#1
So as the day the ap music theory approaches, I'm progressively getting more and more worried. In class we practice with previous free response questions and I just can't seem to get the notation portions.

Does anyone have any tips for those?
If you don't know what I'm talking about, there's a section where you have to notate a melody that is played to you as well as a section where you have to notate the soprano and bass lines along with the chord analysis.
#2
Practice, practice, practice. You're talking about dictation correct? There is no way around dictation other than practicing and practicing.
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#3
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Practice, practice, practice. You're talking about dictation correct? There is no way around dictation other than practicing and practicing.


Yeah that what I'm talking about. Would you say its better to get rhythm first before starting on pitch?
#4
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1305659

My experience is in here somewhere (since I did post the thread...)

EDIT:
Quote by xGoozx
Yeah that what I'm talking about. Would you say its better to get rhythm first before starting on pitch?

Rhythm. And then bass and melody is what always helped me. After that, just fill in everything else.
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#5
Quote by xGoozx
Yeah that what I'm talking about. Would you say its better to get rhythm first before starting on pitch?



Hmmm. Yeah. If you can't get the rhythm down, you'll be even more wrong. But they do judge you on contour as well. It's all important. But yeah, start with rhythm.
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#6
Teoria.com has some ear training exercises
You can practice there.
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#7
notate the rhythm, then the melody in solfege syllables (if you know them) or interval designations (root, 2nd, third etc.) above the staff, then fill in the notation after your done dictating (make sure to avoid mistakes).
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#8
Well, like everyone else has said, you just have to practice.

A really good site we used in my music theory class is, ironically enough, musictheory.net ha

It's a great site with lessons to not only teach you but also get reacquainted with stuff you kind of forgot.

The exercise section is great, their should be rhythm section, I believe.
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