This is Module 3 in my video course series on mastering the ABRSM Grade 6 Music Theory exam.
This course is for you if:
- You have already passed (or are soon to pass) ABRSM or Trinity Grade 5 Music Theory
- You would like to continue taking the higher music theory graded exams
- You would like to know how to read an orchestral score
You will learn how to read the part for any orchestral instrument, including more obscure ones such as the cor Anglais or double bassoon.
You will quickly learn how to read intervals when the notes are in different clefs or transpositions, how to work out chords plus their inversions and prevailing key, how to write out ornaments as they might be played, how to work out what era a piece of music is likely from, or to name a likely composer.
You will also get practice in learning many of the foreign musical terms which are required knowledge at this grade.. You will need to know not only terms for tempo and dynamics, but also what the note names and instrument names are in Italian, French and German.
Support is included! I am on hand to answer your questions.
- Students should already have passed Grade 5 Music Theory ABRSM
- Answer the score-based questions (4 & 5) in the ABRSM Grade 6 Music Theory Exam
- Understand how to read an orchestral score
- Know how to tackle the exam-style questions presented in the Grade 6 exam
"This course was absolutely first rate in every way. Ms. Williams presented the material clearly, thoughtfully, and with an obvious love of teaching. The only way this could possibly have been any better is to have had the privilege of studying with her in person. I'm amazed by how much information I learned and in such an enjoyable way! Ms. Williams is someone who not only has a deep understanding of music theory, but a rare and wonderful creativity that makes her such an effective teacher of it. Bravo and thank you!"
Victoria graduated from the University of Leeds in 1995 with a BA Honours in Music, specialising in Musicology. She also holds the AmusTCL and LmusTCL diplomas in Music Theory, from Trinity College London.
Since 2007, Victoria has been teaching music theory online and by email via her acclaimed website MyMusicTheory, offering free music theory tuition following the structured syllabus of the ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music).
Victoria teaches all ABRSM levels, from grade 1 (beginner) up to grade 8/diploma (undergraduate level) and has an in depth knowledge of both the syllabus requirements and examiners' marking schemes. As well as teaching the ABRSM syllabus, Victoria is equally at home preparing students for the Trinity Guildhall exams, the Australian AMEB exams and the AP Music Theory exams taken in the USA.
Victoria's lessons break the tricky concepts of music and music theory down into easy-to-understand steps. She approaches teaching from the learner's point of view, building up on existing knowledge little by little, and avoids the “baffling with detail" stance taken by traditional music theory text books. She has an outstanding track-record with her students' exam successes, with the vast majority gaining top rated “merits and distinctions" from the ABRSM.
Victoria is an accomplished pianist and clarinettist, holding ABRSM grade 8 in both, and also composes in her free time. She has three children and two crazy cats.