Webinar - How to succeed with Grade 5 Theory

Prepare, practice and revise the key elements for Grade 5 music theory.

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Are you taking Grade 5 Theory soon?...

Do you need help revising parts of the syllabus?

Are there areas you're still struggling to understand?

Taking grade 5 theory is a big step for many and is crucial to obtain if you wish to progress into higher practical grades. There are a number of topics that students always find particularly challenging, but we're going to teach you the best working methods that will turn them into easy marks! During this webinar we will work logically from The Circle of 5th's to ensure accurate scale writing, then how that will get you full marks on the interval and transposition questions, how to deal with chords and cadences before moving on to the rest. The webinar will include loads of practical tips to ensure your success, and you will be able to ask as many questions as you like.

During this session we'll cover...

Chords & Cadences

A fool-proof method for identifying chords and choosing cadences.

Key Signatures

The most reliable method for dealing with scales and keys.

Circle of 5th's

Understand exactly how to use it effectively.


Learn a method that will ensure success with calculating intervals.


How to transpose music accurately every time.

Live Q&A

Live Q&A with Gareth answering your questions in regards to Grade 5 theory.

Your Instructor

Gareth Green
Gareth Green

Hi, I’m Gareth and I'm passionate about developing ‘the all round musician’.

Nearly 35 years of music examining with ABRSM, work with the BBC on Radio and TV, experience on the international concert platform, as a published composer and arranger, have brought rich resources to the 40 years of teaching in which I've engaged.

Scholarships at The Royal College of Music, Oxford University and St. Paul’s Cathedral gave me fantastic opportunities to learn from the best musicians, scholars and teachers. Working as Director of Music at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School then provided a wonderful opportunity to develop my teaching skills.

Teaching individuals and groups of all ages, and at all stages of development have refined a teaching approach that I hope is fun and engaging, and focused on explaining things clearly and logically. And that is what these courses are all about - understanding the basic principles with clarity, then going deeper, applying them to your musical life and liberating yourself as a musician.

It’s a rich and amazing journey, and I can’t wait for you to join me today!

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm taking a theory exam, is this course for me?
Absolutely! Our courses are suitable for candidates preparing for ABRSM examinations and cover everything you need to know for any particular grade. They are also perfect for students studying at school, college or university.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you'll have unlimited lifetime access to this course, across any and all the devices you own.
When does the course start and finish?
It is a completely self-paced online course! Watch and replay lessons as you wish - you decide when you start and when you finish.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
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