Hello, I am having some trouble getting my aural skills to the next level. It has been this way for some time now and I hoping that maybe someone here would be able to help me. Problem 1. When it comes to melodic dictation, I can't remember more than 4 bars of music at a time, if it's any more then I just forget what I've heard and start hearing my own melody in my mind. Problem 2. I find it difficult distinguishing between 7 and 9 chords. When I use Auralia (an ear training program) I usually distinguish between the two about 75% of the time, but I can't help but feel that some of it's just luck. Problem 3. My voice sucks. I try singing arpeggios and scales but it doesn't seem to do much help. Does anyone have any advice for these problems? Anything would be greatly appreciated.