Reasons to try All-In-One: Grades 1-3 and/or All-In-One: Grades 4-5 music theory book
Most of our customers choose ‘All-In-One to Grade 5’ book, which is very popular. Not as many people are aware the split grade books exist, namely the ‘All-In-One: Grade 1-3’ and ‘All-In-One: Grades 4-5’ books, and even fewer people seem aware about the benefits of using this material. The purpose of this blog is not to explain why All-In-One music theory is such a different and highly effective method (to read about this click here), rather to make a brief comparison of the three main books in the All-In-One series (All-In-One to Grade 5, All-In-One: Grades 1-3 and All-In-One: Grades 4-5). Equipped with information, people who are already considering owning All-In-One music theory can make an informed decision about which book is most suitable for their needs.
♦ ‘All-In-one: Grades 1-3’ (158 pages) and ‘All-In-One: Grades 4-5’ book (166 pages) contain many more exercises than found in ‘All-In-One to Grade 5’ (278 pages).
All-In-One: Grades 1-3 contains all the exercises found in grades 1-3 of ‘All-In-One to Grade 5’ PLUS 99 extra exercises throughout. All-In-One: Grades 4-5 contains all the exercises found in grades 4-5 of ‘All-In-One to Grade 5’ PLUS 113 extra exercises.
This means that students who own both the All-In-One: Grades 1-3 AND All-In-One: Grades 4-5 book benefit from all of the material found in the All-In-One to Grade 5 book PLUS 212 extra exercises. To read more detail about these books please click http://aaronpublications.co.uk/all-in-one-music-theory-books-shop-page/ *
♦ ‘All-In-One: Grades 1-3’ and ‘All-In-One: Grades 4-5’ are the most cost effective option
Each of the split grade books is priced £9.99. For students who own both books (‘All-In-One: Grades 1-3’ AND ‘All-In-One: Grades 4-5’) this is the same as owning ‘All-In-one to Grade 5’ and the ‘Trinity Supplement’ book combined, PLUS 61 extra exercises.
♦ All-In-One: Grade 4-5 book is ideal for all students post grade 3, including those who feel rusty regarding their knowledge of previous grades.
All-In-One: Grades 4-5 duplicates ten of the coloured reference pages found in All-In-One: Grades 1-3 (with other reminders throughout the book). These Reference pages are easy to find quickly and can just as easily be skipped over if a student already feels secure in these areas. This means that students who are not familiar with ‘All-In-One: Grades 1-3’ will nevertheless have a clear understanding of foundational topics such as Simple Time, Compound Time, Key Signatures and the Circle of 5th (topics already introduced in grades 1-3). It also means that students using All-In-One books may come to them from a diverse background; it is not necessary to be familiar with All-In-One: Grades 1-3’ book prior to using All-In-One : Grades 4-5’ book.
So, which All-In-One music theory book is most suitable for your needs?
We hope the above information has been helpful. In summary, If you wish to focus on Grades 1-3 we recommend you buy ‘All-In-One: Grades 1-3′ only. If you wish to focus mostly upon grades 4-5, buy ‘All-In-One: Grades 4-5’, regardless of whether you use ABRSM or Trinity College London syllabus. If you think the extra exercises unnecessary buy ‘All-In-One to Grade 5’ which nevertheless contains plenty of practice material.