These practice music theory tests will help your students as they prepare for their music exams, as you assess transfer students, or as you use these in your own evaluations. Levels A-10 (11 levels) are approximately 3-4 pages in length and are reproducible for any student in your studio under your direct instruction!
If you use the Music Progressions Curriculum, these practice music theory tests perfectly coincide with the concepts tested in each level of that theory test!
Details of each practice music theory tests
- Level A: white key note names; RH/LH; finger numbers; direction of notes; steps or skips on keyboard; note values (quarter, half whole); p, f, repeat.
- Level 1: quarter, half, whole notes; treble/bass symbols; forte/piano; note direction on staff and keyboard; letter names of white keys; steps/skips; whole/half steps; Note names Bass G to Treble F
- Level 2: beats of notes; writing in counts; p/f/legato/staccato; names of white and black keys, draw accidentals; intervals 2-5; note names on staff
- Level 3: writing in counts (eighths included); p-f; ties and slurs; time signature meaning, stem direction; accidentals, names of grand staff notes, intervals 2-6, whole/half on staff.
- Level 4: writing in counts (eighths included); pp-ff; time signature meaning, note names up to 2 ledger lines, intervals 2-8, major triads on white keys; 8va, D.C. al fine, and accents; patter on WH steps in scales.
- Level 5: writing in counts (including 3/8 and 6/8), sharps and flats in order, major key signatures, M and P intervals, Major/minor triads on keyboard, Major/minor triads on staff, writing scales.
- Level 6: fill in missing beats; M, m, P intervals built on white keys; Major and minor scales on white keys; major key signatures and relatives; Major/minor triads on staff.
- Level 7: fill in missing beats (any meter); double sharps and flats; M, m, P intervals, M/m scales on white or black keys, Majors and relative minors, M/m/Aug./dim. triads on staff.
- Level 8: fill in missing beats; write scales (M, natural minor, harmonic minor); parallel and relative minor scales; M,m,P intervals up and down, Aug and dim. 4ths, 5ths, 8ths; M, m, Aug., dim. triads any inversion; Dom 7, M7, m7 chords.
- Level 9: writing in counts (through 32nds); scale ID including whole tone, pentatonic, and modes; write scales and modes; M, m, P intervals; Aug and dim intervals; tritones; M7, m7, Dom 7th; key signature of musical excerpt.
- Level 10: write any form of scale including whole tone, chromatic, modal, pentatonic; All 7th chords in any inversion; harmonic analysis of a hymn; identify key, mode or scale of excerpt.