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Music theory books, practice drills and ABRSM Examination texts and great sources of reference and information for any singer or musicians bookshelf. If your only looking for one off info the following books should be available at your local library.  They include lists of institutions of all kinds that offer music education and music making opportunities, revision aids, details of regional and national organisations, funding, grants, study guides, directories, festivals and competitions for young musicians, and suppliers of music materials in the UK. Also check out the Sight Reading Books and Educational Books. If you are unable to find what you seek here, try the list of Sheet Music Suppliers.

ABRSM Music Theory Past Papers 2016: Grade 1
Examination papers for the Associated Board Theory grades are available here as past papers.
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ABRSM Music Theory Past Papers 2016 Model Answers: Grade 1
Contains model answers for the corresponding Music Theory Past Papers
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ABRSM Music Theory Past Papers 2016: Grade 2
Practice past paper from the ABRSM theory examination.
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ABRSM Music Theory Past Papers 2016 Model Answers: Grade 2
Contains model answers for the corresponding Music Theory Past Papers
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ABRSM Music Theory Past Papers 2016: Grade 3
Practice past paper from the ABRSM theory examination.
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ABRSM Music Theory Past Papers 2016 Model Answers: Grade 3
Contains model answers for the corresponding Music Theory Past Papers
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ABRSM Music Theory Past Papers 2016: Grade 4
Practice past paper from the ABRSM theory examination.
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ABRSM Music Theory Past Papers 2016 Model Answers: Grade 4
Contains model answers for the corresponding Music Theory Past Papers
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ABRSM Music Theory Past Papers 2016: Grade 5
Practice past paper from the ABRSM theory examination.
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ABRSM Music Theory Past Papers 2016 Model Answers: Grade 5
Contains model answers for the corresponding Music Theory Past Papers.
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ABRSM Music Theory Past Papers 2016: Grade 6
Practice past paper from the ABRSM theory examination.
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ABRSM Music Theory Past Papers 2016 Model Answers: Grade 6
Contains model answers for the corresponding Music Theory Past Papers
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ABRSM Music Theory Past Papers 2016: Grade 7
Practice past paper from the ABRSM theory examination.
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ABRSM Music Theory Past Papers 2016 Model Answers: Grade 7
Contains model answers for the corresponding Music Theory Past Papers
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ABRSM Music Theory Past Papers 2016: Grade 8
Practice past paper from the ABRSM theory examination.
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ABRSM Music Theory Past Papers 2016 Model Answers: Grade 8
Contains model answers for the corresponding Music Theory Past Papers
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La Teoria Musical En La Practica Grado 1
A Spanish language edition of Music Theory in Practice, Grade 1 which contains a detailed list of the requirements for the ABRSM Theory of Music examination. information which may be needed in the context of the examination, specimen questions and exercises, and guidance on their solutions will provide a sound foundation for anyone wishing to understand music theory as it is used in practice a wide variety of music examples are used to illustrate the texts and to provide exercises.
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La Teoria Musical En La Practica Grado 2
A Spanish language edition of Music Theory in Practice, Grade 2 which contains a detailed list of the requirements for the ABRSM Theory of Music examination.
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La Teoria Musical En La Practica Grado 3
A Spanish language edition of Music Theory in Practice, Grade 3 which contains a detailed list of the requirements for the ABRSM Theory of Music examination.
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La Teoria Musical En La Practica Grado 4
A Spanish language edition of Music Theory in Practice, Grade 4 which contains a detailed list of the requirements for the ABRSM Theory of Music examination.
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La Teoria Musical En La Practica Grado 5
A Spanish language edition of Music Theory in Practice, Grade 5 which contains a detailed list of the requirements for the ABRSM Theory of Music examination.
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London College Of Music And Media: Theory Handbook - Preliminary Grade
Includes two specimen papers from the LCM theory examinations.
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London College Of Music: Theory Handbook (Grade 1)
London College of Music examinations are held at over 250 centers throughout the UK and overseas. A broad range of subjects is offered in music and in drama and communication, catering for candidates of all levels - from introductory examinations for beginners through graded exams to professional diplomas in performing, teaching, composition and research. This publication is part of a progressive series of handbooks, primarily intended for candidates considering taking LCM graded examinations in Music Theory. However, given each handbook's content of educational material, the series provides a solid foundation of music theory for any music student, of any age, whether they are intending to take an exam or not. Examination candidates must use this series in conjunction with the current LCM syllabus.
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London College Of Music: Theory Handbook (Grade 2)
This publication is part of a progressive series of handbooks, primarily intended for candidates considering taking LCM graded examinations in Music Theory.
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London College Of Music: Theory Handbook (Grade 3)
This publication is part of a progressive series of handbooks, primarily intended for candidates considering taking LCM graded examinations in Music Theory.
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Music Theory In Practice - Grade 1
Eric Taylors Music Theory In Practice series has helped more than one million musicians worldwide to learn about the notation and theory of music. Now fully revised, this workbook remains the best way to prepare for the Associated Boards Grade One Theory Of Music Exam, offering: A clear explanation of music notation. Straightforward language throughout. Many worked examples and practice exercises. Definitions of important words and concepts. Specimen exam questions. Helpful tips for students. As well as supporting the ABRSM theory syllabus, this workbook also provides an excellent resource for anyone wishing to develop general music literacy skills.
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Music Theory In Practice - Grade 2
Eric Taylors Music Theory In Practice series. As well as supporting the ABRSM theory syllabus, this workbook also provides an excellent resource for anyone wishing to develop general music literacy skills.
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Music Theory In Practice - Grade 3
Eric Taylors Music Theory In Practice series. As well as supporting the ABRSM theory syllabus, this workbook also provides an excellent resource for anyone wishing to develop general music literacy skills.
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Music Theory In Practice - Grade 4
Eric Taylors Music Theory In Practice series. As well as supporting the ABRSM theory syllabus, this workbook also provides an excellent resource for anyone wishing to develop general music literacy skills.
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Music Theory In Practice - Grade 5
Eric Taylors Music Theory In Practice series. As well as supporting the ABRSM theory syllabus, this workbook also provides an excellent resource for anyone wishing to develop general music literacy skills.
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Music Theory In Practice - Grade 6
Eric Taylors Music Theory In Practice series. As well as supporting the ABRSM theory syllabus, this workbook also provides an excellent resource for anyone wishing to develop general music literacy skills.
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Music Theory In Practice - Grade 7
Eric Taylors Music Theory In Practice series. As well as supporting the ABRSM theory syllabus, this workbook also provides an excellent resource for anyone wishing to develop general music literacy skills.
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Music Theory In Practice - Grade 8
Eric Taylors Music Theory In Practice series. As well as supporting the ABRSM theory syllabus, this workbook also provides an excellent resource for anyone wishing to develop general music literacy skills.
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Rockschool: Popular Music Theory Workbook (Debut)
The ideal preparation for students taking Rockschool’s new theory exams. Practise each section of your Rockschool Popular Music Theory exam in isolation, then study a specimen paper from the Debut exam! Use your Debut Workbook along with the accompanying Popular Music Theory Guidebook (Grades Debut – 5) to ensure success in your exams! Rockschools Popular Music Theory series is also ideal for Music Technology, GCSE and Further Education students. Includes sample questions from each of the following sections of your theory exam: Music notation, Popular music harmony, Band knowledge, Band analysis, Debut specimen paper included! Rockschools Popular Music Theory Syllabus is fully accredited by all four UK regulators and offers UCAS points at Grades 6, 7 & 8.
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Rockschool: Popular Music Theory Workbook (Grade 1)
The ideal preparation for students taking Rockschool’s new theory exams. Practise each section of your Rockschool Popular Music Theory exam in isolation, then study a specimen paper from the Grade exam! Use your Grade Workbook along with the accompanying Popular Music Theory Guidebook (Grades Debut – 5) to ensure success in your exams! Rockschool’s Popular Music Theory series is also ideal for Music Technology, GCSE and Further Education students. Includes sample questions from each of the following sections of your theory exam: Music notation, Popular music harmony, Band knowledge, Band analysis. Grade specimen paper included, Rockschools Popular Music Theory Syllabus is fully accredited by all four UK regulators and offers UCAS points at Grades 6, 7 & 8.
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Rockschool: Popular Music Theory Workbook (Grade 2)
The ideal preparation for students taking Rockschool’s new theory exams. Practise each section of your Rockschool Popular Music Theory exam in isolation, then study a specimen paper from the Grade exam! Use your Grade Workbook along with the accompanying Popular Music Theory Guidebook (Grades Debut – 5) to ensure success in your exams!
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Rockschool: Popular Music Theory Workbook (Grade 3)
The ideal preparation for students taking Rockschool’s new theory exams. Practise each section of your Rockschool Popular Music Theory exam in isolation, then study a specimen paper from the Grade exam! Use your Grade Workbook along with the accompanying Popular Music Theory Guidebook (Grades Debut – 5) to ensure success in your exams!
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Rockschool: Popular Music Theory Workbook (Grade 4)
The ideal preparation for students taking Rockschool’s new theory exams. Practise each section of your Rockschool Popular Music Theory exam in isolation, then study a specimen paper from the Grade exam! Use your Grade Workbook along with the accompanying Popular Music Theory Guidebook (Grades Debut – 5) to ensure success in your exams!
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Rockschool: Popular Music Theory Workbook (Grade 5)
The ideal preparation for students taking Rockschool’s new theory exams. Practise each section of your Rockschool Popular Music Theory exam in isolation, then study a specimen paper from the Grade exam! Use your Grade Workbook along with the accompanying Popular Music Theory Guidebook (Grades Debut – 5) to ensure success in your exams!
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Rockschool: Popular Music Theory Workbook (Grade 6)
The ideal preparation for students taking Rockschool’s new theory exams. Practise each section of your Rockschool Popular Music Theory exam in isolation, then study a specimen paper from the Grade exam! Use your Grade Workbook along with the accompanying Popular Music Theory Guidebook (Grades 6 – 8) to ensure success in your exams!
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Rockschool: Popular Music Theory Workbook (Grade 7)
The ideal preparation for students taking Rockschool’s new theory exams. Practise each section of your Rockschool Popular Music Theory exam in isolation, then study a specimen paper from the Grade exam! Use your Grade Workbook along with the accompanying Popular Music Theory Guidebook (Grades 6 – 8) to ensure success in your exams!
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Rockschool: Popular Music Theory Workbook (Grade 8)
The ideal preparation for students taking Rockschool’s new theory exams. Practise each section of your Rockschool Popular Music Theory exam in isolation, then study a specimen paper from the Grade exam! Use your Grade Workbook along with the accompanying Popular Music Theory Guidebook (Grades 6 – 8) to ensure success in your exams!
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Rockschool: Popular Music Theory Guidebook (Grades Debut – 5)
An introduction to music theory for students taking Rockschools new theory exams. Use it along with the accompanying Popular Music Theory Workbooks (Debut to Grade 5) to ensure success in your exams. Rock and pop music is analysed in depth, making this essential reading for students of all rock and pop styles. Rockschools Popular Music Theory series is also ideal for Music Technology, GCSE and Further Education students. Features: How music is constructed and written on the stave, The most common scales in rock and pop, Rhythm notation and time signatures, Directions, dynamics and articulations, Harmony theory and common chord progressions, Specialist notation and techniques for all rock band instruments, The role of the instruments in different styles of music, How to read and analyse a musical score, AND MUCH MORE! Rockschools Popular Music Theory Syllabus is fully accredited by all four UK regulators and offers UCAS points at Grades 6, 7 & 8
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Rockschool: Popular Music Theory Guidebook (Grades 6 – 8)
a music theory handbook for students taking Rockschool’s new Level 3 (Grades 6 – 8) theory exams. Use it along with the accompanying Popular Music Theory Workbooks (Grades 6 to 8) to ensure success in your exams. Rock and pop music is analysed in depth, making this essential reading for students of all rock and pop styles. Rockschool’s Popular Music Theory series is also ideal for Music Technology, GCSE and Further Education students. Features: Advanced music notation, Time signatures Modes and modal key signatures, Advanced scales, How transposition works, Extended chords and voice leading, How to write for instruments in different styles of music, A guide to improvisation, How to read and analyse a musical score AND MUCH MORE! Rockschool’s Popular Music Theory Syllabus is fully accredited by all four UK regulators and offers UCAS points at Grades 6, 7 & 8.
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Theory Of Music Made Easy Grade 1
This series is designed to prepare musicians for exams. Information is presented in bitesize sections, and each volume builds on the work of the last. This book presents the rudiments of theory divided into short chapters. There are revision chapters, covering two topics at one time. The book is interspersed with cheerful illustrations, making learning more fun.
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Theory Of Music Made Easy Grade 2
This book is in the same format as the first in the series, with lots of familiar animated friends and some new ones too. Book two builds upon what has previously been learned and tackles new topics such as ledger lines and Italian terms, triplets and note groupings. Each topic has a number of exercises to consolidate what has been taught and puzzles and games are interspersed throughout to aid memory. Every fourth chapter is a revision session to ensure that information has been absorbed.
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Theory Of Music Made Easy Grade 3
Having covered basic theory in the first two volumes, this book tackles more complex issues such as chord structures and compound time, however there are also chapters included that act as a revision for work from earlier grades. Following the same format as previous books, all information is consolidated through the completion of practical exercises and revision chapters. This book covers the topics required to sit the ABRSM Grade 3 test.
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Theory Of Music Made Easy Grade 4
In book 4 students are introduced to the alto clef, double sharps and double flats, more complex key signatures and ornamentation. Sections are interspersed with revision chapters, covering several topics, to consolidate what has been learned, both in this book and in the preceding ones. Topics covered take students up to the ABRSM Grade 4 test.
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Theory Of Music Made Easy Grade 5
This book will take students through the topics required for the mandatory ABRSM Grade 5 exam, building upon the information covered in the preceding books and tackling subjects in an organised and logical way. It introduces the subjects of transposition, irregular time signatures, chord sequences and cadences.
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Theory Of Music Made Easy - Grade 6
This book is in the same format as the first in the series, with lots of familiar animated friends and some new ones too. Book two builds upon what has previously been learned and tackles new topics such as ledger lines and Italian terms, triplets and note groupings. Each topic has a number of exercises to consolidate what has been taught and puzzles and games are interspersed throughout to aid memory. Every fourth chapter is a revision session to ensure that information has been absorbed.
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Theory Of Music Made Easy Grade 7
This graded series is made simple so that the student finds learning a pleasure. The progress is very gradual to smoothly proceed to the required standard set by the various examination boards.
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Theory Of Music Made Easy Grade 8
This graded series is made simple so that the student finds learning a pleasure. The progress is very gradual to smoothly proceed to the required standard set by the various examination boards.
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Theory Drills Grade 1
The Theory Drill Series aims to provide students with the extra practice they require to tackle the new ABRSM Theory examinations.
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Theory Drills Grade 2
The Theory Drill Series aims to provide students with the extra practice they require to tackle the new ABRSM Theory examinations.
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Theory Drills Grade 3
The Theory Drill Series aims to provide students with the extra practice they require to tackle the new ABRSM Theory examinations.
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Theory Drills Grade 4
This Theory Drills Series aims to provide students with the extra practise they require to tackle the new ABRSM theory examinations.
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Theory Drills Grade 5
The Theory Drill Series aims to provide students with the extra practice they require to tackle the new ABRSM Theory examinations.
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Theory Drills Grade 6
The Theory Drill Series aims to provide students with the extra practice they require to tackle the new ABRSM Theory examinations.
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Book Cover Trinity College London: Theory Past Papers
These publications contain two past papers for each grade taken from the May and November exam sessions. They are presented in the same format as the real exam and are ideal for use in preparation.
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Trinity College London: Theory Model Answer Papers
This publication contains two model answer papers for each grade taken from the May and November exam sessions. They show the correct answers and those which would attract the highest marks — Ideal for use in exam preparation.
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Ying Ying Ng: Music Theory For Young Musicians
Brings the practice exercises and examples in the text up to date with the latest ABRSM exam requirements. It also includes many clarifications that update the presentation of the ideas and concepts in the book and thus improve its logical flow: It adds a specimen test in the exam format and provides a set of revision notes on the key areas. All exercises and examples have been revised and many new exercise drills have been added. Concept explanations have been simplified for greater ease of understanding.
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