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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 6 to 8. The app can be used in any order, however often you like, on your own or with your teacher.
Use ABRSM Aural Trainer to:
• Exercise your musical memory (remember how music sounds and be able to repeat it).
• Develop your confidence and accuracy at sight-singing (reading and singing the music you see).
• Improve your recognition of cadences, chords and modulations.
• Learn to describe texture, structure, 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:
• Melodic Repetition
• Sight-singing
• Cadences
• Chords
• Modulations
• Musical Features
• Rhythmic Repetition
• Metre
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 a cadence 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 in Version 2.0

We've given this app a major visual overhaul and improved the navigation.



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Rated: 4+


iOS 9.0 or later


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Customer Ratings

All Versions

34 Ratings

Customer Reviews

The first day on G8 my son encountered the repeated question

Version 2.0
He used only 10min and told me he met repeated questions.

Nice idea, bit useless ...

Version 1.6.2
Unfortunately most of the samples (maybe all?) are just taken from the ABRSM aural training book. So I paid £8 for something I already had.
Also the app sound only comes out of the i phone rather than my headphones, so can’t use on the train which is what I bought it for.
All in all, fairly useless if you’ve got the book/ want to hear it.

Great app

Version 1.6.2
This is a great app but sometimes crashes or doesn’t let me answer the question.
Otherwise, a great app!

Not enough examples make this very poor value

Version 1.6.2
Only a handful of each test is really not good enough. How can you justify the cost? What use is it for practice if you can only use it a couple of times? We all get ripped off enough by ABRSM as it is. Not impressed.


Version 1.6.1
This app is useful but (1) doesn’t work with wireless headphones; (2) is a bit buggy - is it stops working


Version 1.6.1
2 technical bugs
1, will not work with blutooth speaker - only uses internal speakers
2, and the more serious one: I have this on my iPad but it will not download to my iPhone (signed in to store on same account) without me paying again... sort quickly please!

Useful but restricted...

Version 1.6.1
I do find this useful - I find aural very hard - and I use both this one and the Grade 1 - Grade 5 version. I am making most use of the moment of Grade 8 because of what I will hope will be my next exam. Why only 3 stars? I only seem these days to get a very small number of examples - only about 4 or 5 in 8a for example - which the program constantly recycles. The questions are taken from the various printed volumes of aural tests and so I think there should be a lot more.

Sight singing grade 6-8

Version 1.6.1
How do you check that you pitched the right note after the exercise apart from playing back what you’ve sung? I am unable to find that option. Please help.


Version 1.6.1
Great app but family sharing is a nightmare. Have already had to buy the app 3 times as it keeps failing to share to my kids phones.
Also beware not to “upgrade to full version” from within the “lite version” as this can’t be shared for some reason either.

Great app

Version 1.6.1
I think this is a great app and very useful as i am doing my grade 8 flute in summer! The only thing I would suggest is can you make the cadence quiz be a little more varied - I keep doing the quiz and I keep getting the same cadences over and over: either a plagal, a perfect V-l, a lV-l and a l-V. It’s a little annoying as I want to learn all of the cadences by memory not just a few of the same ones
Apart from that I think this app is great and definitely worth the money :)

Cadence trainer needs work

Version 1.6.1
I found this app somewhat helpful for training cadences but it seems that only a few of the selection ever come up. After a long time of practice the I-V, V-VI, V-1 and IV-I were the only ones to ever come up. I would also suggest that cadences weren’t always in the same key as it is very easy to get used to them.

Lost my sight singing progress and other issues

Version 1.6.1
I am trying to practice the melodic repetition questions, and when I get through to the ‘listen back to your attempt’ page and click on one of the options, I instead get directed to the sight reading I tried previously. Also the app seems to have lost all of my sight singing progress since the last update and it now looks like I have made no sight singing attempts. Not very impressed at all.

Same few tunes over and over again

Version 1.6
In the grade 7 sight singing it sets the same 3-4 tunes each time. There's no way to tell it "I've had this one 5 times already, I remember perfectly now, it so give me a different one" presumably because there aren't any different ones recorded. It also will not connect to my Bluetooth speaker despite every other app being able to do so, so I have to listen through my phone's speakers. Not good.


Version 1.3
Says 2/4 is 3/4 - clearly not. Says imperfect is perfect! ABSOLUTELY RUBBISH! I recommend deleting it.

Very Useful

This App is great for practice & I suggest it to many of my students to use at home. I am a little worried as to whether all answers were accurate though. The first grade 6 cadence practise that came up was clearly an imperfect cadence but when selecting imperfect it said it was wrong I did many others following and they were all 100% correct. I wouldn’t mind if it was just for me but when you’re showing someone how to use the app it kind of makes you look a little silly for that to happen. I was wondering if anyone else had this issue or whether it was truly a mistake on my part.


Version 1.3
Well laid out. Good for sight singing and melodic repetition. As for the musical features question it is not very useful and it makes you choose one of an option of answers - I would prefer a list to learn on another section of the app just like the cadence trainer. With sight singing and melodic repetition it just repeats the same five or six questions and occasionally you get a new one. When a repeated one appears, there is no option to skip which is annoying. Still worth the money but I would prefer more questions and better musical features and rythmic repetition section.