Melodic Dictation Scoring Methods - An Exploratory Study

Author(s): 
Jeffrey L. Gillespie
Volume: 
15
Year: 
2001
Material: 
Abstract: 

The task of melodic dictation has long been an established component of the aural skills curriculum, having e earned its place as a valuable and multi-faceted learning tool (see Rogers [1984], Karpinski [1990]). An entire chapter is devoted to melodic dictation in Karpinski (2000), where the author calls the task "an important focal point of undergraduate music training" and states: "Working with melodic dictation can help to develop some very important musical skills such as musical attention, extractive listening, short-term musical memory, musical understanding, and notation."