- Begin with just two or three notes at a time.
- Progress to short musical phrases.
- Continue with simple melodies.
- Advance to two-part work, and focus first on intervals (and nail down those intervals).
- Proceed to the dictation of three-part chords.
One benefit of teaching music dictation is that "the memory is being trained as well as the ear." (loc: 359)
"All the notes of the scale are contained in one or other" of the tonic, dominant, and subdominant chords. The points then to "the first principles of harmonizing melodies." (loc: 373)
note: I'm reading this book from through my Kindle app, so quotations are shown by the location in the Kindle document.
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