Popular Music Theory Guidebook Grade 6-8

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Rockschool's Theory Guidebooks are the ideal introduction to music theory for musicians, composers, students and teachers, designed for use with Rockschool's theory exams, as study and teaching aids, or as standalone guides.

Rockschool's Popular Music Theory Syllabus is regulated by Ofqual and offers UCAS points at Grades 6, 7 and 8.

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Popular Music Theory Guidebook Grade 6 - Grade 8 | Hardcopy (UK Only) £15.99 Add to Cart

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The Rockschool Popular Music Theory Guidebook (Grades 6–8) follows on seamlessly from the previous Guidebook in the series with an accessible, in-depth exploration of the more advanced music theory encountered by students taking Rockschool's later Grade Exams. Use it with the accompanying Popular Music Theory Workbooks (Grades 6–8) to ensure success in your exams.

Rockschool's Popular Music Theory series is also ideal for Music Technology, GCSE and Further Education students.

Your Grade 6 - 8 Guidebook includes sample questions from each of the following sections of your theory exam:

  • Advanced music notation
  • Time signatures
  • Modes and modal key signatures
  • Advanced scales
  • How transposition works
  • Extended chords and voice leading
  • How to write for instruments in different styles of music
  • A guide to improvisation
  • How to read and analyse a musical score
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Catalogue # MUSRSK011502

There is no errata for this book.

  • By C. J. Duvalle on 17 July 2015
    5.00 out of 5

    All good with clear explanations. Some repeated print not necessary. A nice path to take after grade 5 ABRSM.

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