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Grade 6 Music Theory (ABRSM)

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This course contains everything you need to know about harmony, composition and score-reading, for the ABRSM grade 6 music theory exam. 


  • Introduction to harmony
  • Triads and chords
  • Inversions
  • Chord progressions
  • Melodic decoration
  • How to harmonise a melody
  • Introduction to figured bass
  • The rules of figured bass
  • Realizing a figured bass ("realizing" means "creating chords from")
  • Adding a figured bass and bass line
  • Introduction to composition
  • Architecture in music
  • Motifs and sequences
  • Cadences
  • Key and tonality
  • Modulation
  • How to compose
  • How to read an orchestral score
  • How to read a chamber music score
  • Instruments, families and their names in various languages
  • Transposing, string and reed instruments
  • Musical terms and signs
  • Key
  • Chords
  • Ornaments
  • Melodic decoration and pedals
  • Technical tasks (e.g. working out intervals)
  • Periods and composers

Each chapter provides a step-by-step explanation of the theory, with lots of musical examples. Each chapter is followed by a series of practice exercises. All answers are provided, model answers are provided for the subjective questions. Suitable for home-study, or for use with your music teacher (age 15-adult).

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