Here is a list of what you need to know for the theory tests. For terms, please visit your respective class page.

Term 1 Outline

Level 1

  • 10 marks  - Terms
  • 10 marks  - Unclassified intervals (to the 10th)
  • 15 marks - Naming the notes in treble and bass clef with accidentals and key signatures
    • For strings: 5 questions on alto clef as well as treble and bass
  • 10 marks - Semitone identification
  •  5 marks - Rhythm
  •  5 marks – Major key signature identification to 3 sharps and 3 flats

Level 2

  • 10 marks – Terms
  • 15 marks - Interval identification to the 10th (majors, minors, augmented, diminished, perfect)
  • 15 marks - Major/minor key signature identification
  •  5 marks - Rhythm
  •  5 marks – Semitones, whole tones, enharmonics

Level 3

  • 10 marks – Terms
  • 10 marks - Interval identification to the 10th (majors, minors, augmented, diminished, perfect)
  • 15 marks - Triad chords and 7th chords
  • 10 marks - Key signatures
  • 5 marks - Rhythms

Term 2 Outline

Level 1

  • 10 marks  - Terms
  •  5 marks  - Unclassified intervals (to the 10th)
  • 10 marks - Major key signatures
  • 10 marks - Name notes with accidentals and key signatures
  • 10 marks - Semitones, whole tones, enharmonics
  •  5 marks - Rhythm

Level 2

  • 10 marks – Terms
  • 10 marks - Interval identification to the 10th (majors, minors, augmented, diminished, perfect)
  • 15 marks - Major/minor key signatures
  • 10 marks - Triad chords
  •  5 marks - Rhythms

Level 3

  • 10 marks – Terms
  • 10 marks -  Interval identification to the 10th (majors, minors, augmented, diminished, perfect)
  • 15 marks - Triad chords and 7th chords
  • 10 marks - Key signatures
  •  5 marks - Rhythms

Term 3 Outline

Level 1

  • 10 marks – Terms
  • 15 marks – Major/minor key signatures
  • 10 marks –  Interval identification (majors and perfect)
  • 10 marks – Semitones, whole tones, enharmonics
  •  5 marks - Rhythms

Level 2

  • 10 marks – Terms
  • 10 marks -  Interval identification to the 10th (majors, minors, augmented, diminished, perfect)
  • 15 marks - Triad chords and 7th chords
  • 10 marks - Key signatures
  •  5 marks - Rhythms

Level 3

  • 10 marks – Terms
  • 10 marks -  Interval identification to the 10th (majors, minors, augmented, diminished, perfect)
  • 15 marks - Triad chords and 7th chords
  • 10 marks - Key signatures
  •  5 marks - Rhythms