ABRSM Grades 1-2 Aural Skills and Musicianship

When and Where

26 Sep 2019 - 21 Nov 2019 (12 hours, 8 weeks)
Days and times
Thursday 17:00 - 18:30
Morley College London


Full fee
Concession fee
Senior fee
Senior Fee discount not applicable

Quick Facts

Selena Kay
Course code

What you will learn

This course uses the ABRSM syllabus and focuses on Grades 1-2 aural skills. Suitable for students who want to work towards taking practical exams, or wish to develop their musicianship skills.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • Develop ability to hear and clap the pulse in a piece of music
  • Develop ability to identify the metre of a piece of music (2 or 3 beats in a bar)
  • Develop musical memory and sing back short phrases accurately
  • Identify features of a short piece of music, including dynamics, articulation and tempo changes

Class format and activities

Exercises and drills to improve internalisation of musical elements
Group and individual exercises involving singing and clapping
Practicing the tests specific to the ABRSM practical exams at these levels

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements

Enthusiasm to develop your aural skills, ability to pitch notes with your voice, and some basic knowledge of music theory.

What you need to know before you enrol

Developing good aural skills requires commitment to practice, akin to learning an instrument.

What you will need for your class

You will need to bring manuscript paper, a pencil and eraser.

What you can do next

Aural Training and Musicianship courses, further ABRSM Aural Training courses.