Grade 5 theory

FastFred

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Found out today that I passed my grade 5 theory a month ago (81% - merit). Very pleased. I only had 4 x half hour lessons with Mick Luck at musiconline on the web. Highly recommend Mick for those who wish to pursue grades 6 practical and beyond. Teaches you to pass the exam but I did learn a lot in a very short space of time.

http://musictheoryonline.co.uk/
 

Chris98

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Found out today that I passed my grade 5 theory a month ago (81% - merit). Very pleased. I only had 4 x half hour lessons with Mick Luck at musiconline on the web. Highly recommend Mick for those who wish to pursue grades 6 practical and beyond. Teaches you to pass the exam but I did learn a lot in a very short space of time.

http://musictheoryonline.co.uk/
That's brilliant Fred, :welldone

Am I right in saying that once you've got your grade 5 theory you're done with the theory exams and it's all practical thereafter?

So when's your Grade 6?

All the best,

Chris
 
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FastFred

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I think you can do more Chris but you need the grade 5 to progress to 6 practical. Anyway its a great way to learn it as I only had 5 weeks when I found out I needed to pass it to move on. Grade 6 is early July. Know all the scales and can play the 3 pieces 'early stage' so I will probably give it a go!
My sight reading is miles better than it was 6 months ago but you have 16 bars for grade 6, looks nasty...
Will have to put some serious effort in next 3 months to have a good chance.
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Mamos

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Well done Fred

What syllabus are you following?

I have bought the grade 1 ABRSM music book and I think they only go up to grade 5 in jazz.

Which is the best one ABRSM or Guild Hall?

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Found out today that I passed my grade 5 theory a month ago (81% - merit). Very pleased. I only had 4 x half hour lessons with Mick Luck at musiconline on the web. Highly recommend Mick for those who wish to pursue grades 6 practical and beyond. Teaches you to pass the exam but I did learn a lot in a very short space of time.

http://musictheoryonline.co.uk/
Might one ask the cost? Couldn't see owt on t'webseet
 

thehunt

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I am on ABRSM jazz grade three. They seem good, tunes are still at this level quite short and not too much improvising is needed. Good luck with your grade 1. Let us know how you get on. Phil
 
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FastFred

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I'm doing the ABRSM exams. It cost me £13 for half an hour but he gave me a generous half hour lesson each time. I reckon I probably spent about 20 hours doing the tutorials on the website and revising over 5 weeks. So for and the exam cost I can now do the grade 6 practical. I went straight in at grade 5 and it isn't that difficult. Most of the questions follow similar format except this year there was no SATB which is an easy question. Also the piece you have to compose was in the bass clef and a minor not major key but he gives you some pointers re this. I wouldn't have wanted to hear back what I wrote but hey ho....
Mick Luck is a top guy and worked for me. Good luck.
 

kreggurree

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Congratulations, I never did theory grades as my school were with the examing board that don't require it to go further. To be honest I am not sure I am happy about that as the theory was taught pretty poorly at my school so even with A-Level music my theory is weak.

Craig
 
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