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Weekly Dictation

Weekly dictation is a great opportunity to practice your overall sight reading skills.    There is no better practice than dictation.

Each week, choose a dictation exercise to complete. There are audio clips posted here for you to write out on staff paper. Please do not use any sound reference like keyboard, guitar or pitch pipe. You may however, stop the player as needed. The key will be given along with time signature and how many measures are expected. 2 measures of countoff will be given. 1 measure of clicks, then the next measure with the key note given. Tunes are posted on Monday morning of each week.

You may check your answers by going to the “Answers To Dictation Link” on the left sidebar. Look for the corresponding date or letter from your dictation exercise.

D–A

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D–B

Skips in the treble clef.

D–C

3/4 time with patterns.

D–D

6/8 time in the bass clef.

D–E

Two parts in 6/8 time.

D–F

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D–G

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D–H

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D–I

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D–J

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D–K

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D–L

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D–M

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D–N

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D–O

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D–P

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D–Q

Sixteenth Patterns In Bass Clef

D–R

Melodies in 3rds.

D–S

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D–T

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D–U

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D–V

Practicing intervals of 3rds

D–W

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D–X

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D–Y

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D–Z

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D–AA

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D–BB

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D–CC

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D–DD

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D–EE

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D–FF

4/4 in C.

D–GG

6/8 in Bass Clef

D–HH

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D–II

Major for Beginner, Minor for Advanced

D–JJ

Aternating Clefs

D–KK

Rests and more rests in the Bass Clef

D–LL

Syncopation in 3/4 time

D–MM

6/8 Time In Bass Clef

D–NN

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D–OO

Back and Forth

D–PP

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D–QQ

Quarter notes in both clefs.

D–RR

Easy Waltz

D–SS

Alternating Clefs

D–TT

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D–UU

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D–VV

A Key Rarely Used

D–WW

focusing on tritones

D–XX

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D–YY

Two parts in treble clef.

D–ZZ

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D–AAA

3 notes at once.

D–BBB

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D–CCC

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D–DDD

6/8 time in bass clef.

D–EEE

Syncopated Jumps.

D–FFF

Descending Interval Patterns

D–GGG

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D–HHH

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D–III

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D–JJJ

Lots Of Rests!

D–KKK

Patterns

D–LLL

Skips in the bass clef.

D–MMM

Random Intervals

D–NNN

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D–OOO

Trying both clefs in minor keys.

D–PPP

Working with intervals of 5ths.

D–QQQ

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