Writing Scales – Major, minor

Go to Teoria Writing Scales.
Scales: Major, Minor
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.

Writing Modes

Take out a piece of manuscript paper.
Write the following modes:

A Aeolian
B Locrian
G Mixolydian
E Phrygian
C Ionian
F Lydian
D Dorian

Identifying Scales 

Go to Teoria Scale Identification.
Scales: Major and minor scales, Major scale modes, Pentatonic Scales
Tempo: Medium
Stop exercise after: 5 minutes
Maximum Time: leave this unchecked
Record your score.

NOTE: This exercise does not drill you on the Whole Tone scale which you will also need to know.

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 Augmented and Diminished Intervals

Go to Teoria Interval Construction.
Intervals: Only Augmented 4, 5 (this does not drill 8ths, but you will need to know this as well)
Accidentals: Choose Sharps and Flats.
Direction: Choose Both
Check  and set the box to say Stop the exercise after 5 minutes.
Maximum time to answer: Do not check this box.
Record your score.

Identify Tritones

Go to MusicTheory.net Interval Identification.
Record your score.

OR

Go to Teoria Interval ID.
Intervals: Only Augmented 4, 5
Accidentals: Choose Sharps and Flats.
Direction: Choose Both
Check  and set the box to say Stop the exercise after 5 minutes.
Maximum time to answer: Do not check this box.
Record your score.

Listening

On a separate piece of paper, please describe the following pieces using these headings and descriptive words:

  • Meter: 3/4, 4/4, 6/8, or multi-metric
  • Tempo: Choose from this list of terms: Adagio, Andante, Vivace, Allegro
  • Tonality: Major, minor, atonal, modal
  • Texture: Monophonic, Homophonic, Polyphonic
  • Form: Binary, Ternary, Fugue, Rondo, Sonata-Allegro, Through-composed
  • Style: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th Century

Music Sample 1

Music Sample 2

Listen to this one for example 2.

Music Sample 3

Music Sample 4

(just the 1st piece) Listen to this one for number 4.

Music Sample 5

Music Sample 6

Identify Key Signature of a Musical Excerpt

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Melodic Dictation

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Students, here are the things to keep in mind for Level 9:

  • Each example will begin on the tonic
  • Some examples may be in minor and will incorporate the use of melodic minor. Be sure to raise the 6th and 7th note when ascending.
  • The examples may 2 sixteenths
  • The examples will use intervals through 8ths

Short Samples

Print this Level 9A 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 9A Melodic Short Sample 1
Level 9A Melodic Short Sample 2
Level 9A Melodic Short Sample 3
Level 9A Melodic Short Sample 4

Full Exercises

Print this Level 9B 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 9B Melodic Exercise 1
Level 9B Melodic Exercise 2
Level 9B Melodic Exercise 3
Level 9B Melodic Exercise 4