Now that the first week of term is over, it’s time to get focussed on the upcoming Music Aptitude Tests. In our recent workshops and lessons, our musicians have started to think about what pieces they will perform at Round 2 Auditions. Make sure you have picked two contrasting pieces to perform and have started practising these daily. Here are our tips for Week 2 of term.
- Ask your teacher to work on the tricky Texture section with you in this week’s lesson, playing chords with 2, 3 or 4 notes in and then playing each note separately to help you identify the texture.
- Make sure you have picked two pieces that you feel the most confident with and have practised announcing the title and name of the composer.
- Find out three facts about the composer – ideally something a bit quirky.
- Pick a non-exam piece. This is the best way to ensure your audition stands out from all the other performances where they will turn up clutching the exam book!
If you need some advice on the Round 2 auditions then we have another session coming up on 3rd October and there are some spaces available: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/music-scholarship-round-2-audition-preparation-drop-off-session-october-tickets-49209823908
In addition to teaching and MAT preparation, I also perform regularly in London. Entry to my next recital is free. Do come along! Suitable for children of all ages. Join us for a recital of Jamaican folk songs. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jamaican-folk-songs-black-history-month-tickets-48082413794
Click on the links below to read our articles to help you succeed with the Music Aptitude Test & Scholarship:
Should I Prepare for the Music Aptitude Test?
How To Succeed at the Music Aptitude Test
Download Training Test Materials