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5. Degrees of the Scale & Tonic Triads Exercises (ABRSM)

Grade 3 Music Theory: 5. Degrees of the Scale and Tonic Triads (ABRSM)

Suitable for:  ABRSM Grade 3   GCSE   AP Music Theory Beginners 

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Exercise 1 - General Knowledge

  1. In a melodic minor ascending scale, which degree(s) of the scale must be raised? answer
  2. In a harmonic minor ascending scale, which degree(s) of the scale must be raised? answer
  3. What’s another name for the first or eighth degree of the scale? answer

 

Exercise 2 - Degrees of the Scale

Which degree of the scale do these melody extracts a) begin and b) end on?
a)
x

b)
x

c)
x

 

Exercise 3 - Adding Clefs and Key Signatures to Triads

Add the correct clef and key signature to each of these tonic triads.

triads-key-sigs 0 0triads-key-sigs 0 1triads-key-sigs 0 2triads-key-sigs 0 3triads-key-sigs 0 4

 

Exercise 4 - Adding a Clef and Accidentals to Triads

Add the correct clef and any necessary sharp or flat signs to each of these tonic triads. (Do notuse key signatures).

triads-accidentals 0 0triads-accidentals 0 1triads-accidentals 0 2triads-accidentals 0 3triads-accidentals 0 4

 

Exercise 5 - Writing Triads with Accidentals

Write the tonic triad of each of the following keys. Do not use key signatures, but remember to add any necessary sharp or flat signs.

write-triads-accidentals 0 0write-triads-accidentals 0 1write-triads-accidentals 0 2write-triads-accidentals 0 3write-triads-accidentals 0 4

 

Exercise 6 - Writing Triads with Key Signatures

Write the key signature and tonic triad of each of these keys.

write-triads-key-sigs 0 0write-triads-key-sigs 0 1write-triads-key-sigs 0 2write-triads-key-sigs 0 3write-triads-key-sigs 0 4

 

 

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