I'm new here, and I play the bassoon (Grade 7-ish).
I took Grade 5 last year and need to get Grade 5 Theory before I take my next grade (which will be 7, cos I'm skipping 6).
I've taught myself Grade 4 and some of Grade 5, using the ABRSM Music Theory in Practice books and the Theory Made Fun books.
I've been learning since Christmas (although admittedly I should probably do a bit more work)!
Anyway, my questions are,
1. Will it be possible to sit the exam this summer?
2. What are the main things I should make sure I know?
3. Do I really need to learn ALL the terms (my friend said only to learn the more common ones)?
4. What are the marks for pass, merit and distinction?
I know thats a lot of questions, and I would really appreciate any answers for any of them.