Contemporary Aural Course Preparatory for Beginners
By Margaret Brandman.
This set moves at a slow pace which is suitable for novice musicians. The transcription shorthand for rhythm dictation is demonstrated stage by stage. Students are prepared for the faster pace of Set One.
1) Introduction to Pitch, Rhythm and Harmony. High and Low sounds, Direction 2) Simple Rhythm
3) Listening to and Writing Steps
4) Introduction to the Rhythm Shorthand
5) Listening to the first five intervals: Same, Step, Skip, Skip-plus-one, Jump (Prime, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th) Singing the Major scale and intervals up to a fifth 6) Faster Rhythm transcription