The theoretical exam consists of a number of questions about scales, transposition, triads and chord symbols. During the exam we test whether you understand the system behind musical notation and can handle it smoothly. For example, you should know the circle of fifths well, because many scales and chords come from it.
During the practical exam we test your feeling for a melody note's place, knowledge of where the root tone is and if you can recognize a leading note. Your voice control is also important. You have to be able to sing melodies, separate an interval and the notes of a triad.
Example theory test (pdf)
Answers theory test (pdf)
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