Join over 19,000 others and become a member of - it's free!

join for free

This site is written by

victoria Williams Music Theory

Victoria Williams

LmusTCL BA Mus (Hons) MISM

Learn more...

book cover notes


We have 3358 guests and 3 members online

Please note: this website is not run by the ABRSM and is a completely independent business.

Get the MyMusicTheory Course Book
Next UK ABRSM Online Theory Exams Grades 1-5:
16th March 2021
Next UK Trinity Paper-based Theory Exams Grades 1-8:
Sat 8th May 2021

Browse by Music Grade: Grade 1 | Grade 2 | Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5 | Grade 6 | Grade 7 | Grade 8 | DiplomasWhat Grade am I?

grade 5 music theoryDownload this Grade 5 Music Theory Course or buy the Printed Book Version

Buy Grade 5 Theory Past Papers

Get some help!

16. Practice Exam (New Online Style)

Lesson 16: Grade Five Theory Practice Exam

Updated for the 2020 Syllabus - Online Exam style

This practice test was developed by MyMusicTheory and is not a copy of an ABRSM past exam paper.

If you will be taking the old-style paper theory exam, please go to the previous page for a paper style test!


  • The ABRSM brought out their first ever online theory tests in the UK in August 2020. The tests are mostly multiple choice, with no writing of music by hand required.

  • The MyMusicTheory tests aims to replicate the format as far as our software will allow - it's not exactly the same, but will give you a good idea of what it's like to take a theory test online.

  • There have been some minor syllabus changes: fewer foreign terms than previously, and the addition of recognising cadences by name, as well as scales in all the four major clefs (alto and tenor, as well as treble and bass).

  • The ABRSM is still piloting the online format, so changes may occur at short notice. Their ambition is to roll out the online format across the globe.

  • If you have any feedback about the MyMusicTheory test, please let me know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information or to discuss anything about the ABRSM's exam, please contact the ABRSM directly (we are not affiliated!)



now on amazon topbanner normalamazon logo