Melodic Dictation



  • Identify the Key Signature
  • Identify the starting Solfege
  • Predict possible MELODIC ENDINGS
  • Predict possible Cadential Endings
  • Measure 1 – will usually establish Key
    • DMS
    • DTD
    • DRM
  • The melody will be stepwise mostly
  • Listen for chromaticism – Secondary Dominants
  • Be Confident and write something
  • Write the rhythm as you hear it being played
  • write the solfege of the bass as it is being heard
  • use your shortcut for finding 4 possible chord options when figuring out the harmonic progression
  • think and double check your work