ABRSM Music Theory Grades 6 and 7
What you will learn
This course is based on the ABRSM syllabus and is suitable for students who want to work towards the higher ABRSM theory grade exams.
By the end of the course you will be able to
- Develop knowledge and application of chords and harmony, especially in the minor tonality
- Identify and write triads and seventh chords in all positions (inversions) using figured bass notation
- Harmonise melodies with greater confidence
- Develop melody-writing skills
- Analyse a variety of score extracts describing stylistic and technical features
Class format and activities
Listening and taking notes from tutor presentation, explanation and demonstration
Written, listening and practical exercises in class
Individual and group work
Completing questions from ABRSM past papers
In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
You will need to be have already done some study of ABRSM Grade 6 theory as this course is continuing from the Grade 6 course in the Autumn term. Elementary keyboard skills will be useful. It is also advisable to develop aural musicianship skills alongside music theory.
Online enrolment is only available to those enrolled in the previous term. If you are a current student you will have received an email alerting you to this. If you are new to this course please select 'Ask a Question' and the curriculum department will contact you.
What you need to know before you enrol
You will be expected to complete weekly homework tasks.
What you will need for your class
Pencil and eraser, notebook, manuscript paper. Required Texts:
Eric Taylor, The AB Guide to Music Theory, Part 2
ABRSM, Music Theory in Practice: Grade 6
What you can do next
This course continues into Term 3.
You may also be interested in related courses such as Aural Training & Musicianship, Orchestration and Arranging, Sibelius, or music technology courses.