ABRSM Aural Trainer Lite 4+

Aural practice made easy

The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (Publishing) Limited

    • 2.7 • 89 Ratings
    • Free



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, to allow you to evaluate the app before purchasing. 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 3.0.2

Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

2.7 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

Piano Learner 217 ,

Useful but limited

This app is excellent to test yourself when you think you are ready. It’s less useful as a learning app as there are limited examples and the exercises start to repeat fairly quickly. The Cadence trainer is useful for perfect, imperfect and plagal cadences, but only seems to test on some interrupted cadences, even with that option selected. Would be good if the developers could look at this, so II-V and IV-V are also included. But worth getting for checking yourself before an exam.

fitzy1075 ,

Impracticality set out

Even though this is the light the should give acsess to the first two grades rather than a random 2 to make it easier for people to know if they want to buy the better version it’s a good app but not many people will want to use it if it stays set out this way

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your comment. The Lite version of Aural Trainer gives you access to an example question from Grade 1 and Grade 4 to allow you to evaluate the app before purchasing the upgrade. This selection has not been chosen at random, rather this is because the types of questions you are asked at Grades 4 and 5 are different to those that you are asked at Grades 1-3. We hope this information is helpful and will enable you to continue using Aural Trainer.

BuggOfBuggs ,

Purchased full version but have been downgraded to lite

I bought the aural trainer app last year and found it really useful to revise for the exams. I noticed that it has been updated with new content but when I go to update the app it appears I now only have the lite version and the option to update/restore purchases is greyed out. I still have my email receipt for £7.99. Please advise.

Developer Response ,

Hi, thank you for your comment. Please note that the app will always be called Aural Trainer Lite, but you can restore any in-app purchases made in order to access the content again. Please contact auraltrainer@abrsm.ac.uk so we can assist you further.

App Privacy

The developer, The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (Publishing) Limited, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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