Advice on aural training

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Advice on aural training

Post by jsong » 24 Dec 2014, 09:12

Hello! I'v been a piano teacher for a year and some of my students are preparing for ABRSM exam. But I'm not sure how to teach the aural part. Are there any helpful aural training apps/books that I can use for teaching? Please feel free to give suggestions! Thank you!

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Post by Gill the Piano » 24 Dec 2014, 17:20

You can buy books of sample aural tests from the ABRSM or from Musicroom.com - or maybe from Amazon. Have a look! I think they come in a series of 3 books; Grades 1 to 3; Grades 4-5; and Grades 6 - 8.
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Post by Colin Nicholson » 27 Dec 2014, 18:56

You can also get the AB aural books with or without CD ... optional. The cds also do mock exams so you get to hear the examiners wording and question format.. also the CD plays all exercises & questions, then gives answers.

Obviously, for part B (grade 1-3), the singing as an echo exercise cannot be marked or corrected.... only the teacher can correct this.


The book is "Aural Training in Practice"
If your pupils are entering in for the real ABRSM exams, you need to go by the book's aural test format/ correct order for either grade to keep in with the ABRSM syllabus.

All aural test grades have four sections, A B C D (two parts to D section)

This is the book recommended >>>

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Aural-Training- ... n+practice


You also need to register with the ABRSM - it's free, to get your applicant number.
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Re: Advice on aural training

Post by chloebotts » 29 Dec 2014, 03:36

I recommend to my students to use an app called AURALBOOK.It gives you live feedback like a music teacher was with you and is really easy to use. It has helped all my students pass their exams! Hope this help.

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