Musicianship & Aural Training for the Secondary School - Level 3 Student Book Elite Version, 2nd edition

SKU 978-0-9775597-4-9

This Level Three Student Book 2nd Ed. Elite Version includes

  • the Student Book – Elite Version,
  • the MP3 files for Dictations (2nd Ed) (via the download link),
  • the fully interactive PDF of the Student (Elite) book (via the download link), – containing live links to ALL Level 3 Digital Resources including Videos and MP3 files for transcriptions exercises (CD tracks),
  • PLUS access to all 2nd Edition Level 3 Digital Resources

The “Musicianship & Aural Training for the Secondary School” Level 3 Student Book (2nd Ed) Elite Version consists of 16 sections with six lessons in each section: one each dealing with rhythm, scales, intervals, melody, chords and chord progressions PLUS a NEW “Revision & Practice Questions” page to complete each section.

The Interactive PDF

Access the fully interactive PDF (with hyperlinks to all additional material – videos, worksheets etc) as well as digital and online resources by registering your access number on the bottom right hand corner of the title page. To register your book go to 

Icons Linking to Online Resources

Throughout this book you will find icons in the left margins of each page. (In the case of mp3 files for transcriptions (CD tracks) these icons are found towards the right of the page next to each relevant exercise). These icons, in the interactive PDF, link directly to the relevant online file, when clicked.


The rhythm lessons in this text contain clear and concise academic information and explanations. Following every new rhythm taught are many rhythmic examples designed for students to perform – helping to cement their understanding of the new rhythmic element. At the end of each lesson is a worksheet with theory and aural transcription exercises beginning with easy simple and compound time rhythms such as crotchets (quarter notes) and quavers (eighth notes) up to very complex rhythms including syncopation, ties, mixed metre etc.

Scales, Intervals and Melody

The scales, interval and melody lessons deal with diatonic, pentatonic, modal, chromatic and other scale forms, all diatonic and chromatic intervals and melodies for practising and transcribing in all taught keys. Worksheets follow each lesson giving visual and aural analysis exercises for recognising the tonality of melodies, writing intervals and interval recognition exercises and practicing the skills required for melodic transcriptions. These melodic transcriptions begin with simple single line dictations and moves in sequential steps to more complex two, three and four part dictations.

Chords and Chord Progressions

The chords and chord progression lessons give students a theoretical and aural understanding of the commonly found chord types (including 7th chords) and teaches students to write and recognise (transcribe) these chords within diatonic chord progressions.

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