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AP Course: AP Music Theory

Important: We're now offering free, live AP online classes and review lessons for AP Music Theory to help you prepare for your exam even if your school is closed due to COVID-19. See the course schedule or browse the YouTube playlist. We'll also offer at-home testing for 2020 AP Exams. Note that any related adjustments to 2020 AP Exams, such as length or content covered, may not be reflected on all AP Students pages.

Learn to recognize, understand, and describe the basic materials and processes of music. You’ll develop skills by listening to, reading, writing, and performing a wide variety of music.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Skill: Identifying features of pitch, interval, scales and keys, chords, meter, rhythm, and other musical concepts in performed and notated music
  • Skill: Singing a notated melody on sight
  • Skill: Notating music that you hear
  • Skill: Completing music based on cues, following common-practice style
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