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Get Your Free Revision Guide for Grade 5 Music Theory!
Lay your foundations for Grade 5 Music Theory with this summary of each topic.
Get Your Free Revision Guide for Grade 5 Music Theory!
Lay your foundations for Grade 5 Music Theory with this summary of each topic.
26 Dec 2021
Minor scales belong to a group of scales that are seven-notes long and diatonic. (Diatonic means that they are always in a specific key). The three different types of minor scale are the natural minor, the harmonic minor and the melodic minor. Minor scales are often used in music to evoke a feeling of sadness, although they has may other uses.
20 Dec 2021
The major scale is perhaps the most important scale in Western Music Theory. Understand how to play any major scale and how they compare to other scales.
30 Nov 2021
Music transposition is a vital skill for any musician. Not only is it a requirement for the ABRSM Music Theory exams but it will also give you a much better awareness of all the instruments around you! In this blog post we will learn about the importance of being able to transpose music and also how to do it!
23 Nov 2021
A cadence is a chord progression made up of two different chords and it is used at the end of a piece. Learn about the four main type of cadences: Perfect, Plagal, Imperfect and Interrupted
23 Nov 2021
Using music ornaments in a piece of music is very much like putting an ornament on a Christmas tree! The tree is still a Christmas tree but it looks even more beautiful with an ornament. An ornament is not essential to the piece of music but it definitely makes it more decorative. Ornaments in music add exciting embellishments to every style of music!
10 Nov 2021
In this post we are going to explore seventh chords and their use in music. There are many different types of seventh chords that we will explore as we go along.
10 Nov 2021
In order to read music, you need to understand what clefs are. Find out what the treble, bass, alto and tenor clef are, how to read them and when they are used in music.
10 Oct 2021
6 fantastic ideas on how to add some Halloween spookiness into your music theory lessons.
5 Oct 2021
Learn what chromatic scales are and how to use them.
5 Oct 2021
The concept of intervals underpins all melodies, chords and harmonies. In this post you will learn how to read and form intervals and improve your overall music theory understanding.
5 Oct 2021
Learn what scales are and understand how to use them in this music theory blog. All main scales are covered including major, minor, pentatonic and modes.
23 Sep 2021
Musical Modes originated from ancient Greece and were around before the modern major and minor scales. Learn about each mode and its unique sound as well as how they relate to modern scales.
18 Sep 2021
Chords and chord building are a vital part of music theory and are the foundation of all music. In fact, it is impossible to write a piece of music without them! In this post we will explore what chords are in music and music theory, how to write them and build them, how to invert chords and how to label the chords and also how to use them when writing music.
12 Aug 2021
Time signatures are one of the building blocks of music and are essential for understanding music theory. They also allow you to sight read and play a fantastic variety of pieces. So let's dive in and find out exactly what they are and how to use them.
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