I find that a lot of the techniques I use to practice melodic and rhythmic dictation are good but often stay at a really basic level. I want to get better at it but it's hard to stay focused when you have to wade through all the simple 3 note melodies etc.

Are there some good tips and tricks how I can improve my skill of notating dictated music?

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    What tools are you currently using?
    – user50691
    Sep 2 '19 at 13:44
  • There are endless numbers of songs out there. If you like a particular style or even a handful of artist there are still many many songs. Use those. Song too easy? Pick a different one. Too hard? Pick a different one. Want to focus on rhythm? notate the rhythm. Want to focus on melody? Notate the melody.
    – b3ko
    Sep 2 '19 at 22:49
  • Just by changing "tools" to "techniques" makes this a suitable question.
    – Heather S.
    Sep 13 '19 at 2:44
  • This is still rather broad. We don't typically answer "tips and tricks" for that reason.
    – Dom
    Sep 13 '19 at 12:04