AP Music Theory          

Course Information

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Exam Day 2016

Thursday May 12, 12:00 PM

Exam Format

Section I: Multiple Choice
75 questions; 80 minutes
45% of the exam score
Aural stimulus and Non-aural stimulus questions

Section II: Free Response
7 written questions and 2 sight-singing exercises
Written Portion: 45% of exam score; 70 minutes
Sight-Singing Portion: 10% of exam score; 10 minutes

Exam Topics
  • Musical Terminology
  • Notational Skills
  • Basic Compositional Skills
  • Musical Analysis (from a printed score or with aural stimulus)
  • Aural Skills

Books

BookPublisherEditionPublishing DateISBNPrice
Barron's AP Music Theory with MP3 CDBarron's2ndFebruary 1, 2014978-1438073897$19.68
Julie Johnson's Guide to AP Music TheoryCharles Dumont & SonsOctober 1, 2010978-1891757129$39.95
Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory: A Complete Self-Study Course for All Musicians (Book & 2 CDs)Alfred MusicAugust 1, 2004978-0739036358$22.64
AP Music Theory Exam Secrets Study Guide: AP Test Review for the Advanced Placement ExamMometrix MediaFebruary 14, 2013978-1609711788$62.99
AP Music Theory Exam Flashcard Study SystemMometrix MediaFebruary 14, 2013978-1609711795 $59.18

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