Music Theory Grade 1 Mock Exam
A mock exam paper for Music Theory Grade 1 (Trinity College Syllabus).
1. Note values of whole notes (semibreves), dotted half notes (dotted minims), minims, quarter notes (crotchets) and eighth notes (quavers) beamed in 2s, 4s or 6s only.
2. Rest values of whole notes (semibreves) - including semibreve rests showing a whole bar’s rest in any time signature, half notes (minims) and quarter notes (crotchets).
3. Time signatures of two-four, three-four, four-four and Common Time alternative symbol.
4. Grouping note and rest values for the time signatures above.
5. Naming and using notes in treble or bass clefs (to one ledger line above or below the stave).
6. Accidentals (the flat, the natural, the sharp)
7. Tones and semitones (Whole steps and half steps).
8. C, F and G major keys, their scales, key signatures, one-octave arpeggios and tonic triads in root position.
9. Identifying the key of a piece in C, F or G major.
10. Concept of numbers 1–8 being used to name degrees of the major scale
11. 1st degree of the scale being known as the tonic or doh
12. Degrees of the scale can be at different registers
13. Tonic triad labelled:
— as a chord symbol above the music (e.g. C in the key of C major)
— as a Roman numeral below the music (e.g. I in the key of C major)
14. Intervals (as a number only — unison, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and octave above C, F
15. Musical terms and symbols;
16. Dynamic and articulation marks
Pianissimo, piano, mezzo piano, mezzo forte, forte, fortissimo, accents, crescendo, diminuendo, legato, slurs, staccato (and signs and abbreviations for these where appropriate);
17. Tempo marks
Andante, allegro, moderato, repeat marks, ritenuto
(and signs and abbreviations for these where appropriate)