Designed for first-year college music ear training programs, this workbook, now in a widely improved Second Edition, contains hundreds of dictation exercises that will help students practice hearing with more accuracy and to become more competent musicians. Special features include: VERSATILEincludes two accompanying CDs that contain all odd-numbered exercises so that students may practice at their convenience outside of class; INTERACTIVEallows students to correct their own work immediately because the answers are only inches away; ADAPTABLEcovers the basic ear training objectives common among university music theory programs; INNOVATIVEoffers a unique pedagogical approach to the teaching and learning of melodic dictation; PRAGMATICdeals with the basics of rhythm, melody, and harmony, leaving aside less-essential concepts; SELF-CONTAINEDno need for separate student and instructor manuals since CDs are included and exercises and answers appear opposite each other. The particular sequencing of the materials makes this a strong pedagogical tool because there are no frustrating quantum leaps from one concept to another. The fact that students can use this book outside of class for supplemental help and practice further attests to its versatility. The easy-to-use practice CDs contain hundreds of recorded exercises coordinated with exercise numbers in the text.
Titles of related interest also available from Waveland Press: Fish-Lloyd, Fundamentals of Sight Singing and Ear Training (ISBN 9780881337204) and Zolper, The A to Z of Music Theory Fundamentals: The Ultimate Workbook for Music Understanding (ISBN 9781478632962).