Aural Perception Worksheets - Semester 1 Student

These Aural Perception Worksheets are intended for advanced high school or college ear-training practice in a classroom setting. Structured in four units per semester and five lessons per unit, they pair well with most online or computer-based individual dictation software and sequence comparably to the most popular sight-singing texts. As follows are the skills drilled in units 1-4 (semester one).

Unit 1
- Intervals – m2, M2, m3, M3 (identify and notate; harmonic and melodic)
- Scales – major and minor (3 forms); ascending only
- Melodic Dictation – simple meter; stepwise; within an 8ve; major
- Rhythmic Dictation – simple meter with beat division

Unit 2
- Triads – major, minor, augmented, diminished
- Intervals – m2, M2, m3, M3, P4, TT, P5
- Scales – major and minor (3 forms); ascending or descending
- Melodic Dictation – simple meter; within an 8ve; includes tonic triad skips; major
- Rhythmic Dictation – compound meter with beat division

Unit 3
- Triads – major, minor, augmented, diminished
- Intervals – m2, M2, m3, M3, m6, M6, m7, M7
- Melodic Dictation – simple or compound meter; within an 8ve; includes tonic triad skips; minor
- Harmonic Dictation – seven chord progressions; tonic/dominant only; root position chords; major or minor

Unit 4
- Triads – Major, minor, Augmented, diminished; root position or 1st inversion
- Intervals – up to P8 (identify/notate; melodic only)
- Melodic Dictation – simple or compound meter; includes tonic and dominant triad skips; major or minor
- Rhythmic Dictation – simple meter; beat subdivision
- Harmonic Dictation – seven chord progressions; tonic, dominant, and subdominant; root position chords; major or minor
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