Dame Alice Owen’s School: Dates for 2019 Admissions on a Music Scholarship Place

Dame-Alice-Owens-Music-Aptitude-TestThe dates for 2019 Music Scholarship admissions to DAO have now been announced. You can use our training tests to help you prepare for the first round of the Music Aptitude Test: https://musicaptitudetest.wordpress.com/


Please note the following dates for the Music Aptitude Tests:

16th May 2018 – Online Registration for Entrance Exams and Music tests opens.

Tuesday 4th September 2018 –  Musical Aptitude Test – First Round.    

Our Music Aptitude Test training materials cover the 4 sections tested by Dame Alice Owen’s school:

Buy Music Aptitude Tests for SW Herts Consortium Dame Alice Owens SchoolsFurther Information about the Test of Musical Aptitude: The test is approximately 30 minutes in duration and consists of 60 questions of four types: Pitch, Melody, Texture and Rhythm.

Pitch: for these questions, candidates listen to two sounds and have to indicate whether the second sound is the same as the first, or whether it is higher or lower. Some of the pitches are less than a semitone apart ie very close together. 20 questions.

Melody: for these questions, candidates listen to two tunes consisting of five notes. Candidates have to decide whether the second tune is the same as the first or if one of the notes has been altered. If there is a change, candidates will be expected to identify which note has been altered, by giving the number of the note. 10 questions.

Texture: for these questions, candidates listen to a number of notes played together at the same time; this is called a chord. Candidates need to decide whether or not each chord has two, three or four notes. 20 questions.

Rhythm: for these questions, candidates listen to two patterns of notes and have to decide whether the second pattern is the same as, or different from, the first.


For tips on the tricky Texture section, see this video:

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