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Media, Music & Sound Production

Grade 5 Music Theory Preparation (ABRSM)

Campus OL - Open Learning/Cross Campus
Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 5

Study mode Evening
Open learning

Duration 8 weeks

Start date Jan 2023

Choose your study options

Campus Sighthill Campus Study mode Evening Start date 25/01/23 Duration 8 Weeks
Campus OL - Open Learning/Cross Campus Study mode Open learning Start date 25/01/23 Duration 8 Weeks

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Course overview

FREE COURSE!

Taught by an experienced Edinburgh College music lecturer, this course will help you acquire the knowledge and skills needed to sit the ABRSM Grade 5 Theory of Music exam. The course will be delivered online.  

Please note that exam entry is not included in the course fee. 

You will learn and consolidate all the necessary concepts for success in the exam: time signatures and rhythm, clefs and pitches, scales and key signatures, chords and cadences, terms, and instruments. The knowledge is also highly relevant to anyone considering studying music after school.

What you will learn

  • Simple and irregular time signatures
  • Grouping of notes and rests
  • Treble, alto, tenor and bass clefs and pitches
  • Transposition
  • Scales and key signatures up to six sharps and flats
  • Intervals
  • Chords, inversions and cadences
  • Terms and signs, instruments and instrument family groups

How the course is assessed

  • No formal assessment, only practice assessment and guidance for entry to the external ABRSM exam.

Number of days per week

  • Wednesdays 25th January – 22nd March (excluding 15th February), 6.30 – 7.45 pm - online

Entry requirements

  • Some experience and basic knowledge of music theory and music reading.

Career options

  • Music student
  • Musician 

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Evening 25/01/23 8 Weeks
OL - Open Learning/Cross Campus Open learning 25/01/23 8 Weeks

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