May 27 2004, 04:05 PM
Was just reading through a test paper and it asked a section of music to be written out in short score. I Didnt realise there were any questions to do with using different voicings in grade 5 and my AB guide doesn't have anything on it. Is the Ab guide not meant to cover evertything on the papers?
May 27 2004, 04:22 PM
Ive got the AB book and it covers voices and short score-am i thinking of the right book?
May 27 2004, 04:39 PM
The AB guide to music theory part 1 (the pink book) by abrsm publishing is that the one you have? Mine does not have any of this in it.
May 27 2004, 04:59 PM
Ah. i was thinking of the workbook. If i can find the guide ill let you know.
May 27 2004, 05:05 PM
Just looked, and its not in my pink book either, but voices are in the 1st chapter of book 2.
May 27 2004, 05:26 PM
Yes they are. You may not realise this, but book 1 is not grades 1-5, and book 2 grades 6-8. While this is true for about 75% of each book, there are certain things in book two needed for grades 1-5, and vice-versa as well.
May 27 2004, 05:37 PM
yeah it is also in my blue book as well I just think it is strange they asked this question when it was not in the book.
May 27 2004, 07:13 PM
As I just said, you have to use both books, not just one of them
May 27 2004, 08:52 PM
In general you'll need to refer to both the pink and blue AB books - parts 1 and 2. Are you working though the Music Theory in Practice graded workbooks by Eric Taylor? They will cover the syllabus and then you can use the pink and/or blue books for additional reference and explanation.
Best of luck! The long and short scores are very straightforward. Hope you're enjoying the theory!
May 28 2004, 01:15 PM
Oh right now i get it I was just looking through past papers i didnt know there was a work book by eric taylor. I know how to do the short score question but I was wondering why it wasn't in the book.
"Hope you're enjoying the theory!" Does anyone enjoy theory?
I am enjoying the results of what i can do with it it but not the learning bit:)
May 28 2004, 05:34 PM
Well yes, I do enjoy theory! ....and I enjoy teaching it.
Do you have lessons or are you going through it on your own?
May 28 2004, 05:44 PM
|QUOTE (Sukimonster @ May 28 2004, 01:15 PM)|
| Does anyone enjoy theory? |
Well, there are quite a few of us who do, and we try to be helpful! So if you get stuck...
May 29 2004, 08:43 AM
I am new on here and I am going through grade 5 theory myself...self teaching....does that mean if I get stuck I can post on here and ask for answers to my questions?
May 29 2004, 08:50 AM
|QUOTE (Saedi1 @ May 29 2004, 08:43 AM)|
| does that mean if I get stuck I can post on here and ask for answers to my questions? :D : |
We'll do our best!!!
I taught myself too, and got distinction!!! I found the most helpful book was 'Take 5 - and pass first time'. I know others have found it helpful too. It has everything you need to know, thought the composition section is a bit thin...
May 29 2004, 11:19 AM
I love theory too !
I'm doing GVI Nov.
Saedi1 - I used 'Theory Time - David Turnbull' for my previous grades.
They have tests at the end of each section with the answers to check later.
As Emma said, composition section a bit thin here too.
Good luck !
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