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We have made some small changes to our Music Theory exams at Grades 1 to 5. Our aim is to create a better exam experience for candidates with more focus on the essential music theory knowledge and understanding needed at this level.

Updated exam papers will be used in all countries and are available now, with no overlap period. There are no changes to questions at Grades 6 to 8.


What’s changed?

We are introducing modernised questions and assessment methods in some parts of the exam at Grades 1 to 5.

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Resources and syllabus

Download the revised syllabus and find out about our music theory books and printed Practice Papers.

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Free practice materials

Sample exam papers, model answers and terms and signs quiz

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New practice papers – available now

Printed Practice Papers and Model Answers.

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We answer your common questions.

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Music Theory 2018 quiz

Test your theory knowledge with our brand new multiple choice quiz.

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