Grade One Music Theory

For Abrsm Candidates

Author: Victoria Williams

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530018574

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Page: 106

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Grade One Music Theory for ABRSM Candidates A complete course for students taking the ABRSM Grade 1 music theory exam. This book takes you through each topic with a step-by-step approach. The topic in each unit is explained in simple terms with several musical examples, and is then followed by a page of consolidation exercises so that you can immediately practice your new-found knowledge. Answers are provided. The course covers the ABRSM syllabus for Grade One, which is an introductory level. Topics covered include treble and bass clefs, notation, accidentals, key signatures and scales of C, G, D and F major, tonic triads, rhythm, foreign terms and symbols. Perfect for self-study, or to use with your music teacher. A full practice test is included, with model answers provided. Each page has been carefully designed to be suitable for photocopying. This book is "bilingual," and contains both UK and USA musical terminology. About the Author Victoria Williams graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA Hons degree in Music in 1995, where she specialised in Musicology. Victoria has been teaching music theory via her website www.mymusictheory.com since 2007, and has students in over 110 countries worldwide. She now specialises in music theory exam training, focusing mainly on the ABRSM music theory exams from grades 1 to 8, but also coaches students of other syllabuses such as AMEB and AP music theory.

Grade Six Music Theory

For Abrsm Candidates

Author: Victoria Williams

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530907298

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Page: 240

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Grade Six Music Theory for ABRSM Candidates A complete course for students taking the ABRSM Grade 6 music theory exam. This book takes you through each topic with a step-by-step approach. The topic in each unit is explained in simple terms with several musical examples, and is then followed by a page of consolidation exercises so that you can immediately practice your new-found knowledge. Model answers are provided. The course covers the ABRSM syllabus for Grade Six, which is a high intermediate level. The course is broken down into three sections, which mirror the way the exam paper is organised - harmony, composition and score-based analysis questions. In the harmony section, you will learn how chords are constructed, about their inversions and the way they are commonly put into progressions and cadences. You will learn how to harmonise a simple melody, by choosing chords that both sound good, and also agree with the "rules" of harmony set down in the classical era. Also in this section, you will learn how to read "figured bass", which is a short-hand system for notating chords. You will be able to produce a piece of 4-part harmony from a single figured bass line, and also learn how to create a figured bass line which will fit a given melody. You will learn how the figured bass system works, how to answer the exam questions, with plenty of tips to help you remember as you go along. In the composition section of the course, you will find out exactly what the examiner is expecting of you, in order to gain top marks for your composition. You will learn how to structure a melody, how to use the ideas from the provided given opening to create the rest of the piece, and how to write performance directions which are meaningful and musical. You will also learn about changing key (modulation) and the most effective way to do this. The last section of the course is general knowledge - you will learn how to answer a range of questions based on a score for either an chamber work, or an orchestral piece. You'll learn about how ensemble scores are organised, which instruments transpose and how, as well as a myriad of other skills such as intervals, writing out ornaments, or analysing harmony. Perfect for self-study, or to use with your music teacher. Ample musical illustrations and exercises are included, with model answers provided. Each page has been carefully designed to be suitable for photocopying. This book is "bilingual", and contains both UK and USA musical terminology.

Grade Five Music Theory

For Abrsm Candidates

Author: Victoria Williams

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530154685

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Page: 172

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Grade Five Music Theory for ABRSM Candidates A complete course for students taking the ABRSM Grade 5 music theory exam. This book takes you through each topic with a step-by-step approach. Intended for candidates who are taking Grade 5 Music Theory ABRSM with or without previous exam experience! The topic in each unit is explained in simple terms with several musical examples, and is then followed by a page of consolidation exercises so that you can immediately practice your new-found knowledge. Answers are provided. Grade 5 Music Theory ABRSM is the most popular music theory taken by candidates worldwide. This book ensures you have all the knowledge not only for grade 5, but also covers (briefly) the subject matter from grades 1-4. If you are going straight in at Grade 5, it's the only course book you need. The course follows the ABRSM syllabus for Grade Five , which is an intermediate level. Topics covered include notation, foreign terms, musical symbols, time signatures (all simple and compound, plus irregular), clefs (treble, bass, alto and tenor), key signatures and scales (major, minor harmonic, minor melodic and chromatic) with up to six flats or sharps, intervals (all types: melodic, harmonic, major, minor, perfect, augmented, diminished, compound), transposition (by clef, by interval), SATB (four-part harmony), describing chords (I, II, IV, V and their inversions), progressions and cadences (perfect, imperfect and plagal), composing a melody for voice, composing a melody for an instrument, and general knowledge about the standard orchestral instruements. Perfect for self-study, or to use with your music teacher. A full practice test is included, with model answers provided. Each page has been carefully designed to be suitable for photocopying. This book is "bilingual", and contains both UK and USA musical terminology.

Theory Workbook

Grade 8

Author: Anthony Crossland,Terence Greaves

Publisher: Associated Board of the Royal School

ISBN: 9781860960895

Category: Music

Page: 90

View: 2186

A practical student's guide - in workbook format - to ABRSM's Grade 8 Theory exam. Describes the nature of the questions set on papers for the grade and explains clearly how to tackle them. Contains many sample questions so the student can immediately put theory into practice. Focuses very precisely on the skills and knowledge needed at Grade 8.

Theory Workbook

Grade 6

Author: Anna Butterworth

Publisher: Associated Board of the Royal School of Music

ISBN: 9781860960871

Category: Music

Page: 75

View: 9164

A practical student's guide - in workbook format - to ABRSM's Grade 6 theory exam, this book describes the nature of the questions set on papers for the grade and explains clearly how to tackle them.

Grade Eight Music Theory

For Abrsm Candidates

Author: Victoria Williams

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530907380

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Page: 92

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Grade Eight Music Theory for ABRSM Candidates A complete course for students taking the ABRSM Grade 8 music theory exam. This book takes you through each topic with a step-by-step approach. The topic in each unit is explained in simple terms with several musical examples, and is then followed by a page of consolidation exercises so that you can immediately practice your new-found knowledge. Model answers are provided. The course covers the ABRSM syllabus for Grade Eight, which is an advanced level. The course is broken down into four sections, which mirror the way the exam paper is organised - The Trio Sonata, Keyboard Reconstruction, Composition and Score-based Analysis Questions. Question 1 in the ABRSM grade 8 music theory exam requires you to "fill in the gaps" in a Baroque Trio Sonata. In this section of the course, you will learn exactly what a Trio Sonata is, and how it is constructed, before having a go at building one yourself, step-by-step. You will learn how to cope with common stumbling blocks, such as minor keys, modulation and suspensions, as well as mastering the art of applying sensitive melodic decoration, added 7th and 9th chords and their idiosyncracies. You will also learn how to identify sections where sequences imitation or repetitive motifs are expected. A method for approaching the question in a systematic way is provided. In the keyboard reconstruction question, you are given a handful of bars from a piano piece written in the Romantic era, and will need to supply the missing bars. This section of the course explains exactly how to do that, as well as highlighting some common pitfalls. You'll also learn how to adhere to the Romantic style, and how your knowledge of the "rules of harmony" will help you answer this question in a more effective way. The third section of the course covers composition. You will find out exactly what the examiner is expecting of you, in order to gain top marks for your composition. At this level, the examiner is expecting you to write something which is reasonably sophisticated, which means making use of a variety of recognised techniques. You will learn how to structure your piece into phrases with cadences, how to plan and execute modulations, how to adapt melodic ideas with sequences, imitation and rhythmic motifs and how to write "idiomatically" for the instrument in question. The last section of the course is general knowledge - you will learn how to answer a range of questions based on a score for either an chamber work, or an orchestral piece. You'll learn about how ensemble scores are organised, which instruments transpose and how, as well as a myriad of other skills such as intervals, writing out ornaments, or analysing harmony. Similar to the requirements at grade 7, the grade 8 paper generally expects your knowledge and interpretive skills to be wider, more descriptive, and more accurate at this grade. Perfect for self-study, or to use with your music teacher. Ample musical illustrations and exercises are included, with model answers provided. Each page has been carefully designed to be suitable for photocopying. This book is "bilingual," and contains both UK and USA musical terminology.

Grade Seven Music Theory

For Abrsm Candidates

Author: Victoria Williams

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530907359

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Page: 186

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Grade Seven Music Theory for ABRSM Candidates A complete course for students taking the ABRSM Grade 7 music theory exam. This book takes you through each topic with a step-by-step approach. The topic in each unit is explained in simple terms with several musical examples, and is then followed by a page of consolidation exercises so that you can immediately practice your new-found knowledge. Model answers are provided. The course covers the ABRSM syllabus for Grade Seven, which is a pre-advanced level. The course is broken down into four sections, which mirror the way the exam paper is organised - figured bass, harmonic reconstruction, composition and score-based analysis questions. In the figured bass section, you will build on the basic figured bass knowledge you gained at grade 6. You will extend your "harmonic vocabulary" to include chords with an added 7th (e.g. V7 or II7), with an added 9th (e.g. V9) and also learn about how dissonant suspensions are handled in figured bass four-part harmony, and how modulation works in figured bass. This section will also teach you specifically how to answer question 1 in the ABRSM grade 7 exam paper, which asks you to supply the figured bass to a given bass and melody line. In the harmonic reconstruction question, you are asked to expand a given "skeleton framework" into a musical-sounding keyboard piece (in 4-part harmony) by adding recognised melodic decoration in an appropriate way. You will learn about the various types of non-chord notes, such as passing notes, appoggiaturas (accented passing notes), auxiliary notes, suspensions, anticipations and retardations. You will also learn how a melody can be decorated with additional chord notes, such as harmonic auxiliary notes. This section teaches you a step-by-step method for tackling question 2 in the grade 7 exam. The third section in the course covers composition. At grade 7, you may be asked to compose a melody line which fits a given piano accompaniment - you'll learn how to fit a melody on top of another one. An alternative question is to compose a melody to a given chord progression, so this section will also teach you how to tackle this second type of question, and how to achieve top marks, whichever question you choose. Last but not least (because it's worth 50% of the whole exam!) we cover the score analysis question. You will learn a wide range of interpretive skills, including transposition into or out of concert pitch, harmonic analysis, notation knowledge, awareness of stylistic eras and much more. Perfect for self-study, or to use with your music teacher. Ample musical illustrations and exercises are included, with model answers provided. Each page has been carefully designed to be suitable for photocopying. This book is "bilingual", and contains both UK and USA musical terminology.

Harmony in Practice

Author: Anna Butterworth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781854728333

Category: Harmony

Page: 268

View: 1006

A workbook that discusses the main elements of tonal harmony, and contains numerous music examples and exercises for working. Particularly helpful to bridge the gap between Grade 5 and Grade 6 theory, and also very useful material for all higher-grade theory exam entrants, and for A Level, Diploma and undergraduate music students.

Music Theory in Practice

Grade 6

Author: Peter Aston,Julian Webb

Publisher: Associated Board of the Royal School of Music

ISBN: 9781854725912

Category: Music theory

Page: 72

View: 490

Builds on work covered in the first five volumes of Music Theory in Practice, looking further into the workings of tonal harmony and introducing students to melodic composition outside the tonal system. Covers all aspects of the Grade 6 Theory of Music exam.

Music Theory in Practice

Grade 7

Author: Peter Aston,Julian Webb

Publisher: Associated Board of the Royal School of Music

ISBN: 9781854725929

Category: Music

Page: 103

View: 5579

covers all aspects of the Grade 7 Theory of Music exam. Deals with harmonic vocabulary, dissonance treatment and part-writing in Baroque music, and melodic composition. Text includes worked examples of some typical examination questions, and a set of exercises is provided for each kind of question.

First Year Harmony

Author: William Lovelock

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5878815648

Category: History

Page: 110

View: 8029

Theory Workbook

Grade 7

Author: Anthony Crossland,Terence Greaves

Publisher: Associated Board of the Royal School

ISBN: 9781860960888

Category: Music

Page: 106

View: 1946

A practical student's guide - in workbook format - to ABRSM's Grade 7 Theory exam. Describes the nature of the questions set on papers for the grade and explains clearly how to tackle them. Contains many sample questions so the student can immediately put theory into practice. Focuses very precisely on the skills and knowledge needed at Grade 7.

20 Favourite Songs

Author: Neil Jenkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 60

View: 3198

This anthology has been compiled from the best-known and most frequently sung songs in the five volumes previously published by OUP. It includes songs to suit both male and female voices, although most of the poems are more suitable for a male singer.

Satan's Ferryman

A True Tale of the Old Frontier

Author: William Daniel Snively,Louanna Furbee-Losee

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 244

View: 8494

How to Blitz! ABRSM Theory Grade 5

Author: Omnibus Press

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781785584916

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 9033

How To Blitz! ABRSM Theory Grade 5 includes everything youll need to blitz your Grade 5 ABRSM Theory exam. With full guidance on the entire syllabus, more information, revision exercises and worksheets than any other theory textbook and clear and easy introductions to new concepts. This book also features revision tests, quizzes and games that ......

Music Theory in Practice

Author: Eric Taylor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781860969461

Category: Music theory

Page: 56

View: 635

Fully revised, this workbook remains the best way to prepare for ABRSM's Grade 5 Theory of Music Exam. Features a clear explanation of music notation, many worked examples and practice exercises, definitions of important words and concepts, specimen exam questions and helpful tips for students.