This material has been prepared primarily to offer guidance for the Associated Board’s Practical Musicianship examinations. It is hoped that music teachers will find in it a useful basis on which to plan a scheme of study in this important aspect of music learning. Where appropriate a background note has been given showing the purpose of the test, and in some cases a preliminary exercise has been suggested before attempting the specimen tests. It should be noted that in most cases ample practice material will be found in the music which pupils are currently learning. This should be used whenever possible to emphasize the relevance of practical musicianship as an aid to performance.