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 , Karpinski ). 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."
Gillespie, Jeffrey L.
"Melodic Dictation Scoring Methods - An Exploratory Study,"
Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy: Vol. 15, Article 2.
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