This is a fairly easy and convenient way for you to practice your dictation away from the classroom. A main page gives the basic setup for each passage (clef, time signature, key signature, starting note, starting rhythmic value), a link to a sound file, and links to the answer.
FIRST SEMESTER MATERIALS
Unit I: Rhythm Review
Presents short rhythmic phrases in 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4, using mostly quarter-notes and eighth-notes.
Unit II: Beginners' Melodies
Mostly stepwise figures with extremely simple rhythms.
Unit III: Tonic-based melodies
Melodies that emphasize the tonic triad in major keys.
Unit IV: 6/8 and 12/8
8 rhythmic dictations in compound meters.
Unit V: Melodies with some V
Major and minor keys.
SECOND SEMESTER MATERIALS
Unit VI: Major melodies with some IV
Fairly simple melodies with movement into the IV chord.
Unit VII: Melodies with Wicked V7 Action
These melodies include some arpeggiation of V7. Major keys.
Unit VIII: Minor Melodies
5 melodies, including one 6/8.
Unit IX: Rhythms with 16th Notes
Some short, non-syncopated rhythmic passages.
Unit X: 2-part "Counterpoint Style"
2-part passages in which the melody and bass line have mostly equal rhythmic values.
Unit IX: 2-part active melody + simple bass line
Updated for finals Spring '05