Writing Scales – Major, minor, whole-tone, chromatic, modal, pentatonic

Go to Teoria Writing Scales.
Scales: Major, Minor, Major scale modes, Pentatonic scale
Tempo: Medium
Stop exercise after: 5 minutes
Maximum Time: leave this unchecked
Record your score.

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Writing Scales Exercise 1

Write the following scales and modes on a piece of manuscript paper:

  • C Melodic Minor
  • C# Pentatonic
  • F# Whole Tone
  • G Chromatic (1 octave ascending and descending)
  • Ab Major

Writing Scales Exercise 2

Write the following scales and modes on a piece of manuscript paper:

  • F# melodic minor
  • G harmonic minor
  • D whole tone
  • Eb pentatonic
  • C pentatonic

Writing Scales Exercise 3 (focus on modes)

  • C phrygian
  • G lydian
  • F Aeolian
  • E mixolydian
  • Ab Ionian
  • F# locrian
  • C# dorian

Identify 7th Chords

Go to Level 1 7th Chord ID
This helps you identify Major, minor, dominant, half-diminished, and fully diminished 7th chords in root position.

Go to Level 2 7th Chord ID
This helps you identify Major, minor, dominant, half-diminished, and fully diminished 7th chords in root position and inversions.

Write 7th Chords

Go to Teoria 7th Chord Construction.
Choose Dominant 7th, Major 7th, Minor 7th, Half-diminished 7th, Diminished 7th chords.
Choose all inversions.
Accidentals: Choose sharps and flats.
Stop exercise after: 7 minutes
Maximum time to answer: I would suggest not checking this box.
Choose OK.
Record your score.

Analyze Chords in a Hymn

Hymn Analysis 1
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Hymn Analysis 2
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Identify Key, Mode, Scale in Music Excerpt

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Listening Analysis

Listen to the following musical examples. On a separate piece of paper, comment on each of these individual elements for each piece (See notes in parentheses for suggestions on what to address):

  • Pulse (Suggest a meter for the piece, but also discuss the pulse in terms of simple and compound meter, large beats and small subdivisions, etc.)
  • Tempo (Suggest an italian term or other tempo term for the piece)
  • Texture (Is it thin, thick, imitative? Is it Monophonic, Homophonic, Polyphonic?)
  • Melody (In which hand does the melody lie? Is the melody conjunct or disjunct? Is the melody tonal, chromatic, atonal?)
  • Tonality/harmony (Is it composed with mostly tonal harmony, a bit of chromaticism, a lot of chromaticism, atonal? Is it major, minor, modal?)
  • Form (Is it binary, ternary, sonata-allegro, theme and variations, through-composed, etc.?)
  • Style (Suggest a time period from which it might have come: Baroque, Classical, etc.)

Listening Example 1

Listening Example 2

Listening Example 3 (Only listen until 6:50 as there are 2 pieces here)

Listening Example 4

Listening Example 5 (only listen to the first piece)

Melodic Dictation

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Short Exercises

Print this Level 10A Short Melodic Dictation to practice the “typical” melodic patterns that may occur in the longer exercises.
Listen to the samples below and notate them on your paper. (You do not need to pause and play the samples again. It will be repeated 4 times for you.)

Level 10A Melodic Short Sample 1
Level 10A Melodic Short Sample 2
Level 10A Melodic Short Sample 3
Level 10A Melodic Short Sample 4

Full Exercises

Print this Level 10B Melodic Dictation to practice the “typical” melodic patterns that may occur in the longer exercises.
Listen to the samples below and notate them on your paper. (You do not need to pause and play the samples again. It will be repeated 4 times for you.)

Level 10B Melodic Exercise 1
Level 10B Melodic Exercise 2
Level 10B Melodic Exercise 3
Level 10B Melodic Exercise 4