Aural training is essential skill that any music students must possess but all so often such training is much neglected in students’ everyday music learning and lessons.
This application aims to help music students train their aural ability so that they can be better equipped with such skill on their own outside regular lesson times and therefore well prepared for the aural test part which is essential in achieving success in their instrumental exams (grade 5 or equivalent) presented by Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), Trinity College of Music and other music associations alike.
This application is also useful for those who are not preparing for exams but wish to improve their aural ability in this similar level.
This grade 5 training programme has three parts. In Part A, students are required to listen to a short phrase of music twice, then sing or play it back in response. In Part B, students need to read from the score and sing six notes of the same key accordingly in free time. In Part C, students have to listen to a short piece of music, and answer questions in areas of articulation, tempo, tonality, dynamics and character. Then student would listen to an extract from the same music twice, clap the rhythm out and tell the time of the music (in 2, 3, or 4 time). All the music excerpts in Part C are performed by Miss Wong on her grand piano and recorded with fine microphones so that musical details are retained.
Both Part A and Part C have a recording feature, so that you can record your own singing/clapping and compare your answers with the correct ones instantly. For Part B, you can tap on each note to listen to the correct answer and at the same time check against your own singing. All these exciting features would definitely enhance your learning experience and maximize your learning result.
This Grade 5 application has 55 questions for each part, i.e. 165 questions in total. A lite version is available for trial.