Product Description by our Music Experts
Are you preparing for your ABRSM theory exam (grade 1-5) or simply interested in the construction of music? Then The AB Guide to Music Theory Part 1, by Eric Taylor is a great reference book for you.
- Fantastic reference book on music theory
- An essential to help you prepare for your grade 1-5 ABRSM theory exam
- Written by Eric Taylor, an ABRSM examiner
Essential Music Theory Reference book
The book is an excellent resource, containing in-depth explanations of the knowledge you need for the grade 1-5 ABRSM theory exams. The AB Guide to Music Theory Part 1 is made up of 13 chapters which are each focused on different aspects of music theory – all the rhythmic and tonal basics of music theory are covered - the list of all that's included can be seen below:
- The Basics of Rhythm and Tempo
- Introduction to Pitch
- Continuing with Rhythm
- More Scales, Keys and Clefs
- The Grouping of Notes and Rests
- Rhythm: Words, Syncopation
- Intervals and Transposition
- Triads and Chords
- Phrases and Cadences
- Tempo, Dynamics and Mood
- Ornaments and Embellishments
- Reiterations and Repeats
Useful glossary & resources
At the back of The AB Guide to Music Theory Part 1 there are various useful resources including a glossary of musical terms and their meanings and a reference list of notes and keys – this enables you to look up any definitions which you are uncertain of as you prepare for your ABRSM theory exams and practice your instrument.
Written by an ABRSM Examiner, Eric Taylor
The AB Guide to Music Theory is notably written and collated by experienced teacher and ABRSM examiner, Eric Taylor who also authors the ABRSM Music Theory in Practice exam workbooks and corresponding model answers books – this compatibility means that you are sure to learn all the information you need to fully prepare for your theory exams (grades 1-5) in this book.
Once you have finished The AB Guide to Music Theory Part 1, you can progress further with your music theory education in the AB Guide to Music Theory Part 2.