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Music Theory Foundations: Grade 5 Book

Step-by-Step Explanations for all Grade 5 Music Theory Concepts
Ace your Grade 5 exam AND develop a passion for Music Theory!
MUSIC
THEORY
FOUNDATIONS

Music Theory Foundations: Grade 5 Book

Step-by-Step Explanations for all Grade 5 Music Theory Concepts
Ace your Grade 5 exam AND develop a passion for Music Theory!

OVERVIEW

CHAPTER 1
Rhythm and Time
Signatures
CHAPTER 3
Scales & Key
Signatures 
CHAPTER 5
Intervals
CHAPTER 7
Cadences
CHAPTER 9 
Voice Types
CHAPTER 11
Performance Directions
CHAPTER 2
Clefs
CHAPTER 4
Transposition
CHAPTER 6
Chords
CHAPTER 8
Instruments of the
Orchestra 
CHAPTER 10
Ornamentation

OVERVIEW


CHAPTER 1
Rhythm and Time Signatures

CHAPTER 5
Intervals

CHAPTER 9 
Voice Types

CHAPTER 2
Clefs

CHAPTER 6
Chords

CHAPTER 10
Ornamentation

CHAPTER 3
Scales & Key Signatures 

CHAPTER 7
Cadences

CHAPTER 11
Performance Directions

CHAPTER 4
Transposition

CHAPTER 8
Instruments of the Orchestra 
Free Resources that Match Each Chapter
These free resource sheets will further help you with your Music Theory journey. There are 19 sheets altogether and accompany each chapter of the book. 

IS THIS FOR ME?

This is a complete guide for students taking the ABRSM Grade 5 music theory exam and covers all topics in depth, building your knowledge from the ground up.

This book is a great companion to workbooks that you already use and is a great accompaniment to your current music theory lessons. Each topic is explained in easy step-by-step, bitesize pieces.

Teachers! This will make your lessons easier, students will have a reference book to look at whilst they are at home doing their homework meaning that the dreaded reason of 'I forgot how to do it' is no more!

Students! When learning Grade 5 theory we should be effective, this book will save you time. No need to wait until your next lesson, simply read the in-depth explanations for each and every question you will be faced with.
  • If you want to...have a deep understanding of all Grade 5 Music Theory concepts.  
  • If you want to... have a resource that will support your music lessons with clear diagrams and step-by-step explanations. 
  • AND If you want to... pass your exam with flying colours!
  • This is FOR YOU!
Go and build your Music Theory Foundations!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where can the book be purchased?
The book is available to purchase on all Amazon sites. It is available in both paperback and ebook formats. 
Does the book contain practice questions?
This book is a complete guide for students taking the ABRSM exam and explains all topics in depth to build up your knowledge from the ground up. The book does not contain practice questions, but is rather an accompaniment to your current exercise books and theory lessons. 
What topics are covered in the book?
This book covers : Rhythm and Time Signatures, Clefs, Scales and Key Signatures, Intervals, Chords, Cadences, Instruments of the Orchestra, Voice Types, Ornamentation and Performance e Directions. This is the entire ABRSM Grade 5 syllabus. 
Do I need to know any Music Theory before purchasing the book?
Before beginning this book it is important to make sure that you have some prior knowledge. This book focuses on the ABRSM Grade 5 theory requirements. Included is some revision of topics such as clefs, intervals and chords. However, there are certain things you need to make sure you know before reading this book for everything to make complete sense.

Note lengths of demisemiquaver, semiquaver, quaver, crotchet, dotted crotchet, minim, dotted minim, semibreve, breve and respective rests.

All Simple and Compound time signatures, as well as their groupings. The meaning of duple, triple and quadruple.

Be able to read notes in the Treble, Bass and Alto clefs, including those using ledger lines. You should also be able to move between these three clefs without changing the pitch of your notes.

Accidentals including double sharps and flats. You should also have an understanding of enharmonic equivalent notes.

All scales up to five sharps and flats, both major and minor keys. The difference between harmonic and melodic minor scales.

The degrees and technical names of your notes i.e. tonic, supertonic etc.

Intervals up to, but not exceeding, an octave including use of descriptive words such as major, minor, perfect, diminished and augmented.

Be able to identify the triads of I, IV and V in root position, in all keys up to five sharps and flats.

What Performance Directions are included?
The book contains an extensive list of performance directions from Grade 1-5. We feel that it is important to include performance directions from the previous grades as these are a requirement for passing Grade 5 Music Theory. Many other books do not include such an extensive list!
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