ABRSM Grades 3-4 Aural Skills and Musicianship

When and Where

Dates
23 Jan 2020 - 13 Feb 2020 (6 hours, 4 weeks)
Days and times
Thursday 17:00 - 18:30
Location
Morley College London

Cost

Full fee
£50
Concession fee
£40
Senior fee
Senior Fee discount not applicable

Quick Facts

Availability
This course has started but late enrolments are accepted.
Tutor
Selena Kay
Course code
MRT104A

What you will learn

This short 4-week course uses the ABRSM syllabus and focuses on Grades 3-4 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
  • Gain confidence in identifying the pulse and metre in music
  • Develop ability to identify the metre of a piece of music (2 or 3 beats in a bar)
  • Improve ability to memorise simple melodies and rhythms
  • Develop musical memory and sing back short phrases accurately
  • Improve ability to identify differences in short musical phrases
  • Identify features of a short piece of music, including dynamics, articulation and tempo changes
  • Develop ability to sight singing pitch relationships
  • Gain confidence with identifying the key features of different musical styles

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.

Constructive and supportive feedback from your tutor will help you succeed during the class.

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.