On From Grade One
For Grade Two Music Theory, you have to know all the foreign musical terms and symbols which are listed for Grade One, and a few more.
Scroll down to find the quiz!
In each grade of the ABRSM music theory exams there are more foreign terms to learn, but you always have to know all the terms from the earlier grades too.
A metronome is a gadget which makes a loud, regular clicking noise. You can set the speed of the clicks. Metronomes are used so that musicians know exactly how fast to play a piece of music, and they’re also useful to practise with.
Metronome markings sometimes appear above the stave, to tell you about the tempo of the music, because the Italian tempo terms are sometimes not very exact. Metronome directions are made up of a note symbol and a number, joined together by the equals sign, like this:
This means that the tempo of the music should be about 126 crotchets (quarter notes) per minute. Metronome indications always tell you how many notes to play per minute. (Of course, it’s best if you actually have a metronome so that you can set it to click at the speed indicated.)
Metronome markings use the note length which is the beat shown by the time signature. So if the time signature is 3/2, the beat is a minim (half note), and there will be a minim (half note) shown in the metronome marking. Time signatures with a lower number 4 have a crotchet beat (quarter note), and if the lower number is 8, the beat is a quaver (eighth note).
Grade 2 Musical Terms Quiz
Test yourself on the grades 1 and 2 ABRSM musical terms! Refresh the page to generate a new quiz!