Music Theory

My latest video-blog deals with what I consider an important topic; music theory. This is the study of how music is written down and all too often it is left out of instrumental lessons. Publications Melanie Spanswick has written and published a wide range of courses, anthologies, examination syllabuses, and text books, including Play it…

Why is Grade 5 Theory so important?

In the last few weeks I have repeatedly been asked about the Grade 5 theory exam, so much so that it has inspired me to write this post. I am talking about the ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) theory exam. The Grade 5 theory exam is significant to pupils because, if…