QUOTE(AnnC @ Jul 13 2011, 07:50 AM)
Would you say it's a useful revision book if someone is preparing for grade 5? I've looked at the adverts for it but not sure whether to get it or not.
mmm not sure, at ?15 it's expensive!! I used all the exercises on composition for daughter as she was finding that very difficult, and as said above, the ornaments, intervals and general info.
I think, if you have a complete beginner on theory, and they buy the book and do the exercises wanting to go straight through to grade 5, then it's quite good. BUT if you want them to do any intermediate exams it's a pain.
I think I prefer the more conventional route of working through the topics for each grade, but teaching them the principles in such a way that you don't have to reteach it later (particularly scales/keysignatures)
Hope that helps!