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Musical Dictation

Tonal Ear Training

Benoît Gauthier and Diane Paquette
Cégep Marie-Victorin


The Musical Dictation website is designed for the college music student to practise music dictation independently in the lab or outside class hours or for anyone else wishing to enhance their musical skills.

This website consists of three categories of dictation – melodic, rhythmic and harmonic – that are divided into four levels. Each level corresponds to one semester of a pre-university college program in music. Each section is further divided into several chapters that address specific concepts, all presented in a logical progression to promote the solid and continuous development of aural dictation.

Prerequisite: Basic music theory (clefs, accidentals, key signatures, scale degrees, qualified intervals, rhythmic nomenclatures, and note values) must be known.

The Musical Dictation website is user-friendly and does not require any specialized software. The dictations are in MP3 format and can be downloaded onto a computer or digital music player. The answer keys and a table of contents are also available in PDF format and can be downloaded and printed as needed.

French version: Dictée musicale


Auteur(s) : Benoît Gauthier and Diane Paquette
Établissement(s) : Cégep Marie-Victorin
Langue(s) : Français et Anglais
Année de publication : 2012