Category Archives: Aural Tests

Issue 80: ABRSM Grade 4 and 5 Aural

I’ve been doing a fair bit of emergency aural test teaching recently, mainly for various instrumentalists whose teachers, for various reasons, don’t cover that part of the exam in the lessons. As a pianist, it is fairly easy for me to … Continue reading

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Issue 22: Don’t clap this one back

This is an incredibly simple little listening game, which quickly sorts out the classes that have learned focus and self discipline from those that have no idea! Keeping an internal pulse going all the time, the leader claps a four-beat … Continue reading

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Issue 8: Stamp Stamp Clap Clap

This is a nearly foolproof (nothing is ever completely foolproof in my experience!) for teaching children to identify whether a piece of music has four beats in a bar, or three beats in a bar.  I was amazed at how quickly the … Continue reading

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