Mock Music Test

Music Test – Stage 1


What is a Mock Music Test?

Mock music tests provide your child with the opportunity to experience what the real test is like. It will offer parents the opportunity to find out if their child has an aptitude for music allowing them to develop their child in preparation for the actual test in Sept


The Sessions

The session will replicate the actual test. the format is shown below:

  • A short familiarisation and overview of the tests, giving example of the sounds / questions. 
  • A test covering 60 questions of four types, Pitch, Melody, Rhythm, and Texture.


Pitch:        Children will listen to 2 sounds and have to indicate whether the second sound is the same as the first, or whether it is higher or lower. There are 20 questions in this section.


Melody:     Children will listen to 3 tunes consisting of 5 notes and have to indicate if the second tune is the same as the first or if one of the notes as been altered. If there is a change, children are expected to identify which note. There are 10 questions in this section.


Rhythm:    Children will listen to 2 patterns of notes and have to decide whether the second pattern is the same as, or different from, the first and where any differences occur. There are 10 questions in this section.


Texture:    Children will listen to a number of notes played together at the same time. Children need to decide whether or not each chord has 2, 3, or 4 notes. There are 20 questions in this section.


Papers will be collected for marking by Mock Transfer Tests. Parents will be emailed the results giving a score and ranking. It is not possible to give detailed feedback on this test.


The cost of these sessions are shown on the Service & Cost page


Booking a test

To book a Mock Music Test, please click here .



All sessions are subject to availability. Alternative dates might be offered if fully booked.