Aural Training in Practice Book 1 - Grades 1-3 (with CD)

Aural Training in Practice Book 1 - Grades 1-3 (with CD)

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Aural Training in Practice Book 1 covers everything you need to know about the aural section of your ABRSM practical exam (grades 1-3). This book is a great resource for any teacher entering their pupils into the instrumental exams, self-taught students taking their exams for their own development and anyone else who wants to simply develop their musical listening skills.

Introduction to Aural Training

Aural training is important for any musician to develop performance skills – it aims to enhance your understanding of pitch, rhythm, pulse and musical interpretation. The aural part of the ABRSM practical exams (grades 1-3) comprises of four sections:

◦        A: Pulse and Metre

◦        B: Echoes

◦        C: Differences

◦        D: Musical Features 

An insight into your Aural Test

Aural Training in Practice Book 1 is written by John Holmes and Nigel Scaife, the Chief Examiner and Syllabus Director at ABRSM, and begins by introducing musical listening skills to give you an idea of what you will need to do in this section of the exam. This is followed by an insight into the examination itself, including tips and advice on how to answer the questions and complete this part of the exam successfully.  

Aural Test Preparation

Aural Training in Practice grades 1-3 then takes you through each of the above sections with in-depth information including example exercises, useful tips and teaching strategies. Ultimately the book is concluded by a series of test questions to help you prepare your answers for the exam – you can also monitor how you're doing by looking at the index of answers at the back of the book or recorded examples found on the CD.

Most teachers opt to play the tests on the piano, however, with Aural Training in Practice Book 1 you can alternatively practice your aural skills using the backing CDs that are provided where each test is played with the examiners spoken instructions. If you work through this book and still find that you want to practice further for your instrumental exam,  the ABRSM Specimen Aural Tests (with or without CD) are also available.

Click Here to Read More...

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Aural Training in Practice Book 1 covers everything you need to know about the aural section of your ABRSM practical exam (grades 1-3). This book is a great resource for any teacher entering their pupils into the instrumental exams, self-taught students taking their exams for their own development and anyone else who wants to simply develop their musical listening skills.

Introduction to Aural Training

Aural training is important for any musician to develop performance skills – it aims to enhance your understanding of pitch, rhythm, pulse and musical interpretation. The aural part of the ABRSM practical exams (grades 1-3) comprises of four sections:

◦        A: Pulse and Metre

◦        B: Echoes

◦        C: Differences

◦        D: Musical Features 

An insight into your Aural Test

Aural Training in Practice Book 1 is written by John Holmes and Nigel Scaife, the Chief Examiner and Syllabus Director at ABRSM, and begins by introducing musical listening skills to give you an idea of what you will need to do in this section of the exam. This is followed by an insight into the examination itself, including tips and advice on how to answer the questions and complete this part of the exam successfully.  

Aural Test Preparation

Aural Training in Practice grades 1-3 then takes you through each of the above sections with in-depth information including example exercises, useful tips and teaching strategies. Ultimately the book is concluded by a series of test questions to help you prepare your answers for the exam – you can also monitor how you're doing by looking at the index of answers at the back of the book or recorded examples found on the CD.

Most teachers opt to play the tests on the piano, however, with Aural Training in Practice Book 1 you can alternatively practice your aural skills using the backing CDs that are provided where each test is played with the examiners spoken instructions. If you work through this book and still find that you want to practice further for your instrumental exam,  the ABRSM Specimen Aural Tests (with or without CD) are also available.

Click Here to Read More...

Delivery Information

UK delivery is FREE on all orders over £20, either online or from our high-street shop! Please see our UK (mainland) delivery options below:

Saver
(usually 2-3 days)
FREE for orders over £20, otherwise £2.49
Usually Delivered within 2-3 Days (from dispatch). Please place your order before 4.30pm for same day dispatch. Usually Royal Mail 48. For a guaranteed delivery please use our 'express' delivery.
Standard
(usually 1 day)
£2.49 for orders over £150, otherwise £3.99
Usually Delivered within 1 Day, occasionally 2 days (from dispatch). Please place your order before 4.30pm for same day dispatch. Usually Royal Mail 24.For a guaranteed delivery please use our 'express' delivery.
Express
(Next Day)
FREE for orders over £350, otherwise £8.99
Delivered Next Working Day (from dispatch) Mon-Fri 9am-6pm. Please place your order before 4.30pm for same day dispatch. Note: for larger items like guitars please place your order before 1pm to ensure same day dispatch.
Express Saturday Delivery
(Next Day)
£19.99
Order on Friday for delivery next day on Saturday. Please place your order before 4.30pm for same day dispatch. Note: there is a 2KG limit on this delivery service - if you are ordering heavier products like guitars please contact us for a quote.
Click & Collect
(within 2hrs)
FREE
Order online and collect (usually within 2hrs) from our high-street store in Monmouth, South Wales. See opening times/directions

In the Channel Islands? See our Channel Islands Delivery options

In the EU? See our European Delivery options

 

Easy 30 Day Returns

Occasionally you may need to return items – please return your item(s) within 30 days to one of our stores or via post for an exchange or refund. Different rules apply for business-to-business orders. Read our full returns policy here



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Aural Training in Practice Book 1 covers everything you need to know about the aural section of your ABRSM practical exam (grades 1-3). This book is a great resource for any teacher entering their pupils into the instrumental exams, self-taught students taking their exams for their own development and anyone else who wants to simply develop their musical listening skills.

Introduction to Aural Training

Aural training is important for any musician to develop performance skills – it aims to enhance your understanding of pitch, rhythm, pulse and musical interpretation. The aural part of the ABRSM practical exams (grades 1-3) comprises of four sections:

◦        A: Pulse and Metre

◦        B: Echoes

◦        C: Differences

◦        D: Musical Features 

An insight into your Aural Test

Aural Training in Practice Book 1 is written by John Holmes and Nigel Scaife, the Chief Examiner and Syllabus Director at ABRSM, and begins by introducing musical listening skills to give you an idea of what you will need to do in this section of the exam. This is followed by an insight into the examination itself, including tips and advice on how to answer the questions and complete this part of the exam successfully.  

Aural Test Preparation

Aural Training in Practice grades 1-3 then takes you through each of the above sections with in-depth information including example exercises, useful tips and teaching strategies. Ultimately the book is concluded by a series of test questions to help you prepare your answers for the exam – you can also monitor how you're doing by looking at the index of answers at the back of the book or recorded examples found on the CD.

Most teachers opt to play the tests on the piano, however, with Aural Training in Practice Book 1 you can alternatively practice your aural skills using the backing CDs that are provided where each test is played with the examiners spoken instructions. If you work through this book and still find that you want to practice further for your instrumental exam,  the ABRSM Specimen Aural Tests (with or without CD) are also available.