When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor Selena Kay
  • Course Code W23CCLB01F
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

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. This course will be delivered online.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this 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


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • 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

    Entry requirements

    This course will be delivered online. 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. Elementary keyboard skills will be useful. It is also advisable to develop aural musicianship skills alongside music theory.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    You will be expected to complete weekly homework tasks. Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the following learning outcomes. At the start of the course you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals. Excellent attendance and punctuality is required from all students. This course requires study/completion of activities outside of class time.

    What you need

    Pencil and eraser, notebook, manuscript paper. During the first session, you will receive guidance from your tutor about how to access the online course material, such as recordings and sheet music. To join this class you will need a good internet connection and computer/tablet with webcam and sound.

    What you can do next

    You can progress to the 'ABRSM Music Theory and Musicianship Grade 8' course. You may also be interested in related courses such as Aural Training & Musicianship, Orchestration and Arranging or music technology courses.