The OFFICIAL ABRSM Aural Trainer contains interactive challenges to help develop your music aural skills (listening skills). Anyone can use it, but it is designed around ABRSM’s aural tests for Grades 1 to 5. The app can be used in any order, however often you like, on your own or with your teacher.

Use ABRSM Aural Trainer to:

• Improve your sense of pulse and metre (feeling the beat).

• Exercise your musical memory (remember how music sounds and be able to repeat it or spot differences and mistakes).

• Develop your confidence and accuracy at sight-singing (reading and singing the music you see).

• Learn to describe dynamics, articulation, tempo and tonality.

• Practise identifying the features in music that make-up its style and character.

• Develop the skills to know when a piece of music was written.

The app covers the following ABRSM aural test content:
• Pulse and Metre
• Echoes
• Differences
• Melodic Repetition
• Sight-singing
• Musical Features
• Rhythmic Repetition
• Metre

Tackle each element in stages using the preparation exercises.

All exercises are fully interactive. Each one gives you the opportunity to repeat the question, or to compare your response to the correct answer and hear the music again. The app also features supporting tools including an interval trainer, progress tracker and guides to the aural tests in ABRSM graded music exams.

Many exercises are automatically marked by the application. Self-review and critical listening are also key to successful development of the musical ear, which is why the app provides tools for you to review and evaluate your performance against sample responses in all cases. Your progress is logged whenever you use the app, so you can always see at a glance the areas you might want to revisit.

What's New

Version 2.5

- bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4 out of 5

13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Not good value for money


The tests were ok, but the tapping doesn't always register even though I'm tapping on time. Better to buy the CDs than use the app, esp. as it is much more like the real exams.

Developer Response

Hi SomePersonReviewingStuff,

Thank you for downloading Aural Trainer. Please contact us at if you need any help using the app. Aural Trainer has been designed to support personal practice between lessons, without access to a piano or CD player, wherever and whenever the user wishes. As well as asking exam-style questions, Aural Trainer provides tools for you to review and evaluate your performance and it also marks exercises and offers feedback to help you develop your skills and track your improvement.

Not great


Not as good as book / CD. Tapping the screen doesn't really work in practice. Also there was some overlap between CD examples and this so it's not all new material.

Developer Response

Hi Damosin,

Thank you for downloading Aural Trainer. You are correct that the app shares material with our printed publications, however the app offers many other interactive features that our books do not, such as an interval trainer, automatic progress tracking and auto- and self- assessment, which allow the user to approach the material in a variety of different ways and without the need to access a piano or CD player. Please contact us at if you need further support using the app.

Cool 😎




The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (Publishing) Limited
329.9 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (Publishing) Limited


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