ABOUT THE TEST
Last year I developed a new musical skills test to provide teachers with a current and relevant resource to aid their assessment of music students’ listening abilities.
It was intended as a replacement to the aged Bentley Test and was developed with the support of three Auckland schools.
It has a running time of just under 15 minutes, no prior musical knowledge is needed to complete the test and everything is thoroughly explained, with examples.
The four sections are pitch, rhythm, melody and chords.
Each section is graded, so questions 1 to 5 are easier and questions 6 to 10 are more challenging. This means that students who are at the lower end of results are not discouraged and can strive for a reasonable mark, where those at the top should still be challenged.
The test is available for purchase for NZ$55 (incl. GST). It is a digital master pack which includes:
PDF resource sheet (including mean marks from our testing across three year levels)
Question and answer sheets
MP3 audio file
Please contact me to purchase your copy here or via the details below. Don't forget to include your school name so I can invoice correctly.
firstname.lastname@example.org (+64) 21 131 9826
Thank you for interest in the Musical Skills Test. Your feedback is most welcome, along with your ideas for the development of further tests. Any questions? Ask below.