One common suggestion for improving ear training is to transcribe songs. However, songs can be long and can vary in complexity. As such, I'm looking for a book or website of musical phrases that can be useful for practicing transcription. Ideally, the musical phrases in the resource should have the following characteristics:
- Short, maybe only a couple of bars long.
- Categorized from simple to complex, so that I can start with simple single-note melodies and gradually move to chords, etc.
- Available in audio format (mp3/midi).
- Written in standard music notation.
It would be nice if the musical phrases are applicable for the guitar, although I'm open to transcribing phrases intended for other instruments.
And ideas? Thanks!