• Hofnote - Exam Aural Training

    Hofnote provides aural training exercises to help you prepare for your exams. The aural element of music exams is the hardest section to practise at home. You can buy the ABRSM CDs to listen to specimen tests but you are never sure if you are providing the correct answers.

    Hofnote tests are interactive and progressive, to help you prepare more thoroughly. You subscribe for a four month period, leading up to your exam. Prices vary from £6.50 for grade one, to £13.00 for grade eight. 

  • Dolmetsch Music Dictionary

    The Dolmetsch Music Dictionary is a fantastic resource. The dictionary lists just about amy musical term you could need. This is really useful when you find a new word in a piece of music.

  • Earope

    The Earope software is a fun way of studying Ear Training. The particular skills studied are not in the earlier Associated Board aural test, but are still useful. You can download the free demo and make quite extensive use of the programme without purchasing the full programme. You may find you wish to purchase the full programme after you have worked through the demo.

  • Music Theory, Ear Training and Manuscript Paper covers some of the material in Earope, but it also teaches music theory and lets you print manuscript paper.

  • Delcamp Guitar Forum

    Delcamp is a forum based website. It is a fantastic place to find out more about guitars and guitarists. Delcamp also offers free music scores which are worth exploring.

  • Free music downloads

    Copyright laws mean that works over a certain age may be freely shared. The quality of the scores can vary greatly but I have found it a really useful resource. However, I do tend to buy copies of works if I intend to learn them propperly, scans of older scores can be blotchy and hard to read.

    A number of guitar teachers have uploaded their own arrangements for free download. These are of much higher quality. Of particular note are arrangements by Lee Sollory and Eythor Thorlaksson.