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ABRSM Grade 5 Music Theory Summer Condensed Course 22nd August - 2nd September 2022

Hosted by Alex Chisholm-Loxley and Olwen MacLeod. 

 
This is a crash course for two weeks, one hour a day, weekdays @ 10.30am to allow you the chance to quickly get your theory exam out of the way and let you continue up the grades to Grade 6 practical!
 
Drop in to any day that would be useful to you for £10 a session or come for the full 10 day course for £90  
 

WEEK 1

Monday 22nd August 10.30am
Rhythm
  • Rewriting in simple and compound time
  • Irregular time signature
  • Grouping in irregular time signature
  • Quintuplets and sextuplets.
Tuesday 23rd August 10.30am
Pitch
  • The tenor clef 
  • Octave transposition between clefs.
Wednesday 24th August 10.30am
Pitch
  • Transposing by a major 2nd, minor 3rd and perfect 5th,
  • Finding the new key signature
  • Transposing melodies with accidentals
  • Transposing instruments.
Thursday 25th August 10.30am
Keys and scales
  • F#/ Gb major and D# / Eb minor
  • All keys and scales for grade 5.
Friday 26th August 10.30am
Keys and scales
  • Helpful patterns
  • The circle of 5ths
 

WEEK 2

Monday 29th August 10.30am
Intervals
  • Intervals with or without a key signature
Tuesday 30th August 10.30am
Intervals
  • Chromatic intervals
  • Compound intervals
Wednesday 31st August 10.30am
Chords
  • The supertonic chord (II) 
  • Cadences
  • Choosing suitable chords for a melody
  • Inversions
Thursday 1st September 10.30am
Terms, signs and instrument
  • New instruments at Grade 5
  • Transposing instruments
  • Voice types and their ranges
  • Written-out ornaments
  • New Italian terms and German terms
  • The piano
 
Friday 2nd September 10.30am
Music in context
 
 

Practise Exam Paper

On the last day of the course, a Grade 5 theory past paper will be shared by email to use as a practise run for the real exam.  The completed papers can be sent back to us and will be marked.  This will provide ideal practise in advance of the actual exam
 
 

Booking your Grade 5 ABRSM Theory Exam

You can book an ABRSM Grade 5 Theory exam online at any time and take the exam within 28 days of the booking.  Grade 5 Theory exam costs £49.  Visit the ABRSM website for more details and to book.
 

How to join

The courses are hosted on Google Meet and a link will be sent to all participants to join the sessions hosted by a Your Space Music Lessons online teacher.

What do I need?

For this course you will need to purchase the Grade 5 ABRSM Music Theory Workbook here

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Spacey Mouse Music Adventures 

A Mini Music Course for children ages 5 - 8

If you have seen a spark of musical interest and are considering starting your child with music lessons*, children's music educator Olwen MacLeod will be leading daily 20min sessions that will encourage and inspire young minds. During the sessions the children will have a lot of fun playing games whilst learning some basic building blocks of music notation, rhythm and get a taste of a range of different instruments.

Join Olwen (and a surprise visitor) for an engaging musical week everyday between 8th - 12th August 2022 @10am

£4 per child per session or £20 for 5 days

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Olwen Macleod - Online Music Theory and Piano teacher