Grade 5 – Short & Open Scores for SATB

SATB, and the use of short and open scores, is a common question that may appear on a grade 5 music theory paper. The following video explains:

  • How SATB (Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass) are laid-out in both ‘open’ and ‘short’ scores
  • How to¬†correctly line-up the different voices
  • How to ensure that you get full marks on this question

This Grade 5 SATB video is from the¬†MusicTheoryGuy Clinic. If you’ve got a question about music theory why not contact MusicTheoryGuy directly? Check out The Clinic for more details!


Important Information – If you are studying music theory with the ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music), this topic will no longer appear on a music theory paper from January 2018. This video remains on this site for information purposes. The latest ABRSM music theory syllabus can be found here.

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