ARCT (diploma level) includes 24 ‘mini-exam’ Sessions (on 2 Discs) with:
2 Melody Exercises of the LOWER voice of a 3 measure phrase in two voices
5 Interval Exercises include the identification of these intervals: Above and below a given Note: Any interval within an octave plus Minor 9th, Major 9th, Minor 10th, Major 10th
5 Chord Exercises including Major, Minor, and Dominant in Root position, First and Second inversion, and Diminished 7th chords
1 Scale Exercise include the singing of Major and Harmonic and Melodic Minor scales starting on any degree of the scale between the Tonic (1) and the Dominant (5)
2 Cadence Exercises include the identification of Perfect (V-I), Plagal (IV-I), Imperfect (I-V) and Deceptive (V-VI) cadences
Example Session – ARCT, Session 1
Melody Exercises (2 in each session)
The CD plays the melody. Students sing the LOWER voice while tapping the basic beat. The 2 part phrase is printed in the answer booklet.
Interval Exercises (5 in each session)
The required interval is named and the first note of the interval is played. In the space that follows the students sing the second note of the interval. After a short pause, the answer note is then played (indicated by bracketed notes).
Chord Exercises (5 in each session)
The chord is played twice and in the space that follows. The student identifies the chord as Major or Minor in Root or First The chord is played twice. In the space that follows the student identifies the chord as Major, Minor or Dominant 7th in Root, First or Second inversion or Diminished 7th. After a short pause the answer is given (indicated by the text below each chord).
Scale Exercises (1 in each session)
The required scale is named and the first note of the scale is played. Sing the scale ascending and descending one octave . After a short pause, the answer scale is then played (indicated by the notes in the second bar).
Cadence Exercises (2 in each session)
A melody of 2 phrases each ending with a cadence will be played, once. The CD will replay the melody pausing after each cadence. In the space that follows the student identifies each cadence as Perfect (V-I), Plagal (IV-I), Imperfect (I-V) or Deceptive (V-VI). After a short pause the answer is given (indicated by the text below each cadence).