Proposed Music Aptitude Tests for Abraham Darby Academy – Haberdashers’ Adams’ Federation

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Announcing a new school for the 2019 Secondary School Admissions process: Abraham Darby Academy offers 10% of the places available to applicants who show an aptitude in music. It is preferable that students are either working towards or have achieved grade 1 ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) or Trinity Guildhall standard.

Musical Aptitude Test

The musical aural test is played on a CD consisting of 30 questions which will be divided into THREE EQUAL sections covering the following areas:

SECTION 1: PITCH AND MELODY

Students will be asked to identify:

  • Whether two notes played are higher/lower/the same as each other
  • Which not 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
    • What type/style of music is being played


      SECTION 3: RHYTHM, METRE AND TEMPO

      Students will be asked to identify:

    • How many beats are being tapped
    • Whether the music has a steady beat

Use our sample training tests to help you prepare for the Abraham Darby Academy Music Aptitude Test:

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