Music Aptitude Test: Old Swinford Hospital Boys’ School

Three places will be awarded for musical aptitude at Old Swinford Hospital school each academic year.

Boys wishing to be considered for a place based on musical aptitude are required to sit an aptitude assessment test. The test has four component parts: pitch, melody, texture and rhythm. It is a test which requires them to listen to music, to write about what they hear and reply, for example, clap out a rhythm or sing back a series of notes.

You can prepare for the Music Aptitude Tests by using the following specimen tests that are indicative of the style of test used:

Author: Lorraine Liyanage

Owner of the SE22 Piano School in East Dulwich. Founder and Director of the Dulwich Music Festival. Piano teacher based in East Dulwich since 2007.

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