Learn music theory at your own pace

Our online courses help you prepare for AMEB Theory of Music exams. The self-guided courses are made up of 12-15 video lessons and interactive online practice tests. The courses are suitable for learners of all ages.

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How to access online courses
  • 1Visit AMEB Online Learning & Exams, click ‘register and buy exams or courses’ and follow the prompts to register as an Account Holder.
  • 2Login and click the ‘buy course’ option from the left-hand menu. Select your course, register the candidate’s details, and complete the checkout process.
  • 3You will then receive an email receipt with a Course Key and Course Pin. These details are also available via your Account Holder profile.
  • 4To access your online course, go to AMEB Online Learning & Exams, click login as Course Candidate, and enter the Course Key and Course Pin as above.
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Theory of Music Course - Grade 1

Theory of Music Course - Grade 1

12-month online course access

The self-guided courses are made up of 15 pre-recorded video lessons accompanied by interactive online practice tests. These tests are graded and timed and can be used to measure the student’s progress as well as assist a student who may be preparing for an AMEB Theory exam. Students may progress through the material in any way they choose and may return to the lessons or tests at any time throughout the life of the course. There are no pre-requisites for the Grade 1 Online Theory of Music Course.
$29.95
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By the end of this course you will:

  • Read and write musical notation

  • Build chords and intervals

  • Transpose melodies

  • Recognise and write major scales

This course prepares you for the following Theory of Music exam

Theory of Music Course - Grade 2

Theory of Music Course - Grade 2

12-month online course access

The self-guided courses are made up of 12 pre-recorded video lessons accompanied by interactive online practice tests. These tests are graded and timed and can be used to measure the student’s progress as well as assist a student who may be preparing for an AMEB Theory exam. Students may progress through the material in any way they choose and may return to the lessons or tests at any time throughout the life of the course. There are no pre-requisites for the Grade 2 Online Theory of Music Course.
$31.95
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By the end of this course you will:

  • Use triplets and compound meters

  • Build perfect, major and minor intervals

  • Identify musical forms

  • Write minor scales and key signatures

  • Translate Italian terms for musical signs

This course prepares you for the following Theory of Music exam

Theory of Music Course - Grade 3

Theory of Music Course - Grade 3

12-month online course access

The self-guided courses are made up of 17 pre-recorded video lessons accompanied by interactive online practice tests. These tests are graded and timed and can be used to measure the student’s progress as well as assist a student who may be preparing for an AMEB Theory exam. Students may progress through the material in any way they choose and may return to the lessons or tests at any time throughout the life of the course. There are no pre-requisites for the Grade 3 Online Theory of Music Course.
$34.95
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By the end of this course you will:

  • Write major scales up to four flats and sharps, minor scales to three flats

  • Learn the primary triads and how to write triads in first inversion

  • Learn perfect and plagal cadences

  • Learn rondo form

  • Write a four-bar melody

  • Learn compound triple time

This course prepares you for the following Theory of Music exam

Theory of Music Course - Grade 4

Theory of Music Course - Grade 4

12-month online course access

The self-guided courses are made up of 14 pre-recorded video lessons accompanied by interactive online practice tests. These tests are graded and timed and can be used to measure the student’s progress as well as assist a student who may be preparing for an AMEB Theory exam. Students may progress through the material in any way they choose and may return to the lessons or tests at any time throughout the life of the course. There are no pre-requisites for the Grade 4 Online Theory of Music Course.

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$38.95
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By the end of this course you will:

  • Understand double sharps and double flats, diatonic and chromatic semitones

  • Recognise modulations to the dominant or relative key

  • Understand 6/4 and 12/8 time

  • Harmonise a simple melody of up to six bars using new harmonic vocabulary

  • Write a melody to a verse couplet

  • Show a general knowledge of the dances of the Baroque Suite and the string instrument of the symphony orchestra

This course prepares you for the following Theory of Music exam

Hear from course students

— Adult Learner
“I am doing Grade 1 (Theory of Music), I am 57… as an adult learner I have found the books amazingly helpful in conjunction with online, because as an older person it is the way we used to learn.”
— Adult Learner
— Judi Bray
“Whilst I was only able to complete Grade 1 it has been a very helpful experience in my understanding of music theory and being able to make greater sense in my pursuit of learning the flute.”
— Judi Bray
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