This is a re-write and re-recording of a past Audio Master Class on field testing. I have updated the information and reduced the options to the simpler 20-minute field test rather than include the more confusing options of 8-minute vs 20-minute field tests. For less fit or new students, I still recommend the Talk Test, which you can find here.
This first post is the physiology and explanation, how to explain it to your students, and what to do with the numbers once you’ve done the testing. Part 2 provides with a complete written and recording of a 20-minute field test Audio Master Class with coaching and cueing ideas and a new playlist.