ABRSM’s official Practice Papers are essential resources for candidates preparing for their Music Theory exams. The papers provide authentic practice materials and a reliable guide to what to expect in the exam.

The new papers are selected from the 2021 Music Theory exam papers. Each graded collection contains four papers from the 2021 exams; there is also a corresponding set of Model Answers for each grade.

Books available for Grades 1-5:

ABRSM music theory practice papers grades
ABRSM’s on-demand Music Theory exams give learners the best opportunity to demonstrate their musical knowledge and understanding, when and where they choose. Music Theory Practice Papers 2021 (Grades 1-5) are essential resources for candidates preparing for the online exams. They fully support the question types that candidates will see during their exam and reflect the new mark scheme (where there will be a total of 75 marks available, with one mark for each correct answer). They provide candidates with a reliable guide to what to expect during the exam.
Model Answers also available separately for Grades 1-5 for use with these Practice Papers.

Books available for Grades 6-8:

ABRSM music theory practice papers grades
ABRSM’s Music Theory exams at Grades 6-8 cover harmony and counterpoint, composition, and a broad knowledge of western music, including composers and their works, structure, style and period. Music Theory Practice Papers Grades 6-8 are essential resources for candidates preparing for their paper-based Music Theory exams. They provide authentic practice materials and a reliable guide to what to expect in the exam.
Model Answers also available for Grades 6-8 for use with these Practice Papers.
Music Theory exams at Grades 6-8 will remain paper-based.

The Practice Papers and Model Answers will be made available on 6 January 2022. In the meantime, do not hesitate to contact us via email or phone if you have any questions.