Planning to Pass or Fail?: Music Theory

Are you planning to pass or fail your next music theory exam?  On The CMajor Radio Show tomorrow, CMajor will answer your music theory practice questions.  What is involved in preparing to take a music theory exam?  Why would you put yourself through an exam in the first place?  These questions and more will be discussed on the next show.  Here’s a sneak peak at some of the points of tomorrow’s  show:

  • You may enter a music theory exam for any grade irrespective of age and without previously having taken any other grade
  • Developing literacy with the tonal language forms a key part of a rounded education for performers, composers and listeners of all kinds
  • An understanding of how written symbols relate to the elements of music
  • having the skills to interpret and translate them into sounds
  • without knowledge of notation it is impossible for classical musicians to access their repertoire with ease or to rehearse together
  • making repertoire ready to be heard requires music theory practice
  • without writing down signs and terminology it makes it almost impossible for music to be heard, unless you are using music technology to write/compose which is a separate topic altogether

These points are consistent with the ABRSM syllabus.  CMajor is excited to share the challenge of taking an exam and the benefits.  See you tomorrow!*

*Home work Assignment — This week, read the piano syllabus for 2017 & 2018.  Further information is available at ABRSM Music Theory exams.  There are many, many exams in the world available for music theory practice.  This is a comprehensive example of what it takes to prep yourself for the music theory/practical exam experience.  Enjoy!

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