ABRSM Music Theory Grade 5
ABRSM has changed to Online Theory Exam starting from the year 2021. The following handout is created to help students to prepare for the exam.
What is covered in ABRSM Music Theory Grade 5?
Irregular time signatures and note and rest groupings
The Tenor C clef
The interval of transposition up or down: major 2nd, minor 3rd and perfect 5th
Scales and key signatures of all major and minor keys up to and including six sharps and flats.
All simple and compound intervals from any note.
The root position (a), 1st inversion (b) and 2nd inversion (c) forms of the tonic, supertonic, subdominant and dominant chords in any of the keys.
Perfect, imperfect and plagal cadences
Terms and signs
The recognition of ornaments
Types of voice and names of instruments, the clefs they use, instrument family groups and the basic way by which they produce sound
General musical observation designed to test the candidate’s ability to apply theoretical knowledge to actual music
Simple to Compound Time
Compound to Simple Time
Percussion Definite Pitch
Percussion Indefinite Pitch