Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Music



First Advisor

Dr. James McCarthy

Second Advisor

Dr. Joan Boucher

Third Advisor

Dr. Donald Para

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


The Melody Plus Rhythm Drill is a melodic dictation drill program written for the Apple II microcomputer. It is designed to be used in conjunction with college-level aural comprehension courses. This program is unique in that students must enter both pitch names and rhythm values for all melody notes.

Included in this paper are a discussion on the pedagogical aspects of this type of drill, a user's manual for the program, a breakdown of the actual program into its component subroutines, and a complete listing of the program.