You can use the resources below as you prepare for the AP Exam.

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Sample Questions

You’ll find sample multiple-choice and free-response questions in the AP Music Theory Course Description (.pdf/958KB).

Sample Responses

Student responses to past exam free-response questions are available on AP Central.

Practice with a Released Exam

The complete 1998 Released Exam is available for you to use as you prepare.

Free Response Questions and Scoring Guidelines

2012

All documents are PDFs unless otherwise indicated.

Free Response Questions and Scoring Guidelines: login

The following resources contain the remaining available Free Response Questions and Scoring Guidelines for the AP Music Theory Exam. To access the files below, you need to log into your College Board account. If you do not have a College Board account, you can create one by selecting ‘Sign In’ in the header and following the prompts to Sign-Up.

2016

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2015

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2014

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2013

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2011

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2010

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2009

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2008

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2007

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