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Grade 5 Music Theory CRASH COURSE (ABRSM)

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*** UPDATED for the 2020 ABRSM syllabus changes to Online Format Test Questions ***


This is a Grade 5 music theory CRASH COUSE course following the ABRSM's syllabus and including quick revision of the topics set at the earlier grades.

This PDF covers ABRSM Grades 1-5 topics. If you only need a PDF for Grade 5, please see the Grade 5 Course PDF.


  • Notation basics
  • Foreign musical terms (complete list, all grades)
  • Time signatures
  • Clefs
  • Key signatures
  • Scales (major, minor and chromatic)
  • Intervals and their qualities
  • Transposing
  • Chords
  • Cadences and progressions
  • General knowledge about the standard orchestral instruments
  • Practice exam

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. Suitable for home-study, or for use with your music teacher (age 10-adult).

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