Build a solid understanding of Music Theory in just 177 minutes and beat your Grade 3 Online Exam. Β 

The Grade 3 Music Theory course does not let beginners fall behind and provides an interactive learning experience.

There is no need to feel intimidated, the lectures are stress-free and easy to follow. We keep first timers in mind, so no prior knowlegde is required.

Be on your way to master Grade 3 music theory in no time by following our guidance.

Study Grade 3 in under 3 hours!


This course serves as a self-guided resource for students to expand their knowledge on music theory. The ABRSM and Trinity College Grade 3 music theory materials have been integrated into 70 tutorial videos, one tuition book, and plenty of self-assessment quizzes.

Rely on our professional experience steer you clear of the usual mistakes as you navigate the twists and turns of the Grade 3 music theory.

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Interactive Tutorials

The main reason why our courses are different from others is because our lectures are animated tutorials. Lessons are taught in the same way tutors usually do in a school environment, but changed from the old classroom to a modern virtual space.Β 

After each module, students may put the contents learn into practice with up-to-date music theory quizzes.

The Book for Grade 3 Music Theory

The grade 3 music theory book serves as an accompanying tuition book that supports students in their learning of music theory. Organized according to the video lectures, it makes it easy to follow along.

It can be downloaded as an eBook, or purchased in a printed paperback form, allowing students to annotate as they watch.

Benefit from working through the material at your own pace or use the book as a reference later on.

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Instant Feedback

Sometimes music theory is labelled as tedious but the enjoyable side comes after learning the rules themselves.

After completing each module. pupils will put their knowledge to the test. Our self-grading quizzes updated to the latest model answers will deliver contructive feedback in a split-second.Β 

There is also a comments section where students can submit their questions to the teachers.

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Updated Grade 3 Syllabus

Worried about the new ABRSM and Trinity College syllabus?

Rest assured! Our teachers stay up-to-date on the latest changes and update this course to comply with the latest syllabus requirements.

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Music Theory Online Format

Although music theory exams have been traditionally done in person and in paper, online learning has taken over! As it is time to adapt to the new online assessments, we have designed this course to equip students with everything you need to know.

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Limitless Access

Music theory is a critical component of any musician’s education. If you’re serious about it, then lifetime access to an online course is the way to go. This course allows you to learn at your own pace, accessing the material with no time limits.

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Advantages of this Grade 3 Course

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No time limits: stay as long as you need!

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Short and to the point tutorials

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Self-paced course: rewatch on and on

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No fear of the new online exams

Ready to take your music theory knowledge to the next level?

What’s Included?

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There are numerous music organizations that certify musicians all around the globe. Based in London, ABRSM and Trinity College of Music are two of the main examination boards.

This online program compiles all of ABRSM and Trinity College’s latest music theory information, as of 2022.


♦ The Music Stave
♦ The Grand Stave
♦ Parts of a Note
♦ Writing Notes
β—Š Drawing note-heads or semibreves
β—Š Drawing stems
β—Š Drawing tails


♦ The Treble Clef
♦ The Bass Clef
♦ Writing changes of clefs
♦ Pitch
♦ Ledger Lines

Time Values

♦ Note Values
♦ Rest Values
β—Š Drawing rests
♦ Music Note Tree
♦ Dotted Values
β—Š Drawing Dots
♦ Dotted rests values
♦ Triplets
β—Š How to write triplets
♦ Bars and bar lines
♦ Ties and slurs
β—Š Lengthening weak beats
β—Š Accidentals on tied notes

Time Signatures

♦ Simple Time
β—Š Common time and Alla breve
♦ Compound Time
♦ Time signatures accentuation
♦ Changes of time signatures
♦ Confusing time signatures
β—Š 3/4 and 6/8
β—Š 6/4 and 12/8
β—Š 4/4 and 2/2
♦ Rewriting music in a new time signature
β—Š From 4/4 to 4/2
β—Š From 3/4 to 3/8
β—Š From 3/2 to 3/4
β—Š From 2/2 to 2/4
β—Š Converting simple to compound
β—Š Converting compound to simple


♦ Beaming foundation
β—Š Notes with the same number of flags
β—Š Notes with different number of flags
β—Š Dotted notes
♦ Time signatures with a crotchet beat
β—Š Beaming Quavers
β—Š Beaming Semiquavers
β—Š Beaming Dotted Rhythms
β—Š Avoid ties
β—Š Syncopation
β—Š Rests in 2/4, 3/4, 4/4
♦ Time signatures with a minim beat
β—Š Beaming quavers and semiquavers in 2/2, 3/2, 4/2
β—Š Rests in 2/2, 3/2, 4/2
β—Š Avoid ties
♦ Time signatures with a quaver beat
β—Š Beaming quavers and semiquavers in 3/8
β—Š Rests in 3/8
♦ Grouping Rests – General rules
β—Š Whole Bar Rest
β—Š Grouping rests shorter than a beat
♦ Grouping in Compound Time
β—Š Grouping quavers
β—Š Grouping longer values
β—Š Dotted crotchet rests
β—Š Quaver rests
β—Š Semiquaver rests


♦ Writing an accidental
♦ Cancelling an accidental

Key and Key Signatures

♦ Major and minor modes
♦ Grade 3 Key Signatures
♦ Writing Key Signatures
♦ The Circle of Fifths
♦ How to find the Major key of a Key Signature
♦ How to find the key signature of a minor key
♦ How to find the key of a piece


♦ Tones and Semitones
♦ Major Scales
β—Š Grade 3 Major scales
β—Š Descending Major Scales
♦ Degrees
♦ Minor scales
β—Š Grade 3 minor scales
β—Š Descending minor scales


♦ Tonic Triad
♦ Chord inversions
♦ Dominant triads
β—Š Dominant triads in Major Keys
β—Š Dominant triads in Minor Keys
♦ Chord progressions
♦ 4 Part Chords
♦ Perfect Cadences
♦ Arpeggios
β—Š Broken chords


♦ Harmonic and Melodic
♦ Measuring Intervals by number
β—Š Intervals and Accidentals
β—Š Unison and Octave
♦ Measuring intervals by quality
β—Š Major and minor 2nds
β—Š Major and minor 3rds
β—Š Perfect 4ths
β—Š Perfect 5ths
β—Š Major and minor 6ths
β—Š Major and minor 7ths
β—Š Octaves (8ves)
β—Š Grade 3 Intervals

Musical Analysis

♦ Simple phrase structure
♦ Similar and contrary motion


♦ Sequences
β—Š Real Sequences
β—Š Tonal Sequences


♦ Writing a bass line
♦ Writing a tune

Performance Directions

♦ Dynamics
♦ Tempo
β—Š Tempo Markings
β—Š Tempo Changes
β—Š Metronome Marks
♦ Articulation
β—Š Legato
β—Š Staccato
β—Š Accent
β—Š Tenuto
β—Š Sforzando
β—Š Marcato
β—Š Legato-staccato
β—Š Staccatissimo
♦ Repeat Marks
β—Š Repeat Signs
β—Š First and second time bar
β—Š Da Capo al Fine
β—Š Dal Segno
♦ Expression Terms
β—Š Cantabile
β—Š Dolce
β—Š Espressivo
β—Š Giocoso
β—Š Grazioso
β—Š Maestoso
♦ Other signs and terms
β—Š Octave
β—Š Fermata
β—Š Bowings
β—Š Anacrusis
β—Š Other terms
β—Š Musical Vocabulary

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How do I access the course?

Click β€œEnroll Course” and set up an account during checkout. Enter an email address and set a new password. After the order has been completed, go to our website menu and select ”My Account” then use the same credentials to access the course.

Is the Textbook essential?

Having a course written outline at hand is a lot more efficient. The Grade 3 music theory book is can be downloaded as anΒ eBook or as a paperback book and it also comes with QR-enabled quiz access.

Can I learn music theory by myself?

Reading through the Grade 3 textbook can help you learn music theory for yourself. Access to the video tutorials is key as the instructor goes through the most common mistakes.

Are you also thinking of signing up for the Grade 2 assessment? Make sure to accustom yourself to the new online format as paper exams are no longer offered.

Can I skip the quizzes?

For these test results to be useful, all students are encouraged to take all grade 3 quizzes before the exam’s day.

Can I request a teacher for assistance?

Yes, you can message us anytime when learning. Just type your question at the bottom field of the learning mode.

What's my level?

Attempt it out by taking this Grade 2 mock exam quizzes. See how your understanding of music theory fares against your knowledge.

1-on-1 live lessons are available too. For further grades, please sign up here to register your interest or contact the Academy.

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What grade are you in?

Put your music theory into practice with this quiz and find out what music theory course is your best fit.

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Book your exam

After your course ends, we recommend you to sign up for a Grade 3 music theory online exam at the ABRSM or Trinity College London sites.

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Proceed to Grade 4

Are you excited to move to the next level? Challenge yourself with the Grade 4 and keep developing your theory knowledge.