Welcome to the practice tests for the most popular standardized test in music theory in the world!
The ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) Music Theory exams are considered to be the benchmark exam to measure progress in music theory. More than 600,000 candidates take ABRSM exams each year in over 93 countries.
The Music Theory exams are divided into 8 levels. In this class, we will focus on levels 5 and 6.
These practice exams have been constructed from materials available directly from the ABRSM guidelines, including past exams, practice materials, and study suggestions. I’ve tried to adhere to all the qualifications of the exam, in order to replicate the experience of the exam as much as possible.
If you have taken my music theory classes, these exams will be a great way to test your progress. These exams correspond to levels 7, 8, and 9 in my music theory classes available here on Udemy.
There are two versions of each exam contained here. My intention in doing that is to create multiple options for you to practice each test from scratch.
This exam has been put together to follow all of the requirements publically available for the ABRSM Music Theory Exam, Levels 5 and 6. The exam is timed, with 120 minutes allotted to complete each exam.
Please note: The actual exam is not multiple choice (although it does have some multiple-choice questions), but because of the Udemy test format, I had to make them multiple choice. I’ve tried to give many possible answers to simulate the real exam as much as possible.
• A score of 66% is required to pass.
• A score of 80% is required for a mark of “Merit”.
• A score of 90% is required for a mark of “Distinction”.
Before you take the real test, please see the official rules to get an understanding of how the test is run, what can be brought into the test, and any other rules and qualifications. You can find this information on the ABRSM website.
- Identify if you are ready to take a music theory proficiency exam.
- Test your progress in your music theory education.