The Routledge Companion to Aural Skills Pedagogy offers a comprehensive survey of issues, practice, and current developments in the teaching of aural skills. The volume regards aural training as a lifelong skill that is engaged with before, during, and after university or conservatoire studies in music, central to the holistic training of the contemporary musician. With an international array of contributors, the volume captures diverse perspectives on aural-skills pedagogy, and enables conversation between different regions. It addresses key new developments such as the use of technology for aural training and the use of popular music. This book will be an essential resource and reference for all university and conservatoire instructors in aural skills, as well as students preparing for teaching careers in music.

chapter |5 pages


ByKent D. Cleland, Paul Fleet

part Intermezzo 1|26 pages


chapter 1|17 pages

The Terrain of Ear Training Across the Globe

ByPaul Fleet

part Intermezzo 2|93 pages

Theory and Curriculum

part |42 pages

Development of Listening Skills

chapter 3|10 pages

The Seeing Ear

Toward a Rationale for Dictation
ByGary S. Karpinski

chapter 4|11 pages

Attentional Control

A Perceptual Fundamental
ByTimothy Chenette

chapter 5|19 pages

Teaching Musical Analysis as an Aural Skill

ByMartin Scheuregger

part |49 pages

Development of Reading Skills

chapter 6|20 pages

Rethinking Integration in the Music Theory Curriculum

ByJeffrey Lovell

chapter 7|14 pages

The Sing-and-Play

BySamantha M. Inman

chapter 8|13 pages

Performing with Meaning

A Case Study in Aural-Skills Curriculum Design Aimed at Improving Undergraduate-Performer Understanding of Pitch Function in Tonal Music
ByChristopher Atkinson

part Intermezzo 3|158 pages


chapter 9|15 pages

The Keyboard, a Constant Companion

ByJustin Mariner, Peter Schubert

chapter 10|21 pages

Pitch-Matching Issues in the Aural-Skills Classroom

ByJennifer Beavers, Susan Olson

chapter 11|14 pages

Teaching Aural Awareness in Hong Kong Primary Schools

Use of Drama Exercises
ByChi Ying Lam

chapter 12|11 pages

A Good Pair of Ears

Conceiving of and Developing Aural Skills in Popular Music Education
ByBryden Stillie, Zack Moir

chapter 13|20 pages

The Tortoise and the Magic Tree

Strategies to Develop Comprehensive and Holistic Music Analytical Listening Skills Through the Use of ‘Ghost Scores’
ByAnri Herbst

chapter 14|12 pages

New Aural Pedagogy for the Twenty-First Century

Introducing a Course for Undergraduate Students at the Royal College of Music, London
ByMiranda Francis

chapter 15|48 pages

The Watchmaker’s Screwdriver

Aural Competence
ByChris Price

chapter 16|15 pages

The Nature of Aural Ability and Issues Relating to its Assessment

ByColin Wright

part Intermezzo 4|100 pages


chapter 17|11 pages

The Kodály Philosophy

Contemporary Interpretations and Practices
ByJames Cuskelly

chapter 18|8 pages

An Introduction to the Kodály Method

Credited by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage
ByRobin Harrison

chapter 19|14 pages

The Solfège of Émile Jaques-Dalcroze

ByJohn Robert Stevenson

chapter 20|14 pages

Harmonic Schemas in Aural Skills Classes

ByCrystal Peebles

chapter 21|17 pages

Bending to Real Music

Harmonic Hearing in the Aural Skills Classroom
ByDaniel B. Stevens, Philip Duker, Jennifer Shafer

chapter 22|34 pages

Musical Analysis and the (Re)Construction of a Habitus of Listening

ByJorge Alexandre Costa

part Intermezzo 5|66 pages


part |37 pages


chapter 23|13 pages

Finding Common Ground in the Do-/La-Minor Solfège Debate

ByNathan L. Lam

chapter 24|12 pages

Teaching Improvisation

Starting Points
ByJena Root

chapter 25|10 pages

Understanding Melodic Dictation via Experimental Methods

ByDavid John Baker

part |26 pages


part Intermezzo 6|32 pages


chapter 28|9 pages

Technology Inside, Outside, and as the University Aural Skills Classroom

ByNathan Fleshner, Trevor de Clercq

chapter 29|10 pages


The Development of a Web-Based Practice Tool for Individual Note Recognition in Consonant and Dissonant Piano Chords
ByJonathan Pitkin

part |10 pages

The Future of Aural Training

chapter |8 pages

Coda the Future of Aural Training

Clausula Vera (True Cadence)
ByPaul Fleet, Kent D. Cleland