107 minutes to excel your Grade 2 Music Theory Exam. 

100% made by Hampstead Piano Academy, the Grade 2 music theory course is composed of 70 short and easy-to-follow lectures.

Get rid of the stress of music theory and have fun completing the quizzes.

First time in the subject? No problem, we will help you catch up!

Study Grade 2 in less than 2 hours!


Grade 2 Music Theory

What is online music theory about?

This course has been created as a resource for students to self-study music theory online. All ABRSM and Trinity College Grade 2 music theory contents have been merged into 70 video tutorials, 1 tuition book and plenty of self-grading quizzes.

Rely on our personal expertise to guide you through the ins and outs of the Grade 2 music theory and avoid the most common pitfalls on the exam day.

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Easy-to-follow video lessons

The program is presented in the form of concise video lectures, straightforward and to the point. With each lesson lasting a couple of minutes, the full course can be completed in less than 2 hours.

Animated voiceover videos with subtitles will guide you through. Put your knowledge to the test after each module and get instant feedback of your quizzes.

Grade 2 Music Theory Book

The video course is accompanied by an adjacent tuition book. This manual provides the student with a written version of the Grade 2 course. The book follows the same structure and contents explained in the video lessons and it includes 22 pages of practical exercises with model answers. Available as an eBook or paperback, it is a support for students to make their own annotations while watching the lessons, as well as a guide for further studies on music theory.

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Self-grading Quizzes

Who said music theory is about memorizing boring rules? The most efficient way to learn music theory is to understand the logic behind it and then putting it into practice.

After each module, pupils will apply the contents learnt to our online quizzes. These self-grading tests will provide them with insightful feedback in the blink of an eye.

Get all the confidence you need for your music theory exam with model answers based on the new online format.

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Reasons to take this Music Theory Course

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Updated Grade 2 Syllabus

When it comes to the ABRSM or Trinity College Grade 2 contents, do not be on the edge! Our course is constanly been updated to comply with the newest ABRSM and Trinity College syllabus requirements.  

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Music Theory is now Online!

Have you heard that music theory exams are not offered in person nor in paper any longer? It is time to embrace online learning! In this Grade 2 course you will familiarize yourself with the new music theory assessments.

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Unlimited Access

Get lifetime access and learn at your own pace. Log in from anywhere in the world at your most convenient time. Take the advantage of spending as long as you need on each video and revise the contents anytime. Build a strong theory foundation!

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Benefits of studying this Grade 2 Course

Music theory foundation

Build a strong foundation for future grades

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Understand music scores at a glance

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Improve your instrument’s performances

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Become a well-rounded music student

GRADE 3 music theory balance

Even out your instrument and theory levels

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Avoid the stress of the compulsory Grade 5 theory

Music Theory exams are taken in 50+ countries

What’s Included?

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Grade 2 Music Theory Contents

Music certifications are awarded by dozens of organisations all around the world. Based in London, ABRSM and Trinity College of Music are the two leading examination boards. This online course compiles all music theory contents from ABRSM and Trinity College current syllabus, last updated in 2020.


♦ The Music Stave
♦ The Grand Stave
♦ Parts of a Note
♦ Writing Notes


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

Time Values

♦ Note Values
♦ Rest Values
♦ Music Note Tree
♦ Dotted Values
♦ Dotted rests values
♦ Bars and bar lines
♦ Ties and slurs

Time Signatures

♦ What are the numbers for?
♦ Time Signatures Classification
♦ Common time and Alla breve
♦ Time signatures accentuation
♦ Changes of time signatures

Confusing Time Signatures

♦ Rewriting music in a new time signature


♦ How to write triplets


♦ Beaming foundation
♦ Time signatures with a crotchet beat
♦ Time signatures with a minim beat
♦ Time signatures with a quaver beat
♦ Grouping Rests – General rules


♦ Writing an accidental
♦ Cancelling an accidental

Key and Key Signatures

♦ Major and minor modes
♦ Grade 2 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
♦ Degrees
♦ Minor scales


♦ Tonic Triad
♦ Chord inversions
♦ Arpeggios


♦ Harmonic and Melodic
♦ Measuring Intervals by number
♦ Measuring intervals by quality


♦ Sequences

Performance Directions

♦ Dynamics
♦ Tempo
♦ Articulation
♦ Repeat Marks
♦ Expression Terms
♦ Other signs and terms

Get to know your Teachers

Developed by instructors at Hampstead Piano Academy, this online course covers all facets, spanning from text creation to the design of PowerPoint slides. It serves as an inclusive resource, compiling essential knowledge for students to excel in their music theory studies.

Both tutors hold distinguished academic qualifications, including Master’s Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Bachelor Degrees, earned from prestigious institutions such as the Royal College of Music and Trinity Laban Conservatoire. Our academic accomplishments consistently garnered top marks, a testament to the pivotal role music theory played in our success.



How do I get access to the course?

Click the button “Enroll Course” and you will be prompted to create an account at the checkout. Enter an username/email and set a password. After the purchase is completed, go to our website menu, click on ”My Account” and enter these same credentials to access the course.

Is the Textbook necessary?

Having a written description of the course in your hands is ideal. The Grade 2 music theory book is available as a downloadable eBook or as a paperback book. It also includes access to self-grading quizzes by scanning a QR Code.

Can I learn music theory by myself?

You can learn music theory by yourself by reading through the Grade 2 textbook. By experience, having access to the video tutorials is key as the teacher goes through the questions students usually find when studying.

Are you also planning to take the Grade 2 exam? Then, familiarize with the online version as paper assessments are no longer offered.

Can I skip the quizzes?

Pupils are highly recommended to go through all exercises and quizzes to test their knowledge prior to the exam.

Can I ask a teacher for help?

Yes, you can send us a message anytime. Once in the learning mode, type your question in the comments section at the bottom left corner.

Which grade am I in?

Read through the Grade 2 contents and give this grade 1 mock exam quiz a go to test your music theory knowledge.

From zero to Grade 2 in less than 2 hours

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What's my music theory level?

Take this quiz to test your knowledge and find out if you are ready to enroll the Grade 2 music theory course.

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Book your exam

After your course is completed, we advise you to apply for a Grade 2 music theory online exam at the ABRSM or Trinity College London websites.

Grade 3 Music Theory Online Course

Move on to learn Grade 3

No need of exam? Continue to Grade 3 then! Music theory exams are not compulsory until reaching Grade 5 on your instrument.


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