Like most musical skills, aural awareness needs regular training and practice and these practice tests may be used to supplement training materials.
Four practice tests for ABRSM and other exams at Grade One standard, compiled by David Turnbull. The material in this book is not intended solely for ABRSM examinations, the skills developed will be of considerable help to GCSE and Advanced level candidates and all musicians who want to improve and hone their general musical awareness! Most of the tests in this booklet have simple piano parts allowing wider opportunity for teachers, tutors and musical parents to play the accompaniment. The tests include: Recognising changes and a tapping test.
The write up says this book may be used by teachers, although I'll never take any exams I'm open minded on any techniques that may improve my skills.
I'm fairly new to teaching myself to play a keyboard, but I've found this book very good. I can play the top staves well enough and am now progressing to both hands. Timing is my main issue which I hope will improve over time. The pieces are well set out and clearly written.
- (Yeovil, United Kingdom)