I'm taking Grade 5 Theory at some point soon and would like to go straight from that to grade 8. [I'm planning on making applications to Uni to study music, it'd be a nice string to my bow.] My first thought was to buy Music Theory In Practice: Grade 8 but reading the reviews it seems like this isn't the best thing to use. I could also use this. What are peoples opinions on either?
I would also probably be doing this over the course of the summer Holidays coming up, so would recieve little tuition, is it plausible that I could teach myself? I'm also hoping to prepare for Grade 8 Piano over the summer as well, would any tution be required for that as well? Also where do I find out where I could take the exam. They were usually organised by my piano teacher.
Thanks for any response, Martin.