Music theory is a compulsory part of the entrance exam for all Bachelor's programmes. You can take the theory test at the bottom of this page.

The deadline for this theory test is 28 February 2025 at 23:59.

### Instructions

#### Entrance exam music theory

You are about to start the music theory section of the entrance exam for the Royal Conservatoire The Hague. Please read this explanation first.

**1. Assignments**

There are 10 compulsory assignments to complete on the MusicTheory.net platform.

The links to these assignments can be found at the bottom of this page.

Please read the instructions for each topic before clicking on the link and starting the assignment.

Each assignment has a time limit.

**2. Save your result for each assignment**

After completing each assignment, follow these steps:

- Click on
**‘View Report’**to view your result. - Enter your name in the first empty field.
- Click on
**‘Sign Report’** - Write down the verification code you receive.

To give an example, a code would look like this:`A-G2KGK-F8J3Y-3GWX8-4N0TP-1R99A-F521N-B909E-1J3SH-8PS7X-V`

**Make sure you keep these codes carefully.**

You can use*this document*to save the codes, but you may also choose another method.

**3. Redo an assignment**

If you want to redo an assignment, you can reset your score by clicking on ‘**…**’ in the top right corner.

**4. Submit**

Completed all 10 assignments?

To submit your theory test, you need to** enter the verification codes in this form.**

Once you have done this, you have completed the theory part of your entrance exam. You will **not** receive a confirmation email once you submit the form. Once you see the “Thank you for sending in your results...” screen, you are done.

Make sure you submit the form before 28 February 23:59

#### Results:

To be admitted to Bachelor 1, you must score **an average of 80%** or higher.**Please note**: The last three assignments count for double the points compared to the first seven.

#### Questions?

Any questions about the theory test can be addressed to the coordinator of the music theory department: Jasper Grijpink.

Good luck!

### Practice your theory exam

The Royal Conservatory of Music is pleased to offer you the opportunity to prepare for the entrance examination for the Music Theory section. Below each assignment there is also a link to a version without a time limit, which you can use to practice the assignment.

### Terminology

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

### Assignments entrance exam

Read the instructions for each topic before clicking on the link and starting the assignment. There is a time limit on each assignment.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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