I am getting stuck with melodic dictation. My process goes:
1.) listen to melody during the first playing. But, do I try and memorize the melody or the rhythm?
2.) I try to memorize the first half of the melody (whatever I feel like is a good amount to focus on memorizing). But, then the melody continues and I have a hard time keeping the memory of the beginning
3.) The teacher will write down the bottom half of the time signature and what key the melody is in. By this time I wish I had all the rhythm down on protonotation. This way I can focus 100% on pitches during the last playthrough.
I am stuck because I am trying to practice but I get stuck in my own practicing. Any tips on how I can practice effectively. I am also practicing my solfege. But I would like tips for how to not waste time in my dictation. I feel like I have tried everything.
Thanks so much! :D