Understanding music by ear is a vital skill. People who can hear what's going on inside of music often progress more quickly and effortlessly than others. With schools now testing musical aptitude for admissions - it's vital that you or your student learn to master this powerful but practical musical test.
This highly extensive musical aptitude test Library contains all the tests you need to practice in order to have the best chance of passing an MAT Test. It also coaches you directly at the piano about how to practice or help a student practice deeper musical awareness.
Part 1 is a highly extensive test covering all four areas of Pitch, Melody, Texture/Harmony and Rhythm. This section contains many more exercises and tests than are usual in MAT tests - to cover all bases and give you the best overview of what to expect.
Part 2 explains in great detail over 20 different exercises and practice routines that you can do yourself or with your child or student to regularly and systematically enhance their aural awareness, concentration, memory and perception of musical content.
Jack Vaughan is a music teacher, conductor, composer and producer, living in the UK. He is passionate about film music, jazz and orchestral. As well as a life of music, Jack’s other interests lie in design, blogging, family, psychotherapy, personal development quantum-physics and more.
Jack started his musical life at the age of 7 with the saxophone, after having seeing a concert at St Georges Concert Hall. Since then he’s moved on to many other instruments and has specialised in piano, composition, audio production and conducting.
As a composer, Jack has written for theatre, film and television. He has arranged music for The Bristol Ensemble, and assistant-arranged for Charles Hazlewood, Ronni Size and for the BBC Concert orchestra. He has also performed at Glastonbury and WOMAD festivals numerous times. He has worked as an audio assistant at Films@59, and as assistant to film composer William Goodchild.