Your Questions Answered: Music Aptitude Test Seminar for Parents

What is the Music Aptitude Test? This is a question many parents are typing into Google at the moment, trying to find as much information about the upcoming tests for Music Scholarship entry to state secondary schools in our local area such as Haberdashers (Habs), Prendergast and Kingsdale. Many other schools across the UK use these tests: Coopers Coborn, Dame Alice Owen, many of the schools in the large SW Herts Consortium, Cardinal Vaughan and more. We are constantly updating our list of schools using the test as it becomes a more popular addition to the Secondary School admissions process.

The tests for many of these schools are imminent and if you are successful at the Round One Music Aptitude Test selection, then you will shortly after return for the Round Two auditions.

I have been preparing my students for these tests for nearly a decade now and have developed training materials that are indicative of the style of tests you will hear. Each school is different and I try to gather as much data as possible from the scholarship participants each year to refine the tests. I work with audio engineers and composers James Richmond and Howie Austwick to create the tests. Whilst we cannot guarantee these tests are exactly the same as you will hear, they are very useful training materials that have helped many students progress to Round Two.

Round Two of the test gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your vocal and/or instrumental musical abilities. I have lots of great tips to help you create a memorable and confident audition.

I will be holding regular Seminars at our piano school in East Dulwich on on Pellatt Road SE22 . Our next session in East Dulwich takes in February 2018. Please email or leave a comment requesting information about this seminar. Nb. we do not offer 1-to-1 MAT training in this session but that can be booked separately, see below.

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Haberdasher’s Askes’ Music Aptitude Test 2018

Haberdashers Askes Music Aptitude Test 2018The Music Aptitude Test for Haberdasher’s Askes’ covers 3 sections.

SECTION 1: PITCH AND MELODY
Students will be asked to identify:
 Whether two notes played are higher/lower/the same as each other
 Whether a Melody rises/falls and whether it moves by steps / leaps (nb. not currently covered in our test)
 Which note has been altered in the repeat of a melody

SECTION 2: INSTRUMENTS AND TEXTURE
Students will be asked to identify:
 Whether the sound heard is Woodwind/Brass/Strings or Percussion (nb. our test does not include three different instruments)
 How many notes/instruments are being played
 Whether the sound heard gets louder/quieter or stays the same

SECTION 3: RHYTHM, METRE AND TEMPO
Students will be asked to identify:
 Whether the music speeds up/slows down/stays the same
 Whether two rhythms heard are the same or different

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Music Aptitude Test: Hatcham College

South-East London Year 6 students: Don’t miss the deadline to apply to Haberdasher’s Askes’ Hatcham College on a music aptitude scholarship place for September 2016 entry. The deadline to send in your form is Monday, 28 September 2015.

Music Aptitude Test form:
http://www.haaf.org.uk/Hatcham-College-Year-7-Admission-September-2015

All applicants will be invited to the Music Aural Test which will be held on Saturday, 3 October 2015. You can download and practice the specimen Aural Tests online so that you know what kind of tests to expect.

Music Aptitude Test web site:
https://musicaptitudetest.wordpress.com/