Music Education

Grade V Theory

Grade  theory is often used as a benchmark for music knowledge and refers to the ABRSM music theory exams. These exams help students beginning with the fundamental building blocks of music theory, and progress to cover western music history and periodic styles, their composers, an introduction to composition techniques and beyond. ABRSM require Grade 5 theory to be obtained [...]

Music Degrees

There are lots of different types of music degrees that specialise in all kinds of areas within music and sound. Lots of institutions will combine areas and specialisms, however there are a few ways of categorising the main areas of study. Undergraduate music degrees mainly fall within three classifications: BMus – Bachelor of Music BA – Bachelor of Arts [...]

Singing In Tune

Perfecting the skill of singing in tune is often the biggest learning curve most people face when they start out. Some have the innate ability to sing in tune, while it can take more work for others. The good news is that most people can learn how to improve their singing: under 3% of people are truly tone-deaf and [...]

Sight Reading Exercises

Sight Reading Exercises When students are preparing for music exams it can be difficult to practice and improve sight reading without a teacher present. In bands and singing groups alike, it can also prove challenging for those who are not confident sight readers to learn their parts without aural assistance. This is where the PlayScore interactive playback features come [...]

Preparing For Music Exams

Preparing for Music Exams such as Associated Board Grade I – VIII, GCSE Music, A-Level music – these are all exams that test your ability to work with music notation.  Many people can play an instrument or sing well, but aren’t all necessarily good sight readers.  If this is you, and you find it is limiting your skills there is [...]

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