Performance Directions Quiz Grade 2 – ABRSM

Take this Performance Directions quiz to test your knowledge of your ABRSM Grade 2 words!

Remember for the ABRSM Theory exam you are required to learn a selection of Italian Terms. These terms are used to describe the tempo (speed), style and mood and Dynamics (how loud or soft the music should be). This performance directions quiz will also include the different musical signs that you are required to know, such as the accent sign, staccato sign, repeat sign and the pause sign to mention a few!

This is a 15 mark quiz. The first 10 questions are a random selection of the Grade 2 performance directions. The last 5 questions are a random mix of the Grade 1 terms.

Every time you do this quiz the questions will be different! So be sure to use this quiz regularly to ensure you have a good grasp of all of your performance directions.

Remember, learning your words will not only help you with your music theory knowledge. It will also improve your playing, in particular sight reading! Performance directions tell us how to play the piece so that we are able to interpret our pieces effectively! Just playing the notes on the page is not enough if you are to achieve a convincing performance of your pieces!

Let us know how you get on with this quiz in the comments below! See if you can aim for the full 15 marks before moving onto the Grade 3 Performance Directions quiz!