Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Hey, how's it going? Welcome back to another episode of TwoSet Violin. Accent the like button, now! ♪ Ding ding ♪ I'm wearing my genius shirt today, because today is a ultimate high IQ episode. We will be taking the... ...Theory Paper. Grade 5! For those of you that maybe have not taken the exams before, as a student growing up, you take different - exams, for... - Yeah. ...playing an instrument. But at a certain point, - you need to start taking theory exams as well, right? - Yes. You have to start theory exams in order to be able to take - higher level grade exams for your instrument. - Yeah. Yeah. But today, we have ABRSM, which is kinda like, internationally one of the more well-known ones. We're doing Grade 5, which is pretty up there. It's been like, ten years? Fifteen years! Bro, I think I forgot everything. - Yeah. - Alright, so this is meant to be a 2-hour paper, with only 7 questions. As very busy musicians, we have to practice 40 hOuRs a dAy. So, I think we should try and do this in 40 minutes? 30 minutes. 20 minutes! 15 minutes! Nah, 30 minutes. Then we'll mark our score - with the answer sheet afterwards. - Yeah. Here we go. So I'm gonna go to a different room. I'm gonna go get a pen. Brett: Yeah. Just start. Start! Oh, my god. Alright. Oh, f***. Easy. Well, C means cut common, which means 4/4. C must be 4. Oh, sh**. Oh, this is tricky! Cool. Easy. Actually, I can't get too cocky. I got too cocky for the Harvard one. Let's check and count the quavers! Okay, here we go. Oh, my god, that took way too long! Yeah, it's fine. 'Cause it's a sequence. Sequence! You know what that is? It's when the same pat— No, I don't have time. (both) Next one. Alright, here's a tip. When you're taking tests, and it says, "Look at the extract and answer the following questions below," B flat major, I remember this. B, C, D, E, F. I'm gonna write this out. Just in case. It's a E flat major chord, in the root position. Which is... IV chord. So this one is... G, D, and G. G and D? Which one is that? What the hell?? C minor chord, but inverted. So that's a II, but it's a... ...3rd, so b. G. That's a 5th. So II, 5th. ♪ B flat major chord, that's a tonic ♪ ♪ But... ♪ ♪ First inversion ♪ ♪ Na na la ♪ Ding ding! Next. What?? B, C, and G? Are you serious? Chord C. F, G, A... And B flat. This must be a 5th. Oh, dude! I don't know the official names. Oh, bar 1. That's a... ...turn. Appoggiatura! Acciaccatura or something is when there's a ... ...cross between it, a grace note. But appoggiatura is when there's no little slice through the small note. Oh, sh**! I mean... That's a appoggiatura grace note. And then that thing... ...is a mordent. Or turn, I think. It's a mediant. Median, or mediant? That's a mediant. Ah, whatever. We all get the point. Easy! Well, I don't know, maybe I got it wrong. Brett! What? What question are you up to? I'm up to question 2, 1. I'm on 2b! Oh, sh**! Better speed up! *recorder noises* Oh, no! Distraction! A, B, C. That's a 6th. That's an aug 7th. A to C sharp's a major 10th. ♪ Fa sol la ti ♪ G, A, B. B flat. ♪ F sharp ♪ Too easy. Oh, I can't tell him. He'll know. F sharp. It should be F sharp. Question 3! D, it must be an E. It's this one. Bar 2. So that's an E. Well, it's obviously the accidental. Bar 3. That's A sharp. It's in bar 3, it's the A sharp. That's bar 7. D sharp. Wha?? What's an enharmonic again? D sharp? I'm gonna guess it's that one. Yeah, it's 7. Okay, bar 7. Maybe it's 7. Yeah yeah yEAH. Bro, what's tenor clef? Dude, what does the tenor clef look like again? Bro, what is the first right-hand piano chord? I'm so confused, because it's a split chord. Dude, I forgot! No!! I think I'm [gonna] mess this one up, 'cause I don't know tenor clef anyway. Oh, sh... Do they want the A? I'll write the A in just as well, just in case, because two notes is not really a chord. Okay. This a massive guess, but I'm gonna keep going. That's compound. "Duple, triple." Oof! ...double b a s s . T h e d o u b l e b a s s . I'll do woodwinds. What's the highest instrument? Piccolo. So high. Easy! Violin gang. Too easy! Excuse me?! I'm a violinist! "Gradually getting quicker." iF yoU cAn gRadUaLLy gEt sLoWeR, yOu caN gRaDuaLLy geT qUicKeR. It means "at medium speed." "Grazioso" means "graceful," for sure. "Grazioso" means "graceful." Because it's... The word looks the same. No? What the hell? "The largest melodic interval"?? No?? What a lie! S a c r i l e g i o u s . G sharp, A, B, C sharp. Yeah. D sharp, yes. And E. That's true. B. Oh f***. How many flats does D flat major have? Five flats. So difficult. So many flats. I'm on question 4, what's the time? 12 minutes. Oh! We're ahead of time. Good, good. What has 4 sharps? C sharp harmonic minor. I'm gonna write all the chords out. F sharp, C sharp, G sharp, D sharp. One. Two, three, four five six seven... eight. There you go. C sharp, C sharp. Ooh, double sharp! Is that right? No, it's not double sharp. What am I doing, man. Just, B sharp. Oh, I hate transposing. Oh, sh**. ♪ La, la ♪ No, that's not right. ♪ La ♪ Dude, I forgot! Can I check? I'm gonna check. ♪ La, la... E flat ♪ Nah, I didn't check. I'm not gonna check. It was actually not that hard, I think I... Made it harder in my head than it was. Dude, I can actually finish this in 30 minutes! E a s y . Imagine I get all of them wrong. E m b a r r a s s i n g . Sad life, I think I got this... Oh! My pen snapped. I think I failed that one. ♪ Dominant ♪ That's a dominant. Submediant. Submedian? Submediant? Ahh, I forget. Submediant. Okay. So it would be 9/16. Oh, HALF the value! What the f***? Quavers become semiquavers. Semiquaver to demisemiquaver. Demisemiquaver. Or, "32nd note." In normal speak. What's the new time signature? 9/8. Well that's not right. Oh, I messed it up. I'm just gonna do 9/12. One, two, three, four, five six seven eight... Yeah, 9/12. I can't. That's a G. It needs to sound the same as the G here. Middle C is the middle line for alto clef, so that's a G. Cool. Ha, I told you. Oh, I don't know! All right. This is guessing time. I'm gonna guess vigour. Alright, last question! Oh, mate! I got 9 minutes left. It's only been 21 minutes. Ooh. What's langsam? Langsam means lively? No, slow. I finished! Wait, what does "Ausdruck" mean? I don't know! You know more German than me! Ja, ich spreche kein Deutsch. "With love." "With express -" With love. With love! Okay, I'm done. Did you do number 7? Oh, there's number 7! I'm gonna go distract him. BRB. Are you serious? Okay.