This workbook is designed to help you and your students prepare for the ABRSM’s music theory exams in the new online format from 2020.

The workbook contains many examples of each question that will be in the online exam, in the same multiple choice format, to give you lots of practice at each question type.

If you’ve bought the PDF download version of this workbook, then you can simulate the exam experience even more by filling in your answers on screen by using software to write on the PDF. If you use Windows, I recommend Microsoft’s Edge browser to open and write on your PDF, and if using Mac, then Apple Preview works well for this.

The syllabus is mostly unchanged from previous years but the format is a lot different, meaning music notation questions which were handwritten in exams before 2020 are now multiple
choice, as well as several other changes.

All musical examples in all sections have been composed by Matt Smith for this publication.

This workbook is not affiliated with the ABRSM in any way.

A note for digital customers: The download is a large file, and some customers using mobile phones will need to have ample memory space and fast download speeds.

Also available in this series:

Grade 2 Music Theory Workbook (click here)

Grade 3 Music Theory Workbook (click here)

Grade 4 Music Theory Workbook (click here)

Grade 5 Music Theory Workbook (click here)

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