Grade Five Music Theory for ABRSM Candidates
This book is up to date for the revised 2020 syllabus
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), describing chords (I, II, IV, V and their inversions), progressions and cadences (perfect, imperfect and plagal), 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.