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Grade 9-12

Aural Skills: Direction of Sounds

by Liza W. | Music

4 Lessons 8:18
  1. 1. Overview of Sound Directions 0:42
  2. 2. Up 1:34
  3. 3. Down 3:10
  4. 4. Repeat 2:52

Grade 9-12


NGSS Standards

About the course

"Music moves in all sorts of directions: are you able to follow it? Step up to the challenge by correctly identifying up/down movement, repeats, skips, and patterns! Solidify your Master Musician title with an interactive Aural Skills Quiz.

Master the basics of aural skills including patterns on the piano, note values, and rhythm."


Follow the Direction

Course overview


Overview of Sound Directions

Students will hear examples of directional options



Students will hear examples of directional options



Students will hear examples of directional options



Students will hear examples of directional options

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  • aural skills
  • listening skills
  • music
  • patterns
  • repetitions
  • skips

Recommended Materials

Writing utensil and paper/gadget to take notes/write down quiz answers


Liza Wu is a classical pianist and organist in Manhattan, performing regularly with NYC musicians, as well as internationally. She has been a long-time affiliate of many music organizations including the R. Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass, Barnard College of Columbia University, NYU, the School for Strings, Avenues: The World School (NYC), Interlochen Arts Camps, studios of world-renowned vocalists Josephine Mongiardo, Harolyn Blackwell, and Catherine Malfitano, and most recently Gooroo.

(Past affiliations: Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Professional Perf Arts School, Westchester Cons, New York Youth Symph Singers, Columbia Artists' Theatricals, Bronx Opera, Chelsea Opera & Orch, Concerts in Motion, 'Smash' (NBC).

(Cleve Inst of Mus, MM; Oberlin Cons, BM; Interlochen Art

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