Hello all,

This is a re-post as I'm not sure if the "Theory Thread" is as active as this one:

I have query about the ‘model answer’ for the 2018 Grade 5 Theory (Paper A) - Question 6(e). The question asks for candidate to rewrite 2 bars from Mozart Sonata (4/4 time) using notes and rests that are TWICE the value and to put the new time signature in.

The query is on the ‘beaming’ convention of the model answer:

In 4/2 time, where notes and rests have been grouped into crotchets instead of minims as is usually the case.

A few teachers and I assumed that the answer mirrored the groupings of the original extract where notes and rests were grouped in quaver beats despite 4/4 time signature (probably to reflect phrasing).

My question is whether a candidate will still get full marks if he/she had beamed the notes to reflect 4 minim beats in the solution of 4/2 time.

Thanks in advance for your responses!

(I'm trying to work out how to post a photo of the question, as it would really simplify this query for all - but I am technologically challenge and can't seem to work out how to do this - Sorry!).