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Does Grade 5 theory have to be a chore?

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The Kodaly Method

This philosophy of music education was Kodaly’s answer to the problems of Hungarian society and...
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Grade 5 Theory... Why and How?!

Why do we do Grade 5 Theory exams? There is always an argument about why learners prepare for...
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Note reading

Many students struggle with note reading, which can really hamper their development as a...

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  • Note reading

    Gwenllian Llyr Music Theory Exams Tutor (Bromley) Picture Many students struggle with note reading, which can really hamper their development as a musician. In the first instance, many depend on their ear or muscle memory. These are great things to develop, but neglecting the note-reading aspect of music making will hinder their progress in the long...
  • What to Listen For in Music

    Anthony Esland Music Theory Exams Tutor (Tonbridge) Picture A book I enjoyed reading while studying music at college is Aaron Copland's 'What to Listen For in Music', published by Signet Classics. It's a wonderful insight into classical music by a master composer of the 20th century and is written in an approachable, easy-going style - highly recommended!
  • Learn To Read Music Notes Through A Game

    Tigran Grigoryan Music Theory Exams Tutor (South East London) Picture Think of the alphabet...A, B, C, D, E, F, G etc. Why can we easily tell the difference between those letters? The answer is they all look different and we don't have to remember what an E and an F look like if we need to recognise the G. With music notes, however, they all look same. Whether it...

 

  • Starting Compositions

    Tom Coult Music Theory Exams Tutor (South East London) Picture Often the idea of 'composing' can be a daunting idea, especially if you are asked to do it in school and you've previously only played other people's music on your instrument. I still find starting a piece difficult, but these are some tips that I find useful: - When I start writing a piece I...
  • Grade 5 Theory... Why and How?!

    Kate M Munn Music Theory Exams Tutor (West London) Picture Why do we do Grade 5 Theory exams? There is always an argument about why learners prepare for music exams at all, and whilst it is not the point in learning, it can help learners to focus on the skills they are developing in particular ways. ABRSM Instrumental Exams demand that learners are...
  • Conquering Grade 5 Theory!

    Music Theory Exams Tutor (Truro) Picture Any instrumentalist or singer who is taking music lessons is advised to learn about music theory - the building blocks of how music is written down. If taking ABRSM exams it is necessary to take the Grade 5 theory exam in order to continue on with any of the higher grades. Too often students...