Mock Music Test (MAT)


Mock Music Aptitude 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:      Childen listen to two 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 of these questions and some of the pitches are less than a semitone   apart.


Melody:   Children listen to two tunes consisting of five notes.  Candidates have to  decide whether the second tune is the same as the first or if one of the notes has been altered. If there is a change, candidates will be expected to identify which note has been altered by giving the note number.  There are 10 questions.


Rhythm:  Children will listen listen to two patterns of notes and have to decide whether the second pattern is the same as, or different from, the first and where any difference occurs.  Each rhythm will be four beats (or pulses) in length.  There are 10 questions.


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


Papers will be collected for marking by Mock Transfer Tests. Parents will be emailed the results giving a score and ranking with some constructive advice on next steps.


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


Booking a test

To book a Mock Music Test, please click here .



For more information of the SW Herts Music Test, please see this link, 



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