Music Aptitude Test – Stage 1


1st Stage: Written Music Aptitude Test

THE TEST

The test comprises 60 questions and there are four main sections; PITCH, RHYTHM, MELODY and TEXTURE.


PITCH

For these questions, Candidates listen to two sounds and have to indicate whether the second sound is the same as the first, or if it is higher or lower than the first sound. There are 20 questions.


RHYTHM

Candidates listen to two patterns of notes comprising four beats and have to decide whether the second pattern is the same as the first, or if it is different, and where the difference occurs by giving the beat number. There are 10 questions.


MELODY

Candidates listen to two tunes consisting of five notes and have to decide if the second tune is the same as the first, or if one of the notes has been changed by giving the note number. There are 10 questions.


TEXTURE

For these questions, Candidates listen to a number of notes played together at the same time. Candidates need to decide whether each chord has 2, 3 or 4 notes. There are 20 questions.


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