MTB exam syllabuses were all created by instrumental specialists and are designed to provide a broad range of repertoire options from classical to popular styles to help teachers and pupils select music they will enjoy. Please press the plus sign to view our syllabuses.

  • Music Theory Foundation

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  • Music Theory Grade 1

    PDF 87 KB

  • Music Theory Grade 2

    PDF 120 KB

  • Music Theory Grade 3

    PDF 63 KB

  • Music Theory Grade 4

    PDF 60 KB

  • Music Theory Grade 5

    PDF 98 KB

Additional Resources

Reading & listening skills can be found here alongside any other resources required for the exam.

  • MTB Theory Introductory Video Guide

    Chief examiner Mark Kesel talks you through MTB's new online Theory courses.

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  • Music Theory Overview

    Click more info to find general information, pricing details and FAQ's on MTB Music Theory.

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