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Sharon Bill Music Tutor & Author

Why Study Music Theory? ABRSM Grade 2 Discovering Music Theory - Sharon Bill

As I prepare lessons for my Patreon Channel and subsequent YouTube lessons, it comes home to me again how important music theory is to support and benefit a musician in their practice and performance - no matter what instrument or style of music you play.

ABRSM Discovering Music Theory Update, Grades 1, 2 & 5 (20th March 2022) - Sharon Bill

I’m back at my desk - back in my happy place! I’ve now completed the third chapter of the Grade 2 Discovering Music Theory Workbook, which is now available - advert free - on Patreon. Some interesting points of discussion have arisen from working through this chapter on triplets and dotted rests, and so I’ve created some extra lessons for my Patrons where we can take a closer look at these topics. It’s good to put music theory under the microscope sometime - there’s always something to learn!

Of course lessons for Grades 1 and 5 Discovering Music Theory are being scheduled daily on my YouTube channel, and the other grades will follow on. Keep those pencils sharpened and enjoy your studies.

Pianos al Fresco (Music is a Garden/Weeding Between the Bars) - Sharon Bill Music Matters Vlog

My recent return to vinyls and LPs has uncovered some unusual record sleeve artwork. This particular album cover brought back an embarrassing memory of one of my own hilariously staged shots. This particular album photograph caused my thinking to take an unusual turn in comparing playing music to gardening. The connection isn’t as unusual as it might at first seem.