Aural Style of Learning

Aural (auditory-musical)

How do you know that you have an aural style of learning?

  • You find that using sound and music in your learning environment is a good strategy.
  • Do you seem to most often have a "song in your head?"
  • Do you find yourself regularly strumming your fingers or tapping your pencil?
  • Can you sing well or play a musical instrument?
  • When you hear certain songs, does it evoke strong emotions?

Implications for learning

  •  One of the most often used advantages is that aural learners can "set facts to music" which helps them to learn the information.
  • Aural learners can often "make up a song" about a concept to serve as a memory aid.
    • Examples of this include "The President's Song" or "The Alphabet Song" which young learners use early in their education.
  • Another useful technique is to have music playing in the background as you are studying.
  • Aural learners often report that they can focus much better when music is pre