The Musical Dictation: Tonal Ear Training website is designed for the college music student to practice music dictation independently in the lab or outside class hours, or for anyone else wishing to enhance their musical skills.

This website consists of three categories of dictation—melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic—that are divided into four levels.  Each level corresponds to one semester of a pre-university college program in music.  Each section is further divided into several chapters that address specific concepts, all presented in a logical progression to promote the solid and continuous development of aural dictation.

In order to use the contents of this site effectively, one must already be familiar with the rudiments of music, including clefs, accidentals, scale degrees, intervals and their qualities, time signatures, and note values.

The Musical Dictation: Tonal Ear Training website is user-friendly and does not require any specialized software.  The dictations are in MP3 format and can be downloaded onto a computer or digital music player.  The answer keys and a table of contents are also available in PDF format and can be downloaded and printed as needed.