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Music theory resources by Victoria Williams BA (Hons) LmusTCL MISM

Music theory resources by Victoria Williams BA (Hons) LmusTCL MISM
Grade 1 Music Theory (ABRSM) Course & Exercises
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Grade 1 Music Theory (ABRSM) Course & Exercises

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Covers the Grade 1 Music Theory Syllabuses for ABRSM *** INCLUDES UPDATES for the new Online ABRSM Exams *** This is a comprehensive grade 1 music theory course following the ABRSM’s syllabus. Contents: The staff and notes in treble and bass clefs Names of notes/rests Accidentals Dotted notes Time Signatures Beaming Ties Tones and semitones Major scales, degrees of the scale Key signatures (C, G, D and F major) Intervals Tonic Triads Rhythm Dynamics Musical symbols Italian musical terms Practice test Each chapter provides a step-by-step explanation of the theory, with lots of musical examples. Each chapter is followed by a series of practice exercises. All answers are provided. Suitable for home-study, or for use with a music teacher (age 9-adult) Written by Victoria Williams BA (Hons) LmusTCL MISM
Grade 7 Music Theory (ABRSM) Course & Exercises
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Grade 7 Music Theory (ABRSM) Course & Exercises

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This course covers knowledge and skills required to answer everything in the ABRSM grade 7 music theory exam. Each question is explained in detail, with a step-by-step guide on how to tackle it. It includes completing a Bach-style chorale, and keyboard style pieces, creating a harmonic reconstruction, composition and score-reading tips. PDF includes lessons, exercises, test and model answers. Contents: Chords vii7, secondary 7ths and the Neapolitan 6th Voice leading and exceptions to the “rules” Decoration notes and their use in chorales and Classical keyboard styles How to analyse harmony with decoration notes Chord progression and harmonic sequences Figured bass including 7th and 9th chords How to figure a given bass line Reconstructing a Baroque chorale and a Classical keyboard piece Writing a solo composition to fit a given piano accompaniment Writing a solo composition from a prompt or given chord progression Questions on musical scores (chamber and orchestral) Musical terms and symbols Practice test Answers Each chapter provides a step-by-step explanation of the theory, with lots of musical examples. Each chapter is followed by a series of practice exercises. All answers are provided, including model answers for the subjective questions. Suitable for home-study, or for use with your music teacher (age 15-adult).
Grade 5 Music Theory - Complete Course (ABRSM 2020 Updates)
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Grade 5 Music Theory - Complete Course (ABRSM 2020 Updates)

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Grade 5 Music Theory - Complete Course PDF Created by Victoria Williams mymusictheory.com This PDF covers the ABRSM Grade 5 music theory syllabus (updated for the new 2020 Online Exam syllabus) and contains lessons, exercises and a practice test in the new format. If you need a PDF which also covers the earlier grades, please see my Grade 5 CRASH COURSE PDF.
Grade 5 Music Theory - CRASH COURSE
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Grade 5 Music Theory - CRASH COURSE

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This is a Grade 5 music theory CRASH COUSE course following the ABRSM’s syllabus and including quick revision of the topics set at the earlier grades. This PDF covers ABRSM Grades 1-5 topics. If you only need a PDF for Grade 5, please see the Grade 5 Course PDF! Contents: Notation basics Foreign musical terms (complete list, all grades) Time signatures Clefs Key signatures Scales (major, minor and chromatic) Intervals and their qualities Transposing Chords Cadences and progressions General knowledge about the standard orchestral instruments Practice exam
Grade 2 Music Theory (ABRSM) Course & Exercises
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Grade 2 Music Theory (ABRSM) Course & Exercises

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*** UPDATED for the ABRSM Online Exams *** This is a comprehensive grade 2 music theory course following the ABRSM’s syllabus. Check out the free preview! (click on “Preview” top right). Complete Grade 2 Course with exercises, answers and practice exam  Contents: Notes, rests and ledger lines Treble and bass clefs Major and minor scales Degrees of the scale Accidentals Key signatures Time signatures Rewriting in a new time signature Tonic triads, Intervals Triplets Foreign musical terms Practice test Each chapter provides a step-by-step explanation of the theory, with lots of musical examples. Each chapter is followed by a series of practice exercises. All answers are provided, with the exception of the composition question, due to its subjective nature. Suitable for home-study, or for use with a music teacher (age 10-adult).
Grade 6 Music Theory (ABRSM) Course & Exercises
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Grade 6 Music Theory (ABRSM) Course & Exercises

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This course contains everything you need to know about harmony, composition and score-reading, for the ABRSM grade 6 music theory exam.  by mymusictheory.com. Each unit includes practice exercises, with a complete test at the end. Answers included. Contents: Introduction to harmony Triads and chords Inversions Chord progressions Melodic decoration How to harmonise a melody Introduction to figured bass The rules of figured bass Adding a figured bass and bass line Introduction to composition Motifs and sequences Cadences Key and tonality Modulation How to compose How to read an orchestral score How to read a chamber music score Instruments, families and their names in various languages Transposing, string and reed instruments Musical terms and signs Ornaments Melodic decoration and pedals Technical tasks (e.g. working out intervals) Periods and composers Each chapter provides a step-by-step explanation of the theory, with lots of musical examples. Each chapter is followed by a series of practice exercises. All answers are provided, model answers are provided for the subjective questions. Suitable for home-study, or for use with your music teacher (age 15-adult).
Grade 3 Music Theory (Trinity) Course & Exercises
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Grade 3 Music Theory (Trinity) Course & Exercises

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This is a comprehensive grade 3 music theory course following the Trinity syllabus. Check out the free preview! (click on “Preview” top right). Contents: Notes, symbols and musical terms Scales & degrees of the scale up to 2 sharps/flats Key signatures Tonic & dominant triads, cadences and progressions Time signatures & adding bar lines Adding rests & beaming notes in groups Intervals and their qualities Transposition Composing a tune and a bass line Finding deliberate mistakes Practice exam Each chapter provides a step-by-step explanation of the theory, with lots of musical examples. Each chapter is followed by a series of practice exercises. All answers are provided. Suitable for home-study, or for use with your music teacher (age 10-adult).
Grade 6 Music Theory (Trinity) Course & Exercises
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Grade 6 Music Theory (Trinity) Course & Exercises

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A complete course following the Trinity College London Grade 6 Music Theory Syllabus. With exercises, practice test and answers. (With UK and USA terminology) Contents includes: Double Dotted Notes Duplet Demisemiquaver Triplets and Sextuplets Hemiola Swung Quavers The Aeolian Mode Pentatonic Major and Minor Scales The Blues Scale Transposing To/From Concert Pitch Mediant and Leading Note Chords Chords and their Inversions Diminished and Supertonic 7th Chord Figured Bass Chord Progressions Cadences Harmonic Sequence SATB Harmony Transferring Open-Close Score Texture and Orchestration The Baroque era Ternary Form The Baroque Suite Air and Variations The Chorale The Folk Ballad Composition Musical Terms Practice Test
Grade 7 Music Theory (Trinity) Course & Exercises
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Grade 7 Music Theory (Trinity) Course & Exercises

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A complete course following the Trinity College London Grade 7 Music Theory Syllabus. With exercises, practice test and answers. (With UK and USA terminology) Course Includes: Irregular Tuplets Time signatures Prevailing Key Identifying the Prevailing Key Direct Modulation Dorian Mode Major and Minor Penatonic Scales Blues Scales The Whole Tone Scale Transposition Transposing into/out of Written Pitch Transposing a 12-Bar Blues Progression Chords Chord ii7 and ii-dim7 (Supertonic 7th) Secondary 7ths Secondary 7th Chord Symbols Tierce de Picardie (Major Tonic in Minor Keys) Voice Leading 7ths Voice Leading Voice Leading - Exceptions to the “rules” Pre-Cadence Cadential 6/4 Completing a Pre-Cadence Arpeggio 6/4 Inverted Cadence Phryrgian Cadence Pivot Chords Harmonic Sequence with Suspensions Decoration Auxiliary Notes Auxiliary Harmony Notes Appoggiaturas Chromatic Appoggiaturas Suspensions Retardations Analysing Harmony with Decoration The Classical Era Sonata Form Rondo and Rondo-Sonata Form The Sonata and Sonatina The Coda The Scherzo and Trio The Symphony The String Quartet The 12-Bar Blues The Woodwind The Brass Classical Brass The Percussion Transcribing a String Quartet Keyboard Accompaniment Styles Musical Terms and Symbols Composition Grade 7 Practice Test
Grade 8 Music Theory (Trinity) Course & Exercises
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Grade 8 Music Theory (Trinity) Course & Exercises

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A complete course following the Trinity College London Grade 8 Music Theory Syllabus. With exercises, practice test and answers. (With UK and USA terminology) Course includes: Parallel Keys Mixolydian Mode Serialism and Tone Rows Extended Dominants (V9, V11, V13) Chromatic Chords e.g Neapolitan 6th (bII), Secondary Dominants, Augmented 6ths (French, Italian & German) and Borrowed Chords False Relations Passing Chords Distant Modulation Identifying the Prevailing Key Harmonic Analysis with Decoration Harmonising a Chorale Melody (with Modulation) Describing Sound Musical Instruments Transposing Writing an Orchestral Score at Concert Pitch Note Names in Other Languages The Romantic Era Identifying the Era of a Score The Baroque Concerto The Concerto The Etude, Nocturne, Lied, Mazurka, Prelude and Waltz Composition Musical Terms Grade 8 Practice Test
20th Century Melodic Composition for AmusTCL Music Theory
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20th Century Melodic Composition for AmusTCL Music Theory

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The goal of this Ebook is to teach you how to write a 20th-century-style composition for a solo instrument, for the AmusTCL exam. 20th-century-style is defined as “not belonging to the traditional major/minor key systems normally used in Western classical music”. This book is aimed at candidates taking exams such as the Trinity AmusTCL but may also be of interest to anyone with an interest in composing in a modern style. The AmusTCL exam composition option requires you to compose a short melody (24-30 bars) in a modern style, based on a given opening. Styles include Whole-Tone, Pentatonic, Serial, and Modal.
Grade 4 Music Theory (ABRSM) Course & Exercises
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Grade 4 Music Theory (ABRSM) Course & Exercises

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Updated for the ABRSM Online Exams This is a comprehensive grade 4 music theory course following the ABRSM’s syllabus. Contents: Double sharps & flats Enharmonics Key signatures Major, minor and chromatic scales Technical note names Intervals Triads & chords Breves (double whole notes) Double dotted notes Time signatures Duplets Rewriting in a new time signature Treble, bass and alto clefs Transposition Standard orchestral instruments Ornaments & foreign terms Practice exam Each chapter provides a step-by-step explanation of the theory, with lots of musical examples. Each chapter is followed by a series of practice exercises. All answers are provided. Suitable for home-study, or for use with your music teacher (age 10-adult). All MyMusicTheory products are gimmick-free and focus on what you need to know and how to learn it. We break tricky concepts down into easy-to-digest steps and give you lots of tips and strategies to help you figure it all out AND remember it. (Includes both UK and USA terminology)
Classical Orchestration for AmusTCL Music Theory
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Classical Orchestration for AmusTCL Music Theory

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PDF course covering the Classical Orchestration question from Trinity’s AmusTCL music theory diploma exam. Classical orchestration uses simple harmonies and uncomplicated melodic parts, so is a an easy introduction into arranging music for an orchestra. This PDF covers everything you need to know for each instrument of each orchestral section, including transposition, idiomatic part-writing and tips for succeeding in the AmusTCL exam question. One practice question is included, and a further reading list is provided. If you are stuck or have questions, feel free to email me for help! Victoria Williams mymusictheory.com.
Grade 1 Music Theory (Trinity) Course & Exercises
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Grade 1 Music Theory (Trinity) Course & Exercises

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Covers the Grade 1 Music Theory Syllabuses for Trinity This is a comprehensive grade 1 music theory course following Trinity’s syllabus. Contents: The staff and notes in treble and bass clefs Names of notes/rests Accidentals Dotted notes Time Signatures Beaming Ties Tones and semitones Major scales, degrees of the scale Key signatures (C, G and F major) Intervals Tonic Triads Rhythm Dynamics Musical symbols Italian musical terms Practice test Each chapter provides a step-by-step explanation of the theory, with lots of musical examples. Each chapter is followed by a series of practice exercises. All answers are provided. Suitable for home-study, or for use with a music teacher (age 9-adult) Written by Victoria Williams BA (Hons) LmusTCL MISM
Grade 2 Music Theory (Trinity) Course & Exercises
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Grade 2 Music Theory (Trinity) Course & Exercises

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This is a comprehensive grade 2 music theory course following the Trinity College London syllabus. Complete Grade 2 Course with exercises, answers and practice exam Contents: Notes, rests and ledger lines Treble and bass clefs Major and minor scales Degrees of the scale Accidentals Key signatures Time signatures Compositional devices Tonic triads & inversions Intervals The circle of 5ths Composing a melody to a given rhythm Foreign musical terms Writing sequences and ostinati Practice test Each chapter provides a step-by-step explanation of the theory, with lots of musical examples. Each chapter is followed by a series of practice exercises. All answers are provided, with the exception of the composition question, due to its subjective nature. Suitable for home-study, or for use with a music teacher (age 10-adult).
Bach Chorales for AmusTCL Music Theory
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Bach Chorales for AmusTCL Music Theory

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BACH CHORALES for the AmusTCL This PDF is aimed at anyone with an interest in writing solid four-part harmony, especially candidates taking exams such as the Trinity AmusTCL, which has an option to complete a chorale of roughly eight to ten bars in length. A sound understanding of four-part SATB harmony will help you to compose or arrange pieces for ensembles of any type or size. The basic principles behind chord progressions, voice-leading, chord-note choice, modulation techniques and “grammatically correct” part-writing are transferrable to works of any size or genre. At the end of the book you will find a selection of practice questions which you should do with the help of a piano while you are learning – it’s really important that you know the precise sound of whatever you are writing down in pencil. Contents of the Book: Chapter 1 – Notation Stems, Ties, Pauses, Vertical and Horizontal Alignment, Unisons and Seconds Chapter 2 – Melody, Voice Ranges, Spacing, Part Writing, Leading notes Chapter 3 – Rhythm, Note Values, Ties, Perpetuum Mobile Chapter 4 – Harmony, Harmonic Vocabulary, Allowed Inversions, Doubling, Omissions, Harmonic Rhythm (Frequency of Chord Changes), Progressions, Choice of Inversions, Final Cadences, Intermediary Cadences, Added 7th chords, Rules about Consecutives (Parallels), Exposed (Hidden) 5ths and Octaves, Modulation Chapter 5 – Decoration, Unaccented Passing Notes, Harmony Notes, Accented Passing Notes, Suspensions, Auxiliary notes Chapter 6 – Tackling an Exam Question, The AmusTCL Question, Completing the Lower Parts, Inventing the Last Phrase Chapter 7 – Exam Tips, How to Practise, Mistakes to Watch Out For, Getting Top Marks Practice Questions (7)