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Instrumental Music Resources

As a teacher of singing, flute and music theory, I have over 10 years experience of working with people of all ages and abilities. I am also a music theory examiner for Trinity College London. For more information, please visit my website.

As a teacher of singing, flute and music theory, I have over 10 years experience of working with people of all ages and abilities. I am also a music theory examiner for Trinity College London. For more information, please visit my website.
ABRSM Grade 5 Theory: Hints, Tips and 'Need to Know's

ABRSM Grade 5 Theory: Hints, Tips and 'Need to Know's

A 6 page handout detailing all the knowledge you need for the ABRSM Grade 5 Theory examination, plus hints and tips on how to remember and work out questions. Great for revision and use in music theory classes. Fully revised for the new 2018 syllabus.
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ABRSM Grade 8 Aural help sheet

ABRSM Grade 8 Aural help sheet

This sheet provides a step by step guide to the Aural tests which are part of the ABRSM music examinations. It covers every element of the aural test, with clear explanation of each and helpful hints and tips for each part. An essential tool for practice and revision.
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ABRSM Grade 5 Theory: Hints, Tips and 'Need to Know's

ABRSM Grade 5 Theory: Hints, Tips and 'Need to Know's

A 6 page handout detailing all the knowledge you need for the ABRSM Grade 5 Theory examination, plus hints and tips on how to remember and work out questions. Great for revision and use in music theory classes. Fully revised for the new 2018 syllabus.
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Standard Orchestral Instruments and Voices

Standard Orchestral Instruments and Voices

A 2 page handout listing standard orchestral instruments, the clefs they use, their ranges and how they transpose. Great for use with the ABRSM Hints, Tips and 'Need to Know's sheet. for preparation for a theory examination or in the music classroom.
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ABRSM Grade 3 Theory: Hints, Tips and 'Need to Know's

ABRSM Grade 3 Theory: Hints, Tips and 'Need to Know's

A 3 page handout detailing all the knowledge you need for the ABRSM Grade 3 Theory examination, plus hints and tips on how to remember and work out questions. Great for revision and use in music theory classes. Fully revised for the new 2018 syllabus.
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ABRSM Aural Tests - Musical Styles and Periods

ABRSM Aural Tests - Musical Styles and Periods

This sheet is to be used alongside the Aural Help sheet for Grades 5, 6, 7 and 8. It provides a useful chart showing the features of each style and period, as well as suggested composers, as is required in the aural part of an ABRSM music examination. It would also be useful for use in the music classroom, in particular those studying for GCSE, As Level and A Level music.
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ABRSM Grade 6 Aural test help sheet

ABRSM Grade 6 Aural test help sheet

This sheet provides a step by step guide to the Aural tests which are part of the ABRSM music examinations. It covers every element of the aural test, with clear explanation of each and helpful hints and tips for each part. An essential tool for practice and revision.
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ABRSM Grade 8 Aural help sheet

ABRSM Grade 8 Aural help sheet

This sheet provides a step by step guide to the Aural tests which are part of the ABRSM music examinations. It covers every element of the aural test, with clear explanation of each and helpful hints and tips for each part. An essential tool for practice and revision.
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ABRSM Grade 5 Aural test help sheet

ABRSM Grade 5 Aural test help sheet

This sheet provides a step by step guide to the Aural tests which are part of the ABRSM music examinations. It covers every element of the aural test, with clear explanation of each and helpful hints and tips for each part. An essential tool for practice and revision.
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ABRSM Grade 7 Aural help sheet

ABRSM Grade 7 Aural help sheet

This sheet provides a step by step guide to the Aural tests which are part of the ABRSM music examinations. It covers every element of the aural test, with clear explanation of each and helpful hints and tips for each part. An essential tool for practice and revision.
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ABRSM Grade 4 Aural help sheet

ABRSM Grade 4 Aural help sheet

This sheet provides a step by step guide to the Aural tests which are part of the ABRSM music examinations. It covers every element of the aural test, with clear explanation of each and helpful hints and tips for each part. An essential tool for practice and revision.
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ABRSM Grade 3 Aural test help sheet

ABRSM Grade 3 Aural test help sheet

This sheet provides a step by step guide to the Aural tests which are part of the ABRSM music examinations. It covers every element of the aural test, with clear explanation of each and helpful hints and tips for each part. An essential tool for practise and revision.
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ABRSM Grade 2 Theory Quiz

ABRSM Grade 2 Theory Quiz

A quiz sheet with 15 questions which cover the knowledge gained from studying the ABRSM Grade 2 music theory syllabus. Great for end of term or before taking a theory exam. Ideal for instrumental teachers, classroom teachers and their pupils.
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ABRSM Grade 1 Theory Quiz

ABRSM Grade 1 Theory Quiz

A quiz sheet with 20 questions which cover the knowledge gained from studying the ABRSM Grade 1 music theory syllabus. Great for end of term or before taking a theory exam. Ideal for instrumental teachers, classroom teachers and their pupils.
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Beginner 4 note scales

Beginner 4 note scales

An introduction to scales for young beginners. I find it is beneficial to start students early with the concept of scales, even before they can play a full octave of notes on their instrument. This sheet explains the idea of scales and how to form them, and then encourages pupils to explore playing them in different ways. Useful for instrumental and classroom music teachers and their pupils.
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All About Scales

All About Scales

An easy to understand sheet on how to form Major and minor scales. An explanation of how they are formed using tones and semitones as well as the link between scales and key signatures is explored. Then, a helpful way of remembering key signatures is explained, followed by how to understand relative minors and the formation of harmonic and melodic minor scales. Useful for instrumental and classroom music teachers and their pupils.
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Grade 6 Theory: Composing

Grade 6 Theory: Composing

A guide to composition, including phrasing, modulation and pivot chords, motifs and structure. Suitable for use with the ABRSM Grade 6 theory syllabus and in the classroom.
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