ABRSM Specimen Aural Tests - Grades 1-3 (2011+) Book/2 CDs

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Publisher: ABRSM Publishing
Format: Books | Aural

Aural tests are an integral part of all ABRSM Practical graded music exams. The Specimen Aural Tests provide teachers and students with many practice examples of the tests to use as part of a music lesson or when preparing for an exam.

This volume covers Grades 1–3 and includes:

  • practice examples for each test in a range of musical styles
  • the examiner rubrics (the exact words that will be used by the examiner to deliver the tests), so that candidates can be fully prepared for what will happen on the day
  • descriptions of the tests as they appear in the syllabus
  • model answers, where appropriate, as a guide to the sort of responses that would be successful in the exam

The Specimen Aural Tests volumes are each available in versions with or without CDs.

ISBN: 9781848492561
Published on: 09 July 2010
No of pages: 44
Language: English
Catalogue No: 9781848492561

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      Musicroom Reviews

      As a violin teacher I find the CD version really helpful. Some of the examples seem to be played very fast though.
      Anonymous - (Yeovil, United Kingdom)
      Exactly what I was after - good exam preparation
      Anonymous - (London, United Kingdom)
      Very useful in preparing children for their Grade 1 exam. Easy to follow instructions. It would be more beneficial if there were a few more examples.
      Anonymous - (Luton, United Kingdom)
      As a string teacher who is unable to play the piano, I have found this book with CD an invaluable resource in preparing my students for abrsm exams. The book is well laid out and the CD is an improvement on past publications, as each example has its own track on the CD. This means you can easily pick and choose which ones you want to use. Worth every penny!
      Anonymous - (Pontypridd, United Kingdom)
      I have used this book with my 2 children to practice for grades 1 and 2. It is good as it mirrors what to expect in the exam word for word, with plenty of practice tracks. It is also good it covers grades 1-3, so although the book may seem a bit expensive, it has lasted us a long time as we still have grade 3 to go!
      Anonymous - (Stafford, United Kingdom)
      Very helpful for every day practise cd's, and quite a few examples of aural tests for each grade (1-3). However, it could have had more...
      Anonymous - (Haddington, United Kingdom)
      Using the CD, the candidates can be much more independent of teachers and parents when preparing for their exams. An excellent revised edition.
      Anonymous - (Reading, United Kingdom)
      These work but why do there have to be 3 different books?
      Anonymous - ()
      This is great for preparing pupils for aural exams. There are lots of examples of all the required tests, which are all on the CD as well as in the book. The tests are explained clearly and I felt that it was very helpful for pupils to listen to the CD, either with me or by themselves. I would definitely recommend getting the CD edition!
      Anonymous - (Sheffield, United Kingdom)
      Valuable preparation for the exams
      Anonymous - (London, United Kingdom)
      Excellent book for helping children through their aural tests. The CD is clear and is good for practice at home or during the lesson. Everyone doing ABRSM grades should have this book!
      Anonymous - (Colchester)