Contemporary Aural Course - Set 1

Audio and workbook

The Contemporary Aural Course is recommended reference material for the AMEB's Contemporary Popular Syllabus

Give yourself a head-start in any examination system that includes an aural component!

The Contemporary Aural Course is not just a series of questions, but includes step-by-step training on how to listen, sing, clap and transcribe and what to listen for.
The unique shorthand system for music transcription ensures a professional level of skill, so that students can capture the sounds in the shortest possible time. The format of audio and workbook, ensures that students can work independently and listen to sounds every day, rather than once a week during lesson time.

The books in this series are not stand-alone courses. They provide the format in which to write the answers to the questions heard in the audio and some instructional material relating to each lesson.

The books include a separate lift-out sheet with the answer keys so teachers can check their students’ results or students can self-check.    Track listing sheets are included and also available as a free download from this page.




1) High and Low sounds
2) Repetition
3) Steps - 2nds
4) Skips - 3rds
5) Skip-plus-ones - 4ths
6) Jumps - 5ths
7) The ascending and descending Major scale
8) The Major Triad in Root Position in block and broken forms.



1) Whole, Half and Quarter notes
2) 2/4, 3/4 and 4/4 time
3) The Dotted Half Note
4) Whole, Half and Quarter Rests
5) A shorthand system by which to transcribe the above timing elements quickly and easily. This is extremely useful for transcription questions in examinations, as it means you can capture and write out the rhythmic pattern in three hearings.



1) Melodic fragments containing three notes.
2) Melodic fragments containing four notes.
3) In the final lesson - a two-bar melody combining Rhythm and Pitch.

Track Listing for Set One


Purchasing information

The book and audio are available as individual items. 
The audio for the single CD in this Set is available in MP3 format.
Downloads are available for purchase from the order page on this site through Paypal.


Prices and Codes



$9.95 for the complete audio for Set One in MP3 format.
Audio Code Number MMP 8070 

Book Contemporary Aural Course Book 1  


$10.95 for a single copy – Code Number MMP 8061

$59.95 Special discount price for a class set of 10 copies only available from this website.   Code Number MMP 2011