Writing Scales

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

This exercise takes a little practice.  Here are a few helpful hints:
In order to choose a note without an accidental, just click the middle button (like C-Do)
If you want a C#, you will click the box that is a sharp sign under the C.
If you want a Db, you will click the box that is a flat sign under the D.

Identify Parallel and Relative Minor Scales

Complete these exercises on different days.
On a piece of manuscript paper, write the following scales:

Exercise 1

  • D Major
  • D Major’s parallel minor (harmonic form)
  • Eb Major
  • Eb Major’s parallel minor (harmonic form)
  • B Major
  • B Major’s relative minor (natural form)

Exercise 2

  • Ab Major
  • Ab Major’s relative minor (natural form)
  • A Major
  • A Major’s relative minor (harmonic form)
  • E Major
  • E Major’s parallel minor (melodic form)

Write Major, minor, Perfect Intervals

Go to Teoria Interval Construction.
Intervals:  All Major intervals, all minor, and all perfect intervals
Accidentals: Choose Sharps and Flats.
Direction: Choose Both
Check  and set the box to say Stop the exercise after 7 minutes.
Maximum time to answer: Do not check this box.
OK
Record your score.

Write Aug 4ths, 5ths, 8ths

Go to Teoria Interval Construction.
Intervals: Only Aug 4, 5 and Dim. 4, 5 and Perfect 4, 5.
Accidentals: Box
Stop exercise after: 5 minutes.
OK
Record your score.
(Unfortunately, this website does not allow you to drill Dim. and Aug. 8ths)

Write M, m, Aug., dim. Triads in Inversions

Go to Teoria Triad Construction Exercise.
Make sure ALL triads are checked (major, minor, augmented, diminished)
Make sure ALL inversions are checked
Under Accidentals, choose Sharps and Flats.
Stop exercise after 10 minutes.
Maximum time to answer: 30 seconds (you can change this as necessary)
Click OK.

When Teoria shows you something like this: Bb min/Db, ,remember that they want an Bb minor chord with an Db on the bottom (making it a 1st inversion triad).  Remember that + means augmented.

Write White Key Dom 7th Chords in Inversions

Go to Teoria 7th Chord Construction.
Choose Dominant 7th Chords.
Choose all inversions.
Accidentals: Choose sharps and flats.  (Note: For MP, you will only need to make dominant sevenths whose root is a white key.  This exercise will use some chords whose root is a black key.  Make a note about how many ones with white roots you get right and how many you get wrong.)
Stop exercise after: 7 minutes
Maximum time to answer: I would start by not checking this box.  As you get better, you may want to try this starting at 60 seconds, then decreasing by 10 seconds on each subsequent exercise.
Choose OK.
Record your score.

Identify Dominant 7ths, Major 7ths, and minor 7th Chords

(Root position, Any key)
Go to MusicTheory.net Exercise 1.
Do this exercise for 10 minutes.
Remember to look at the triad first.
Is it Major?  Then it could be a dominant or a Major 7th. Go ahead and check the 7th.
Is it minor?  Then it must be a minor 7th for this exercise.
Record your score.

Go to Musictheory.net Exercise 2 (this is harder than exercise 1).
Do this exercise for 10 minutes.
Remember to look at the triad first.
Is it Major?  Then it could be a dominant or a Major 7th. Go ahead and check the 7th.
Is it minor?  Then it must be a minor 7th for this exercise.
Record your score.

Identify Major, minor, Perfect Intervals by Ear

(Up and down, distance and quality)

Go to MusicTheory.net Interval Ear Training
Do this exercise for 7 – 10 minutes.   You may choose to have the interval repeat and play up to 3 times.
Record your score.  Make note of the ones with which you had difficulty.

Form

Coming soon…
Number a separate sheet of paper 1-5.
Listen to the following pieces and write down if they are Binary, Ternary, Rondo, or Sonata-Allegro).  DO NOT look at the site.  Simply click the Example and listen to what is played.

Example 1
Example 2
Example 3
Example 4 (just listen to the 1st movement…about 3 minutes long)
Example 5

Texture

Number a separate sheet of paper 1-7.
Identify the texture as thin, thick/full, or imitative.  Try to click on these and only listen to the performance (do not watch it or look at the title until after you answer.)

Example 1
Example 2
Example 3 (just the first piece)
Example 4
Example 5
Example 6

Tonality

Coming soon…
Identify the piece as Major, minor, or modal.

Melodic Dictation

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Students: Here are the things to keep in mind for Level 8:

  • Each example will begin on the tonic
  • Each example will include the dominant note below the tonic
  • The examples may include dotted quarters
  • The examples will use intervals through 5ths

Short Samples

Print this Level 8A 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 8A Melodic Short Sample 1
Level 8A Melodic Short Sample 2
Level 8A Melodic Short Sample 3
Level 8A Melodic Short Sample 4

Full Exercises

Print this Level 8B Melodic Dictation page.
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 8B Melodic Sample 1
Level 8B Melodic Sample 2
Level 8B Melodic Sample 3
Level 8B Melodic Sample 4

Rhythm Dictation

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Short Samples

Print this Level 8 Short Rhythmic Dictation and notate the following rhythms on this worksheet.

Level 8 Rhythm Short Number 1
Level 8 Rhythm Short Number 2
Level 8 Rhythm Short Number 3
Level 8 Rhythm Short Number 4

Full Exercises

Print this Level 8B Rhythmic Dictation and notate the following rhythms on this worksheet.

Exercise 1 Level 8 Rhythmic
Exercise 2 Level 8 Rhythmic
Exercise 3 Level 8 Rhythmic
Exercise 4 Level 8 Rhythmic