The OFFICIAL ABRSM Aural Trainer 6-8 Lite 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 exercises can be used in any order, however often you like, on your own or with your teacher.

This Lite app contains a limited amount of audio content for Grades 6 and 7. You may upgrade to all content for Grades 6 to 8 in-app. There is also a fully interactive cadence trainer tool and guide to the aural tests in ABRSM graded music exams.

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. 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 2.0

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

Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

hazel sharp ,


Can’t access Grade 8 after upgrading.

Developer Response ,

Hi hazel sharp,

If you are still encountering an issue please can you email so we can assist you.

Hello hazel sharp,

Thank you for your comment. The Lite version of the app contains a limited amount of content for Grades 6 and 7. You may upgrade to all content for Grades 6-8 in-app. We hope this information is helpful but please contact if you require further assistance.

little-grant ,

Technical flaws for those using AirPlay or Bluetooth speaker

Even if your iPhone is already connected to an airplay or bluetooth speaker, the app still plays the music through the speaker of the idevice. Wired earphones works fine.

I have brought this to the attention of the developer last year. The respondent said many things. The respondent did not say that they are working on a fix for bluetooth or airplay speaker users. That is so archaic because most apps that plays audio files allow the user to choose the output speaker.

So if your iPhone speaker will prepare you for the sound of the grand piano that you will be standing behind on the day of your exam, buy this app!

Developer Response ,

Hi little-grant,
Thanks for downloading Aural Trainer. We can confirm that the app is fully compatible with headphones, so if you are experiencing a problem when using headphones please could you contact us by emailing so we can assist you and resolve the issue.

Princess reviews 😂🤗😇 ,

Not working!

I have this app for a while now and it’s been great, but suddenly now it is telling me I need to upgrade even though I can still access grade 6 to 8 and have paid fully for the app?! And it has started glitching out, on the rhythmic repetition it asked me about texture and then supplied answers about tempo, and then at the end when marked, glitched out again, back to texture saying I got it wrong, even though it hadn’t supplied me those answers!
Pls fix.

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