Cage Notes
27 Feb 2017
Dictation Practise
23 Feb 2017
Debussy Section B Question - Unfamiliar listening
09 Feb 2017
Debussy - Estampes Notes
03 Feb 2017
Die Zauberflote Video Resources
23 Jan 2017
Psycho Analysis
07 Nov 2016
Beatles Set Work Support Guide
04 Nov 2016
Psycho Analysis Sheet
13 Oct 2016
Track List for AS/A Level Set Works (Discs 1-3)
16 Sep 2016


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Theory Requirements for AS Music

04 Jun 2015

If you are thinking of taking AS Music, you need to be aware that you require some theory knowledge BEFORE you start the course.  The minimum standard required is ABRSM, Grade 3 Theory.  There is no need for you to have taken the exam, however your skills should be to that standard.  Here are a few things to help you assess whether you are of the right standard and some websites to help you brush up your skills....

You will sit a Grade 3 Theory test during your 1st AS lesson in September.  This will determine your suitability for the course.



THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW....
Major & Minor Key Signatures Up to 4 sharps & 4 flats
Modulations to closely related keys  
Chord recognition I, V, V7 Root position and 1st inversion
II, IV Root position and 1st inversion
VI in Root position
II7 in 1st inversion
Diminished chords in 1st inversion
Diminished 7th chords
Non chord notes Passing notes
Auxiliary notes
Anticipation
Appoggiatura
Suspensions
Echappee
Cadences  
Circle of 5ths  
Triads  
Four part writing SATB


USEFUL WEBSITES.....
www.musictheory.net
http://www.mymusictheory.com/grade-3-music-theory-resources
http://www.emusictheory.com/


PRACTICE GRADE 3 THEORY PAPERS.... 

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