DO YOU LOVE MUSIC?
ARE YOU A SINGER OR MUSICIAN? ARE YOU PREPARING FOR GRADED EXAMS?
NOW IS THE TIME TO REGISTER!!!
If you are a music lover, singer, keyboardist, pianist, classical or jazz player aspiring to be a master and professional either for leisure or as a career; we offer music tutorials for all levels and ages at our centre or online.
We can prepare you for the Grade 1-8 Theory and Piano exam pieces with ‘The Associated Board Royal School of Music’ (ABRSM) UK / Trinity School Of Music UK
SOME TIPS ABOUT WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- In Graded theory exams you will need to recognise all 24 keys and learn how to write them down. This will prove extremely valuable when taking higher exams (scales are based on these keys!) and for those going on to study A level music.
- You will need to recognise intervals (a very important part of the exam) which will prove useful in sight reading development (especially sight singing) and will improve note reading in general. It will also help you grasp melodic movement faster too.
- Transposition is another beneficial exercise. That is, transposing music from one key to another. Woodwind and Brass instruments sometimes play in a different key to the rest of the orchestra and it’s useful to be able to ‘move’ or change their parts. Learning Alto and Tenor clefs are important as well.
- Chord recognition. I think this is possibly the most crucial Grade 5 test. Understanding basic chord structure or harmony and cadential points (musical endings) is vital in writing or analyzing music. Assimilation of this exercise will prepare pupils for higher exams like music A level or practical music exams (piano, violin etc).
- Writing or composing short melodies is great practice for the would-be singer songwriter or those merely wanting to express themselves musically. It also makes students adhere to writing logically in musical patterns.
- Grade 5 theory exams also demands analysis of a short piece. This is an excellent exercise. Analyzing music will help you to grasp many musical elements swiftly. You will need to know time signatures, rhythmic patterns, ornaments, as well as dynamic and articulation markings.
There are so many advantageous exercises in this important exam and it really isn’t too difficult with a good teacher like me that is able to patiently explain everything and do make sure you complete all syllabus and past papers– this is the key to passing!
LESSONS / EXAM DATES FOR THEORY & PRACTICAL
ONLINE LESSONS are available upon request.