Digital Music Theory

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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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Trinity’s Music Theory exams, digitised for the 21st-century learner

Trinity’s Digital Music Theory exams offer all of the benefits of taking the exam at a convenient place and time, whilst retaining the integrity of the musical approach at the heart of Trinity’s music theory exams. Candidates can use all of our existing suite of workbooks and practice papers to prepare for the digital theory exams. All 8 grades are available immediately.

  • Gain a solid foundation in music literacy: the conventions of Western music notation, melody, rhythm, harmony and composition.
  • Write and edit staff notation at all grades; intuitive notation software makes music writing simple and accessible for all candidates throughout the exam.
  • Build knowledge of music history, as well as form and instrumental capabilities.
  • Complements the development of instrumental and vocal performance skills.

Find out more about Trinity's Digital Music Theory exams

Explore the new exam question types

Find out what our digital music theory exams will look like by trying out our new web-based modern music notation software.

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Flexible and convenient

On-demand exams may be taken at a place, date and time that suits the learner. Candidates can enrol for their exams when ready and take it from the comfort and convenience of a familiar place such as home or at school.

User-friendly Platform

These digital exams benefit from easy-to-use, industry-leading notation software. Candidates can familiarise themselves with the notation software and answer example questions in our free online practice area.

Easy booking, quick results

Exams are bookable online, with results available as soon as an exam has been marked. It is also easy to keep track of previous exam results in the personal dashboard area. The regulated, digital certificate can be accessed and shared online via candidates’ certificate account area. Find out more about Trinity's digital certificates.

Accessibility and Special Needs Provision

Trinity’s theory exam can be easily taken on any computer with an internet connection. For special considerations, take advantage of the many accessibility features of Google Chrome or apply directly for any reasonable adjustments.

Accessibility features on Google Chrome

Find out about the features available natively through the Google Chrome browser.

Preparation support

Access the free digital practice area or purchase further Theory exam papers from the ebook store. Explore the different types of exam questions freely on the website at any time and take advantage of the free familiarisation tutorials provided with the digital exam. And as the exam format is the same as Trinity’s existing theory papers, Trinity’s Theory workbook series continues to be an invaluable teaching and learning tool.

Trinity’s Grade 5 Theory certificate can be used as a prerequisite for Instrumental Graded Examinations grades 6-8 with any exam board. Trinity does not have a Theory requirement for its own Instrumental Graded Exams.

How will the exams be invigilated?

In the Digital Music Theory test, the proctoring, or invigilation, is delivered through the computer on which the candidate is taking the exam. Read our guide to find out more.

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When will I get my results?

Once you have submitted your exam, you should expect the marking to take an average of 2 weeks unless there are further checks to be made. The result will appear in the applicant's dashboard.

I still have some questions?

Visit our Digital Music Theory frequently asked questions page.

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