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Earlier this year I chose my GCSE's, opting for music, thinking that it would be an enjoyable and slightly easier option given that I recently passed my grade 5 piano exam (albeit marginally). So we've just started and already i'm struggling a bit. As I've never actually done a theory exam my theory knowledge is pretty much non-existent. I feel like I've only made it this far because of my ability to hear and see patterns and then to imitate them.
The lack of knowledge is stopping me from progressing but there's so much to learn and I honestly have no idea where to begin! Any recommendations as to what I should do next?
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Start doing some work. There really isn't much content in music theory courses, you could probably learn grades 1-5 in about 50 hours.
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Start doing some work. There really isn't much content in music theory courses, you could probably learn grades 1-5 in about 50 hours.
whats the best way to learn it????
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(Original post by Natascha)
Earlier this year I chose my GCSE's, opting for music, thinking that it would be an enjoyable and slightly easier option given that I recently passed my grade 5 piano exam (albeit marginally). So we've just started and already i'm struggling a bit. As I've never actually done a theory exam my theory knowledge is pretty much non-existent. I feel like I've only made it this far because of my ability to hear and see patterns and then to imitate them.
The lack of knowledge is stopping me from progressing but there's so much to learn and I honestly have no idea where to begin! Any recommendations as to what I should do next?
Doing Grade 5 theory really helps when it comes to GCSE music (you don't have to sit the exam but learning the content is a big plus) I presume you do Edexcel? If so 60% of the final grade is practical, your piano playing will come in handy here and 40% is the theoretical/essay exam, this is where the Grade 5 theory comes in useful plus a good memory, though tbf I only memorised the facts of the instrumental setworks and still got an A* although scraped it
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