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Are you preparing for a Grade 5 Theory exam?...
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 course we'll cover all the main subjects including how keys work, key signatures, how time signatures work, intervals, transposition, chords, cadences, ornaments, and much more. You'll walk into the exam feeling fully confident and ready to tackle all the possible questions.
During this session we'll cover...
A fool-proof method for identifying chords and choosing cadences.
The most reliable method for dealing with scales and keys.
Understand simple, compound and irregular time sigantures.
Learn a method that will ensure success with calculating intervals.
How to transpose music accurately every time.
Gareth answers students questions in regards to Grade 5 theory.
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!