2023 Grade 5 Online Theory Course
NEW DATES: Places available in Christmas holidays 2023
Grade 5 theory course: the highly successful online Zero to Grade 5 Hero course gets you to Grade 5 theory in a week! This intensive but fun course runs for four days in the Christmas school holidays, taking students to a successful ABRSM Grade 5 theory pass. The course is 100% live and interactive. Once you have finished the course, all your practice papers are marked for free until the date you take the exam.
And, best of all: you can take part in all future courses for free, for the one single payment you have made.
Why Is Grade 5 Theory Important?
ABRSM Grade 5 theory lays the foundation for advanced music studies and is often a prerequisite for taking practical music exams at higher levels. The exam covers a range of essential music theory concepts such as notation, rhythm, scales, keys, chords, and cadences, which are fundamental to understanding and analysing music. It also teaches students to read and write music effectively, which is an essential skill for any musician. Additionally, Grade 5 theory is a requirement for those who want to pursue music as a career, as it is a standard prerequisite for many music college and university programmes. Therefore, achieving a good result in the ABRSM Grade 5 theory exam can open up many opportunities for music students and help them on their journey to becoming accomplished musicians.
Grade 5 Theory Course: Dates for 2023/4
The course is running online, using Zoom, from 1000 until 1200 on the following dates:
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS 2023: Friday 29th, Saturday 30th, Sunday 31st December, Tuesday 2nd January
EASTER 2024: Tuesday 2nd – Friday 5th April 2024
MAY HALF TERM 2024: Tuesday 28th – Friday 31st May 2024
You can take part in all future courses for free, for the one single payment you have made.
Sessions are for two hours on each of the four days, with a ten-minute break midway. This is followed by a free marking service all the way up to your Grade 5 exam date.
The cost of the Music Theory Course is £170.00, and includes £60 worth of teaching books and materials, which will be mailed to you before the course begins:
Music Theory Foundations, by Jade Bultitude
Matt Smith – Grade 5 Theory Workbook
Matt Smith – Set of 10 Sample Grade 5 Papers
Eight ABRSM theory past papers
Here is a day-by-day guide to the subjects we cover comprehensively as part of the syllabus:
Session 1 – Rhythms: simple and compound time signatures, note grouping and beaming, translating one time signature to another, instruments of the orchestra
Session 2 – Notes and scales: Major scales, all four clefs, moving up and down an octave and changing clefs, harmonic and melodic minor scales, chromatic scales – plus how to draw a key circle and a piano keyboard quickly at the beginning of the exam
Session 3 – Intervals: starting with diatonic descriptions (major / minor / perfect), then moving on to diminished and augmented, transposition up and down a major second, minor third and perfect fifth
Session 4 – Chords and cadences: chord descriptions, perfect, imperfect and plagal cadences, and how to answer the 10-point “Music in Context” section
Marking support after the course
You won’t be left high and dry after the course! Marking support up to the date of the exam is included.
The course is tutored by SIMON JORDAN, BBC Radio 3 Producer, award-winning performer and piano and violin tutor. For more information please contact Simon on 07403 232517.
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Grade 5 Music Theory Course
Christmas 2023: An intensive online course running for a week in the Christmas holidays taking students to a successful ABRSM Grade 5 theory pass. Free practice papers and marking are included after the course has finished.
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Course Provider Name: Simon Jordan
Course Provider URL: https://www.celebratewithmusic.co.uk/music-theory-course/