Unpitched Aural Tests for Drum Kit

Candidates for Drum Kit exams can choose Unpitched Aural as one of their two supporting tests. This comprises time signature recognition, style recognition, identifying changes and providing accompaniment to a short piece of music played by the examiner at the piano, helping to develop key skills such as musical perception and ensemble playing.

Watch example tests


Grade 3

Grade 4

With grateful thanks to St Faith’s School, Cambridge, for facilitating these videos.

Download specimen tests


Download an example of the Unpitched Aural test for the new Initial grade.

Download Specimen Test
Unpitched Aural | Initial

Grades 1–8

Example tests are given in the Unpitched Aural: Specimen Tests for Drum Kit book.

Recordings of the piano part to Part 4 of the Playalong test are available here (23.5MB zip file containing 22 MP3 files)

Download Playalong Tracks (MP3)
Unpitched Aural Specimen Tests

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