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Content Changes - Version 6


Auralia 6 and Musition 6 have extensive syllabus, test, quiz, worksheet and course changes.  Details below!

General Notes

  • Syllabi from V4 and V5 are now hidden and cannot be easily accessed
  • Tests and Courses using Syllabi from V4 and V5 will continue to work

New Topics

AuraliaMusition
  • Tonality
  • Two-Part Melodic Dictation
  • Two-Part Rhythmic Dictation
  • Composer Identification
  • Work Identification
  • Ensemble Identification
  • Dynamics
  • Tempo
  • Articulation
  • Texture & Density
  • Stem Direction
  • Complete the Bar
  • Ties
  • Rhythm Syllables
  • Figured Bass
  • Nonharmonic Tones
  • Piano Keyboard
  • Periods
  • Composers
  • Compositional Devices
  • Mechanical Voicings

Syllabus Changes

These syllabi have all been comprehensively revised, with improved content and level structures. Library content has been included in many topics, using notation and audio examples.

Major ChangesMinor Changes
  • Complete Syllabus
  • AP* Music Theory
  • First
  • Band
  • Jazz

Syllabus Changes - Library Integration

These topics have all had library content included in their levels, sometimes mixed with the generated content, giving students a great variety of questions. Audio and notation files have been used.

AuraliaMusition
  • Chord Progressions
  • Advanced Chord Progressions
  • Meter Recognition
  • Jazz Forms
  • Rhythm Dictation
  • Melodic Dictation
  • Atonal Melodic Dictation
  • Tonality
  • Two Part Melodic Dictation
  • Two Part Rhythmic Dictation
    • Chord Progressions (Harmonic Analysis)
    • Advanced Chord Progressions (Advanced Harmonic Analysis)

Syllabus Changes - Level Changes

Auralia TopicDetails
Chord ProgressionsLevels restructured to isolate the introduction of specific harmonic vocabulary across major and minor keys
Advanced Chord ProgressionsLevels restructured to isolate the introduction of specific harmonic vocabulary across major and minor keys
Meter RecognitionRevised to incorporate new audio based questions
Jazz Forms
Revised to incorporate new audio based questions
Chord RecognitionRevised to give more emphasis to learning the 4 main triad types before introducing inversions
Tonality
New levels added including modes and whole tone, octatonic and polytonal excerpts
Chord SingingRevised to give more emphasis to learning the 4 main triad types before introducing inversions
Melodic DictationRevised to incorporate new audio based questions
Atonal Melodic DictationTwo new levels added including whole tone, octatonic and polytonal excerpts
Rhythmic DictationRevised to incorporate new audio based questions
Compositional DevicesTwo new levels added including concepts like Alberti bass, walking bass, cannon, imitation, countermelody, accompaniment, doubling, and ostinato.
TextureOne new level added, including questions with heterophonic excerpts
Interval Recognition
New levels introduced where the student has to distinguish between only Whole Steps (Tones) and Half Steps (Semitones)


Musition TopicDetails
ChordsRevised to give more emphasis to learning the 4 main triad types before introducing inversions
Diatonic ChordsRevised to disable the 'Display first note' option for all levels
ScalesTwo new beginner levels introduced
IntervalsNew levels introduced where the student has to identify intervals by size only, and also a level that has the student distinguishing between Whole Step (Tone) vs Half Step (Semitone)
Compositional DevicesTwo new levels added including concepts like Alberti bass, walking bass, cannon, imitation, countermelody, accompaniment, doubling, and ostinato.

Test Changes

  • All updated to use revised syllabi
  • New topics added where appropriate
  • Extra levels added for various subject areas

To see details of revised tests, simply run Test Information reports from within Auralia and Musition.

Course Changes

  • All updated to use revised syllabi
  • New topics added where appropriate
  • Extra levels added for various subject areas
  • Courses all reviewed to ensure that that topics and levels align correctly to the course level

To see details of revised courses, simply run Course Information reports from within Auralia and Musition.