Theory Tests

WAM (Western Art Music)

Theory Exercises

Click here for instructions and to see how to print your theory test: Tutorial

Note identification:

Note Identification lesson

Steps and accidentals: flats, naturals, and sharps

Fun game: Whack-a-note

Intervals:

Identifying written generic intervals (not the quality, i.e., major, minor, perfect, etc.) Just the number.

Great video to help you identifying written intervals

Songs that will help you identify ascending intervals

Tone Gym

Ear training-guide-Identifying-Intervals

Key signatures:

Guides-Major-Key-Signature-Memorization-Tricks

Scales:

Identify a major scale

Identify three different minor scales

Chords

Complete Guide to Chords Part 1

Complete Guide to Chords Part 2 (Sevenths)

Chord inversions

Complete 50 attempts on each test, then submit the progress report to Dr. MacLennan.

Tests to be completed:

Grade 8

First Term

Note Identification

Treble clef instruments (C4-A6) http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/note/bg1yrybynyy

Bass clef instruments (E2-C4) http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/note/ng1yrybynyy

Second Term

Note Identification

Treble clef (A4-C6) http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/note/brwyrybynyy

Bass clef (C2-E4) http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/note/nrwyrybynyy

Interval Identification: Type, not quality (1-15)

Treble clef http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/generic-interval/brwy9y99nx

Bass clef http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/generic-interval/nrwy9y99nx

Interval Ear Training: P1, M3, P5, and P8

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/ear-interval/trrbyyygneyyy

Third Term

Note Identification: both bass and treble clefs (C2-C6)

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/note/drwrwyrybynyy

Key Signature Identification: identify 8 different key signatures

Treble clef instruments http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/keysig/bo9dyyy

Bass clef instruments http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/keysig/no9dyyy

Interval Identification: intervals of diatonic scale (M2-P8)

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/interval/brwy9yyhxyyyny

Interval Ear Training: Unison (P1), M3, P4, P5, M6, Octave (P8)

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/ear-interval/tirbyyygneyyy

Scale Ear Training: Major and harmonic minor

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/ear-scale/fyyryyygney

 

Grade 9

First Term

Note Identification: both bass and treble clefs (C2-C6)

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/note/drwrwyrybynyy

Key Signature Identification: all major keys

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/keysig/d999yyy

Interval Identification: intervals of diatonic scale (M2-P8)

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/interval/brwy9yyhxyyyny

Interval Ear Training: Unison (P1), M3, P4, P5, M6, Octave (P8)

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/ear-interval/tirbyyygneyyy

Second Term

Key Signature Identification: all major keys

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/keysig/d999yyy

Interval Identification: intervals of diatonic scale (M2-P8) with accidentals

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/interval/drwy9yyhxyybny

Interval Ear Training: Unison (P1), m3, M3, P4, P5, m6, M6, and Octave (P8)

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/ear-interval/37reyyygneyyy

Scale Ear Training: major, natural minor, harmonic minor, and melodic minor

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/ear-scale/xyyryyygney

Third Term

Key Signature Identification: all minor keys

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/keysig/d999byy

Interval Identification: all intervals in an octave (except dim. and aug.)

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/interval/drwa9dyh98ybny

Interval Ear Training: Unison (P1), m3, M3, P4, P5, m6, M6, and Octave (P8)

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/ear-interval/37reyyygneyyy

Scale Ear Training: major, natural minor, harmonic minor, and melodic minor

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/ear-scale/xyyrnyygney

 

Grade 10

First Term

Interval Identification: all intervals in an octave (except dim. and aug.)

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/interval/drwa9dyh98ybny

Interval Ear Training: all intervals in an octave

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/ear-interval/998eyyygneyyy

Chord Identification: major and minor

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/chord/brwy9ydyybny

Chord Ear Training: major and minor

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/ear-chord/dyyyeyyygney

Second Term

Interval Identification: all intervals in an octave (except dim. and aug.)

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/interval/drwa9dyh98ybny

Interval Ear Training: all intervals in an octave

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/ear-interval/998eyyygneyyy

Chord Identification: major, minor, and diminished

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/chord/brwy9ymyybny

Chord Ear Training: major, minor, diminished

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/ear-chord/8yyyeyyygney

Third Term

Interval Identification: all intervals in an octave (including dim. and aug.)

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/interval/drwo9b99999bny

Interval Ear Training: all intervals in an octave

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/ear-interval/998eyyygneyyy

Chord Identification: major, minor, diminished, and augmented

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/chord/brwy9yxyybny

Chord Ear Training: major, minor, diminished, and augmented

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/ear-chord/xyyyeyyygney

 

Grade 11

First Term

Interval Identification: all intervals in an octave (including dim. and aug.)

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/interval/drwo9b99999bny

Interval Ear Training: all intervals in an octave

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/ear-interval/998eyyygneyyy

Chord Identification: major, minor, diminished, and augmented

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/chord/brwa98xyybny

Chord Ear Training: major, minor, diminished, and augmented

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/ear-chord/xyyyeyyygney

Second Term

Interval Identification: all intervals in an octave (including dim. and aug.)

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/interval/drwo9b99999bny

Interval Ear Training: all intervals in an octave

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/ear-interval/998eyyygneyyy

Chord Identification: major, minor, diminished, and augmented (w/ inversions, no accidentals) http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/chord/brwa98xybyny

Chord Ear Training: major, minor, diminished, and augmented

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/ear-chord/xyyyeyyygney

Third Term

Interval Identification: all intervals in an octave (including dim. and aug.)

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/interval/drwo9b99999bny

Interval Ear Training: all intervals in an octave

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/ear-interval/998eyyygneyyy

Chord Identification: major, minor, diminished, and augmented (w/ inversions and accidentals) http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/chord/brwa98xybbny

Chord Ear Training: major, minor, diminished, and augmented

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/ear-chord/xyyyeyyygney

 

Grade 12

First Term

Chord Identification: dominant 7th, major 7th, and minor 7th

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/chord/brwy9yodybny

Interval Ear Training: all intervals in an octave (harmonic)

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/ear-interval/998ryyygneyyy

Chord Ear Training: dominant 7th, major 7th, and minor 7th

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/ear-chord/odyyeyyygney

Second Term

Chord Identification: dominant 7th, major 7th, minor 7th, full-diminished 7th, and half-diminished 7th http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/chord/brwy9yoxybny

Interval Ear Training: all intervals in an octave (harmonic)

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/ear-interval/998ryyygneyyy

Chord Ear Training: dominant 7th, major 7th, minor 7th, full-diminished 7th, and half-diminished 7th http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/ear-chord/oxyyeyyygney

Third Term

Chord Identification: seventh chords (including diminished and half-diminished)

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/chord/brwy9y9xbbny

Interval Ear Training: all intervals in an octave (harmonic)

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/ear-interval/998ryyygneyyy

Chord Ear Training: Major, minor, augmented, diminished, and seventh chords

http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/ear-chord/9xyyeyyygney

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