Grade 1 Music Theory Practice Papers


This is a digital download of five of our unique PDF Grade 1 Music Theory Practice Exams to help you, your child or your students prepare for and pass the 2020 ABRSM Grade 1 Music Theory Exams.

Grade 1 Music Theory Past Paper Samples

Here’s some examples from our grade 1 music theory practice papers. We’ve put them together by analysing the last six years of ABRSM grade 1 past papers to help you be prepared for all the types of questions that could come up. 

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Why Use Our Grade 1 Practice Papers?

So you, your child or your students are starting to learn about grade 1 music theory. Maybe you’re booked in for an ABRSM theory exam already? Either way making sure you sit some grade 1 music theory practice papers is a great way to see if you’ve understood all the things you’ve been learning.

Using mock exams is essential to getting used to the sort of questions that are going to be asked on the day. Even if you’re not sitting an exam they are ideal to reflect on what you’ve learnt and make sure there are no gaps in your knowledge before you move on to the next grades.

Our Grade 1 Music Theory Exam Paper Pack contains 5 unique PDF mock tests to help you get to grips with everything that could come up in the ABRSM Grade 1 Music Theory exam plus all the model answers to mark them yourself.

What Types of Questions are Asked?

Each paper has been put together by painstakingly reviewing the ABRSM syllabus and the last 6 years of actual grade 1 ABRSM theory past papers to make sure they include every type of question that could be asked. With over 150 exercises for you to get stuck into you’ll be more than prepared.

Each exam paper contains 9 questions that you’ll have to answer. The time limit is one and a half hours to complete each test paper. 

The sort of questions that are asked are: 

  • Naming and writing out notes and their time values
  • Adding missing time signatures to extracts (2/4, 3/4 and 4/4)
  • Adding missing bar lines to extracts of music
  • Adding the correct clef to notes or triads in the treble and bass clefs
  • Identifying and writing out named major key signatures (C, G, D and F)

Plus loads more questions that are similar to the real ABRSM question papers.


Reviews Of Our Grade 1 Practice Papers

Here are some of the reviews from some of our customers who have used our grade 1 theory practice papers.

Vishal - Parent, Saudi Arabia
“I am based in Saudi Arabia at the moment so getting these papers via online is extremely useful. My daughter used the grade 1 papers to practice and got a 98 out of 100, so hopefully a similar result next time round.”
Tanya - Student, UK

“The practice exams were very accurate and a good representation of the sort of questions that came up in the ABRSM exam. I would definitely recommend them and will be buying again.”

What's Included In This Download?

Upon purchase you’ll receive a zip file which includes the following 10 files:

In this download you get five unique grade 1 PDF mock exam papers:

  1. Grade 1 Practice Exam A – 2.4 MB
  2. Grade 1 Practice Exam B – 1.2 MB
  3. Grade 1 Practice Exam C – 1.0 MB
  4. Grade 1 Practice Exam D – 1.2 MB
  5. Grade 1 Practice Exam E – 1.2 MB

As well as all the model answers for these grade 1 mock exams:

  1. Grade 1 Practice Exam A Answers – 2.9 MB
  2. Grade 1 Practice Exam B Answers – 2.0 MB
  3. Grade 1 Practice Exam C Answers – 1.6 MB
  4. Grade 1 Practice Exam D Answers – 2.0 MB
  5. Grade 1 Practice Exam E Answers – 1.8 MB

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