Entrance exam music theory

You are about to start the Music Theory part of your entrance exam to the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague!

The links below will take you to 10 exercises on the website MusicTheory.net. These 10 elements are all compulsory parts of your Music Theory entrance exam.

Follow these steps for the entire procedure:

  1. Go to the assignments via the link in the exercises below.
  2. After completing each challenge click on 'View Report' (example)
  3. Type your name in the first empty field
  4. Click 'Sign Report' (example)
  5. At the end of each section you will be able to generate a result for that section, which you will get in the form of a verification code (example). A verification code typically looks like this: A-G2KGK-F8J3Y-3GWX8-4N0TP-1R99A-F521N-B909E-1J3SH-8PS7X-V. Make sure to save your verification codes somewhere. For this, you could use our form, but any way is fine!
  6. You can reset the score to redo an assignment or exercise. Click on top right '...' (example)
  7. After finishing all 10 sections of the theory entrance exam you have to upload the 10 verification codes in this form. You can do this on April 9 at the latest!

This entrance exam is available online between April 5 and April 9. So you can do this entrance exam over the course of several days.

Good luck!

Terminology

For every topic, read the instruction before clicking the link and starting the task, as there is a time limit for each task.

  • “A” means “Augmented”
  • “M” means “Major”
  • “P” means “Perfect”
  • “m” means “minor”
  • “d” means “diminished”

Identify the scale in the given key signature. Don’t forget to mind the clef!

The time for this task is 3 minutes, and the minimum number of given answers is 10.

Go to the task!

To practice, you can find the same exercise without the time limit here.

Identify the given interval. Mind the clef and the accidentals!

The time for this task is 3 minutes, and the minimum number of given answers is 10.

Go to the task!

To practice, you can find the same exercise without the time limit here.

Identify the given triad. The triads may be given in root position or in an inversion. Don’t forget to mind the clef!

The time for this task is 3 minutes, and the minimum number of given answers is 10.

Go to the task!

To practice, you can find the same exercise without the time limit here.

Identify the given seventh chord. The chords may be given in root position or in an inversion. Don’t forget to mind the clef!

The time for this task is 3 minutes, and the minimum number of given answers is 10.

Go to the task!

To practice, you can find the same exercise without the time limit here.

Place the note in the right position on the staff and use the necessary accidentals to construct the interval that is asked. You can adjust the note’s position by using the arrows or by clicking on the staff.

The time for this task is 3 minutes, and the minimum number of given answers is 10.

Go to the task!

To practice, you can find the same exercise without the time limit here.

For all students, except Jazz students:

Use accidentals to make the necessary modifications to create the triad that is asked for. The triads may be given in root position or in an inversion. Select a note by using the arrows or by clicking on it.

The time for this task is 3 minutes, and the minimum number of given answers is 10.

Go to the task!

To practice, you can find the same exercise without the time limit here.


For Jazz students:

The time for this task is 3 minutes, and the minimum number of given answers is 10.

Go to the task!

To practice, you can find the same exercise without the time limit here.

For all students, except Jazz students:

Use accidentals to make the necessary modifications to construct the seventh chord that is asked for. The triads may be given in root position or in an inversion. Select a note by using the arrows or by clicking on it.

The time for this task is 4 minutes, and the minimum number of given answers is 10.

Go to the task!

To practice, you can find the same exercise without the time limit here.


For Jazz students:

The time for this task is 4 minutes, and the minimum number of given answers is 10.

Go to the task!

To practice, you can find the same exercise without the time limit here.

Recognise the intervals that will be played ascending, descending and harmonically.

The time for this task is 3 minutes, and the minimum number of given answers is 10.

Go to the task!

To practice, you can find the same exercise without the time limit here.

Recognise the triads, played in root position or in inversion.

The time for this task is 3 minutes, and the minimum number of given answers is 10.

Go to the task!

To practice, you can find the same exercise without the time limit here.

Recognise the seventh chords.

The time for this task is 3 minutes, and the minimum number of given answers is 10.

Go to the task!

To practice, you can find the same exercise without the time limit here.