Is musical ability a gift that just drops in our lap or is it a matter of hard work and consistent practise? Like many topics the answer is multi-faceted with no simple explanation. Some get a head start but musicianship is always related to application and growth in knowledge and ability. There’s always something new to learn but it’s all about enjoying the journey.
2019 ABRSM Past Exam Practice Papers are finally here, hot off the press! They’re an excellent revision resource and a great way to make sure you’re thoroughly prepared for your ABRSM Music Theory Exam. I’ve everything you need to help you work through these papers: I explain how to get the most from these practice papers and also how to make the most use of the videos I’ve prepared so that you are thoroughly confident in all the areas you need to understand for your ABRSM music theory exam.
Music Theory For Everyone Playlist
Grade 1 Playlist
Grade 2 Playlist
Grade 3 Playlist
Grade 4 Playlist
Grade 5 Playlist
The First 5 videos for 2019 ABRSM Grade 5 Music Theory Past Exam Practice Paper A parts 1 - 5
2019 ABRSM Music Theory Past Exam Papers for papers A grades 1-4 and papers B, C and S will follow over the next few weeks of 2020
Handel’s Messiah is a great way to herald in the start back to work. I’ve enjoyed a break but I’m glad to be back on timetable and I’m really pleased to be back at choir (Ceramic City Choir), especially if we’re singing an old favourite like Messiah. I’ve enjoyed singing various unusual pieces over the last year or so, but I’m looking forward to revisiting some more familiar works. As I flip through my old score I’m reminded of some past performances - some of which didn’t go so well. (In fact some were hilariously bad).
Here are some YouTube Snippets
All We Like Sheep
Surely, He Hath Borne our Griefs
For Unto Us a Child is Born
I love the sense of a fresh new year! It’s a time to plan ahead and refocus your goals. I’ve so many plans for my YouTube Channel for the year ahead. Get your pencils and your music books ready - together we’ve got this!