Aural skills enable you to assess your own sound and balance with others, keep in time and play with a sense of rhythm and pulse. These skills also help you play in tune, develop your musical memory and spot any mistakes. Listening lies at the heart of all good music-making. Developing aural awareness is fundamental to musical training because having a ‘musical ear’ impacts on all aspects of musicianship. Singing, both silently in the head and out loud, is one of the best ways to develop the ‘musical ear’. Developing good aural skills is an important part of any music education, and the ability to hear how music works helps students with all aspects of their learning.
Often the focus in preparing for examination are predominantly the pieces to be performed, scales and arpeggios however 12% of an ABRSM practical grade can be picked up in the aural test section.Aural tests are administered by the examiner from the piano. They are the same for all subjects (except Singing for Musical Theatre and Jazz) and are carefully graded from basic recognition of rhythm and memory of short phrases to tests demanding well-developed aural perception and discrimination. The pass mark is 12 and the maximum mark is 18.
At Your Space Music Lessons we are pleased to be able to offer one to one focused sessions for aural test preparation with one of our professional online teachers via video call wherever you live. A 30 minute session will give you the practice you need plus tips and tricks of what to do in the exam room. These can be one off sessions for as long as you need!
Book a 30 minute session for £20 below and we will let you know what teachers are available for the times / days you request.
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