QUOTE(jm-hamilton @ Sep 17 2010, 07:48 AM)
ABC of theory and ABC of harmony - I used both of these and found them helpful. I also found the Josephine Koh books to be helpful. All of these books are graded - one book to a grade. I didn't use Music Theory in Practice at all - took one look and was put off by the way it was laid out. The "Big 6" book was good after I'd worked through the ABC books as it tells you exactly what you will be asked in the exam and ways to go about working the questions.
Thanks very much for your reply, its very helpful and will get the books, but as regards the ABC books which one would you suggest for Grade5/6 e.g. A, B or C.