Learn Listening Online
Violin resting on music

Learn Listening Online

An interactive resource for students of NQ music to improve their knowledge and listening skills.

Please note that the material on this site currently refers to the older qualifications and NOT the new National Qualifications that have been developed to meet the aims of Curriculum for Excellence. Learners and practitioners should ensure the material is appropriate for the particular qualification being studied. The NQ Music site has revised content for the New National Qualifications.

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Access 3 to Intermediate 2

Online music learning covering topics such as Scottish music, instrumental music and vocal music across three levels.
Piano keys

Higher and Advanced Higher

An online history of music with two approaches to study, either through musical topics or through periods of music.
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A to Z dictionary

Containing all the concepts required for National Qualifications in Music described briefly and with music excerpts.

Listening to the sound files

There are hundreds of short audio clips in the resource, in mp3 format and played in Flash.

users may have to click on the play button to access the Flash player and then click again to hear the sound.
Mac users should be able to access sound by simply clicking on the play button.

We recommend that you use headphones to enjoy the best quality from the sound files.

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What's new

Quizzes and practice tests

Test your knowledge and understanding of music topics and periods with the Higher and Advanced Higher quizzes

Prepare for the final listening exams using the two practice tests.

The revamped Access 3 to Intermediate 2 quizzes now provide users with feedback and score printouts.