When it comes to music exams, candidates often prepare themselves well for the playing but are less sure when it comes to the Aural Tests. There are several resources offering examples of tests but very few that teach the techniques needed for successful outcomes. This is where we come in. This comprehensive course features all the content you would be expected to know for the aural tests in a grade 7 exam, with detailed explanations of how to tackle each test and plenty of practice examples, walking you through each area step by step in a clear and informative manner. Even if you are not preparing for an exam Aural skills are essential for any musician, and here is a progressive course in acquiring those skills.
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Hi, I’m Gareth and I'm passionate about developing ‘the all round musician’.
Nearly 35 years of music examining with ABRSM, work with the BBC on Radio and TV, experience on the international concert platform, as a published composer and arranger, have brought rich resources to the 40 years of teaching in which I've engaged.
Scholarships at The Royal College of Music, Oxford University and St. Paul’s Cathedral gave me fantastic opportunities to learn from the best musicians, scholars and teachers. Working as Director of Music at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School then provided a wonderful opportunity to develop my teaching skills.
Teaching individuals and groups of all ages, and at all stages of development have refined a teaching approach that I hope is fun and engaging, and focused on explaining things clearly and logically. And that is what these courses are all about - understanding the basic principles with clarity, then going deeper, applying them to your musical life and liberating yourself as a musician.
It’s a rich and amazing journey, and I can’t wait for you to join me today!
StartLesson 1 - Repetition of a Melody (19:29)
StartLesson 2 - Sight Singing (48:37)
StartLesson 3 - Recognition of a Cadence (54:08)
PreviewLesson 4 - Modulations (19:48)
StartLesson 5 - Style & Period (65:20)
StartLesson 6 - What Can You Hear? (Taken from Grade 6) (65:57)
StartLesson 7 - What Can You Hear? (27:00)