ABRSM Music Theory | Grade 3

A complete course covering the ABRSM Grade 3 Music Theory syllabus.

Course Summary

Grade 3 Music Theory ABRSM
 *** UPDATED for the latest ABRSM Syllabus Changes ***

This Grade 3 Music Theory video courses covers the ABRSM syllabus in full.

Take and pass ABRSM grade 3 music theory with confidence!

The course includes:

  • Compound time signatures of 6/8, 9/8 and 12/8 and the grouping of notes within them
  • The demisemiquaver/32nd note and rest
  • Transposition of a melody from treble to bass clef (or vice versa) at the octave
  • Scales and key signatures in all keys up to four flats/sharps
  • Major, minor harmonic and minor melodic scales
  • Tonic triads in the keys for this grade
  • Intervals above the tonic by number and quality
  • Musical foreign terms and symbols

About ABRSM Grade 3

At grade 3, we delve deeper into the slightly more complex topics such as keys with up to 4 flats or sharps in them, harmonic and melodic minor scales, and simple and compound time signatures (6/8, 9/8 and 12/8).

Grade 3 is a lower-intermediate level exam.

About this Course

This course covers the whole ABRSM grade 3 syllabus.

The grade 3 course/syllabus overlaps with grade 2, so we will also review some topics from grade 2 (those that normally cause the most confusion!)

We'll also review some of the topics from the lower grades which cause the most difficulty, such as beaming notes together in groups.

Included in the Course

PDF coursebook with comprehensive explanations and examples of each topic, including hundreds of practice exercises (answers included).
PDF also includes a full mock test based on the style of the real exam
Apps and quizzes for learning the foreign musical terms for this grade.
Teacher support via the messaging board
Reference materials include all the foreign terms you need for grade 3, including those learned at grades 1 and 2, as the syllabus is cumulative, plus complete examples of all scales in both treble and bass clefs.

Course Curriculum

Victoria Williams

I'm Victoria Williams BA (Hons) Mus, LmusTCL, AmusTCL (Distinction), MISM. I graduated in music, (specialising in musicology), from the University of Leeds. I hold two diplomas in music theory from Trinity College London, and Grade 8 Composition (Distinction) from LCM. 

I have enjoyed over fifteen years' of experience teaching music theory, with an emphasis on exam preparation, to students around the globe. 

All the materials have been tried and tested on real human students, and have proven themselves to be effective - my students generally gain top marks in their exam (and so can you!)

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