Theory of Music

New Digital Music Theory grades out now

Trinity's Digital Music Theory grades are available for booking for candidates in:

  • Australia
  • India
  • Italy
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • UAE
  • United Kingdom

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Our Theory of Music syllabus responds to modern teaching and learning styles and can be taken as a paper-based exam or as on on-demand digital exam. Supporting both formats of exam are Theory of Music Workbooks presenting the study of musical theory in bright and practical formats, attractive to both the student and the teacher. Not only will it help you to progress more quickly on your instrument, studying for our Theory exams will help you to gain a broad understanding of classical music. Past papers can be downloaded for further exam practice.

Although there are no theory prerequisites for taking any Trinity College London practical graded exams, theoretical musical knowledge works to enhance and support practical studies.

  • Comprehensive and carefully incremented approach to the technical language of music, supported by approachable workbooks
  • Gain a solid foundation in music literacy: the conventions of Western music notation, melody, rhythm and harmony
  • Build your knowledge of music history, as well as form and instrumental capabilities
  • Complement and enhance your practical instrumental or vocal studies
  • Available for Grades 1–8 with accompanying workbooks containing all requirements for the exams, including information for teachers, hints and tips for candidates, tasks and questions for the grade, worked examples and more.

Further information

Full details (including our procedures, syllabus requirements, what to expect, and what to bring with you) can be found in our Information & Regulations.

Information & Regulations

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