Audiation Station

Audiation Station is a series of lessons that uses Music Learning Theory to teach audiation. Motivated students can follow these lessons, and learn to audiate music.

These free lessons will teach you the language of music: melody, harmony, and rhythm.


Learn the horizontal aspect of music: melody. You will learn basic melodic patterns in Major and Minor tonalities. 


Learn the vertical aspect of music: harmony. You will learn the primary harmonic functions  in Major and Minor tonalities. 


Learn the foundational layers of rhythm, and how to chant and improvise rhythm patterns in Duple and Triple meters.

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Initial Audiation Objective

If we accept Music Learning Theory as a learning model for how we learn music, we need to create a Teaching Model as a vehicle to put Music Learning Theory into action.

MLT tells us that we learn by contrast. Therefore, our initial audiation objectives will include

  • Two tonalities (Major and Minor) 
  • Two meters (Duple and Triple).

We will learn fundamental harmonic and melodic content for each tonality, and fundamental rhythmic functions for each meter.

Defining a Basic Musicianship

In order to set goals for ourselves, we need to create benchmarks so we know when we have achieved a certain level of proficiency in our audiation. 

I have not so arbitrarily defined a basic musicianship which I call Musicianship Level 1. Once achieved, a musician has basic competency in audiating both tonally and rhythmically.


In order to achieve the status of Musicianship Level 1, one must take the Tonal Lesson Trajectory and Rhythm Lesson Trajectory.

By the end, an assessment video is available to gauge the knowledge you acquired from both lessons.

Tonal Lesson Trajectory

This course is divided into 2 sections: Harmonic and Melodic. A total of 12 lessons is prepared for you.

By completing this course, you should be able to:

  • name and sing the resting tone in Major and Minor Tonality.
  • name, sing, and identify the primary harmonic functions (I and V) in major and minor tonality.
  • name and sing chord roots of I and V chords in major and minor tonality.
  • name and sing Basic Melodic patterns in major and minor tonalities.

Rhythm Lesson Trajectory

This course contains 8 lessons.

By completing this course, you should be able to:

  • move with Continuous Flow in Space
  • move to Big Beats and Microbeats in Duple and Triple meters
  • name and chant Big Beats, Microbeats and Divisions using solfege syllables in Duple and Triple meters
  • improvise rhythm patterns in Duple and Triple meters

Take The Course At Your Own Pace

Motivated students can download a syllabus, and work through the lessons at their own pace. 


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