Tune your ear with these fun topics
There are 59 topics in Auralia®, divided into seven groups: Rhythm, Intervals & Scales, Chords, Harmony & Form, Pitch & Melody, Repertoire and Musical Elements.
Auralia® covers all your ear training needs with real audio and notation, linked to relevant curriculum.
Enter the rhythm on a score.
- Notes & rests up to 32nd notes
- 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/8, 7/8 etc
- Tuplets & syncopation
Identify the time signature of a rhythm or a melody.
Tap back the rhythm played.
Identify alterations between two rhythms played.
Identify the rhythm pattern played.
Two-Part Rhythmic Dictation
Enter the rhythms on a score, two parts!
Rhythm Element Dictation
Identify the rhythm played using rhythmic blocks.
Tap back the rhythm played.
Identify the style of the short musical excerpt.
Intervals & Scales
Sing the notes of a certain scale shown on screen.
- Scales ascending and descending
- Modes ascending and descending
- Starting note within vocal range or fixed
Identify which interval is larger or smaller.
Sing the interval that is played or shown on screen.
Identify an interval using a piano keyboard or guitar fretboard.
Sing the second note of a required interval shown on screen.
Identify jazz scales shown on screen using a piano keyboard or guitar fretboard.
Jazz Scale Singing
Sing the notes of a certain jazz scale shown on screen.
Identify scales shown on screen using a piano keyboard or guitar fretboard.
Listen to the extract and identify if it is major or minor.
Harmony & Form
Transcribe the notes of a 4 part harmonic progression including basic chords and inversions.
- Transcribe single or multiple parts
- Chords I through VII
- 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, from 1 to 8 bars
Advanced Part Dictation
Transcribe the notes of a 4 part harmonic progression including chromatic and mixture chords.
Identify the chord, quality & position of a 4 part
Identify the chord, quality & position of a 4 part harmonic progression.
Identify the played cadences with or without a preceding melody.
Identify the melodic motion - similar. oblique, parallel or contrary.
Pop Chord Progressions
Identify the chord, quality & position of a pop harmonic progression.
You are asked to identify the form of the melody.
You are asked to identify the form of the short piece played.
Identify the progression played by entering the individual chords, or from multiple choice.
Identify the type of modulation or the final key of the two part example played.
Pitch & Melody
Enter the played melody on a score.
- Treble & Bass clef
- Lessons with notation & playback
- Ledger lines & accidentals
Identify the exact notes that have been played, or the frequency (if waves are used). You may also be asked to sing back a given note, in a certain octave.
Atonal Melodic Dictation
Enter the played atonal melody on a score.
Identify the contour of the excerpt, monophone and homophonic excepts are used.
Sing the upper or lower notes of the short two part phrase played.
Identify alterations between two melodies played.
Sing the individual notes of a two or three note chord played.
Two Part Melodic Dictation
Enter the played melody on a score, two parts!
Compare the pitch of two notes and identify if the second note is higher, lower or the same as the first.
Identify the pitch of each note in a melody played by clicking the notes in on the staff or selecting the scale degree for each note.
Sing back the note played.
Sing back a melody using your microphone.
Compare the two notes and identify if the second note is sharp, flat or in tune.
What is the name of the played piece?
Who composed the played work?
What type of ensemble played the work?
Recognise the type of articulation in a played extract.
Identify dynamics and changes in dynamics.
Identify changes of tempo.
Texture & Density
Recognise the texture and changes in texture.
Identify the compositional device.