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Aural tests summary for AMEB Classical Examinations

level

AMEB Classical

bach2roq equivalent

Prelim

rhythm clap to a beat which may vary & keep clapping after the music finishes level 1 rhythm
pitch state the higher or lower of 2 notes level 2 highest/ lowest note
melody to hum or sing notes played one by one level 2 melody recognition
rhythm to clap or tap or sing the rhythm of a short piece level 1 rhythm

1

rhythm clap to a short passage level 2 rhythm
pitch to hum the tonic at the end of a short passage level 3 pick the tonic
melody to hum or sing notes of a short melody level 3 melody recognition

2

rhythm clap to a short passage in duple time level 2 or 3 melody match - clap the rhythm each time
pitch to hum or sing a short phrase combining melody and time level 2 or 3 melody match - sing the tune each time
pitch to sing the higher or lower of 2 notes played together (3rd or 5th) level 2 sing upper or lower

3

rhythm clap to a short passage in duple or triple time, then state the time level 3 or 4 melody match - clap the rhythm each time
melody to hum or sing a short phrase level 4 melody match
pitch sing two notes played together within an octave level 5 intervals
pitch recognise  2-5 intervals level 2 intervals

4

rhythm clap to a short passage in duple or triple time, then state the time level 4 or 5 melody match - clap the rhythm each time
pitch recognise  2-8 intervals of a major scale level 3 intervals
pitch sing the higher or lower part of  two-successive intervals level 2 sing upper or lower
pitch hum the middle note level 3 middle note

5

rhythm clap to a short passage in duple or triple time, then state the time level 5 or 6 melody match - clap the rhythm each time
pitch recognise  2-8 intervals of a major scale or harmonic minor scale level 4 intervals
pitch sing the higher or lower part of  three-successive intervals level 3 sing upper or lower
harmony hum notes of a chord level 4 sing a chord

6

intervals recognise and sing any of the intervals of a major or minor scale level 4 intervals
harmony recognise the position of a triad levels 5-7 inversions
pitch sing the higher or lower part of  four -successive intervals level 4 sing upper or lower
cadences recognise a plagal or perfect cadence level 6 cadences

7

triads recognise major or minor triad and inversion levels 5-7 inversions
cadences recognise a plagal, perfect or interrupted cadence level 7 cadences
memory play or sing a new 2-bar piece that has been memorised immediately prior levels 6-7 sing a score
pitch sing the higher or lower part of  six -successive intervals level 5 upper or lower

8

triads recognise major, minor or diminished triad and inversion levels 5-7 inversions
cadences recognise a plagal, perfect, imperfect or interrupted cadence level 8 cadences
memory play or sing a new 4-bar piece that has been memorised immediately prior level 8 sing a score
pitch sing the lower part of  an extended 2-part phrase level 7 upper or lower

 


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