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Aural tests for ABRSM Grade 8? (Read 6797 times)

Offline kelly_kelly

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Aural tests for ABRSM Grade 8?
« on: October 23, 2009, 09:11:19 PM »
I initially started this thread in the Students' Corner board, but I decided it would be more appropriately placed here. I'm taking my ABRSM grade 8 exam in a month, so I know it's a bit late to begin thinking about this, but I find the aural tests for grade 8 very difficult. For those who don't know, the tests are a) singing/playing the bass line of a short phrase, b) identifying the last four chords of a phrase, c) singing a melody with the examiner playing a higher accompaniment, and d) discussing the style, texture, tonality, mood, etc. of an excerpt played by the examiner. Of these, d) is the only thing I can do credibly, since I listen to classical music all the time. Do you guys have any suggestions as to how I can practice tests a)-c)? Are there perhaps any ear training sites that may help?

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Kelly
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Offline alysosha

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Re: Aural tests for ABRSM Grade 8?
«Reply #1 on: December 04, 2009, 01:06:08 AM »
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