Developing Aural Skills is a four-volume set of Ear-Training workbooks, designed for the traditional college-level aural skills course sequence.Each volume has elements of rhythm, melody, harmony, and error detection.The first half of the book is made up of classroom dictation and error detection exercises. The second half provides exercises that can be used for homework.
The two audio CDs included in each student book provide audio tracks for the homework section.Each book is divided into three units, with optional cumulative review assignments at the end of each unit. Cost to Student - $39.95 each(suggested retail price) plus shipping and sales tax, if applicable.
Volume I covers diatonic material in major and minor keys, ranging from very easy (simple meter, beat division, melodies with skips in the tonic chord) to slightly harder (beat subdivision and skips in V, V7, and IVchords).
Volume II adds more complex rhythm, less common time signatures, seventh chords, harmonic sequences, two-voice contrapuntal melodic exercises, non-chord tones, and melodic material with chromatic tones.
Volume III includes more difficult rhythm, modulation to closely-related keys (modulating melodies and modulating harmonic progressions), secondary chords, and Neapolitan and borrowed chords.
Volume IV finishes diatonic harmony with augmented sixth chords, modulations to remote keys, enharmonic modulations, and proceeds beyond diatonic harmony to melodies based on scale forms other than major and minor, non-tertian harmony, and atonal material.
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