: The Kratt Master Chromatic Pitch Pipe with Note Selector, excellent for at home study.
Blank Staff Paper
Tonal / Melodic Practice
1-2-3 with neighbor practice
Strategies for Six
Rhythm Exercises from Jersild
Jersild's Rhythmic Supplement
More rhythm practice
Treble Clef Solfege Practice from Dandelot
Keyboard Skills Packet for Intro ET
A Guide to the Keyboard Skills Packet for Intro ET
In general all dictation assignments begin with two measures that establish the tempo and tonality. So, if the dictation is in 4/4 and in C, the first two measures would be the pitch C played in the rhythm quarter-quarter-quarter-quarter / half-half. MOst dictations also include a bass line. You are only responsible for notating the melody.
Dictation Assignment 1: 2+8 measures in 4/4 meter
The first two measures establish the pulse and the pitch level. First pitch is F. Rhythm of the first two measures is: quarter-quarter-quarter-quarter-half-half. Melody for dictation begins after these two measures.
Dictation 2: 8 measures; G major; 4/4
Dictation 3: 8 measures; E minor; 4/4
Dictation 4: 16 measures; F major; 3/4
Dictation 5: 12 measures; Bb major; 6/8
Dictation 6: 15 measures; G minor; 2/4
Dictation 7: 13 measures; Eb major; 6/8
Dictation 8: 22 measures; D major; 3/8
Answers for Dictations 1-8
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