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.

This app contains a limited amount of audio content for Grades 1 and 4. You may upgrade to all content for Grades 1 to 5 in-app. There is also a fully interactive interval trainer tool and guide to the aural tests in ABRSM graded music exams.

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

3 out of 5

24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Only grade 1 and 4!?

Mlg J.R

I don’t know if this is just me, but it only lets me use grades 1 and 4. This is annoying because I am grade 5. Please update ABRSM lite. It was last updated a year ago...

Developer Response

Hi Mig J.R,

Thank you for your comment. Aural Trainer Lite contains a limited amount of content for Grades 1 and 4 to allow you to evaluate the app before committing to a purchase. You may upgrade to all content for Grades 1 to 5 in-app. We hope this information is helpful and that you will continue to enjoy the app!

Bad what's the need

Drigsours PLO


Serious bug error


This is a brilliant aural trainer & have used for years teaching in schools (when no piano available) to cover all areas of aural tests for ABRSM exams 1-5. I tell all pupils to buy it or the version for grades 6-8. However I'm giving it one star in the hope the following previously reported bug will be fixed. Initially I tried the 'lite' version before purchasing full version. Whenever there's an update the version returns to the 'lite' version with only grade 1&4 limited tests. You can restore purchase of full version from within the app. This is often very inconvenient because often I'll be teaching in an area with no mobile internet and without prior knowledge the app is the lite version after an update , I am then unable to restore purchases and have access to paid for app. Don't waste your time with lite version go straight to full version especially if you're a music teacher. It will save a lot of hassle.


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
In-App Purchases
  1. Grades 1-5 £7.99
  2. Grades 1-3 £4.99
  3. Grades 4-5 £4.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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