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Music Theory Grade 5 Music Theory

What does Music Theory Grade 5 include?

  • The C clef
  • Ornaments
  • Chords in context
  • Transposition & melody writing

Key exam information

2016 improvements to Music Theory exam paper

The 2016 Grade 5 Music Theory paper will include some small changes to the layout and wording as follows:

Question 6

We have changed the wording for the melody writing question to make it clear that it’s not compulsory to include bowing or breathing marks. The wording has changed from:

Old wording

Indicate the tempo and other performance directions, including any that might be particularly required for the instrument chosen.

New wording

Put in the tempo, dynamics and other performance directions as appropriate.


Supporting applications

Melody Writer

A tool designed to help improve your melody writing and music theory knowledge and understanding.

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