All-In-One Grades 4 to 5 Music Theory
A fast track from Grade 4 to Grade 5 Music Theory (166 Pages) by Rachel Billings. Contains the same material as the higher grades of ‘All-On-One to Grade 5’ book, with 113 EXTRA exercises throughout. ENDORSED by Victoria College of Music (All-In-One is “Best Music Theory” in their opinion). Read more here Covers all topics found in the new ABRSM 2018 syllabus, Trinity College London (and forthcoming Victoria College of Music) syllabus, plus more besides.
(All-In-One Series) (Paperback)
All-In-One Grades 4 to 5 music theory is a concise, yet fully comprehensive, step-by-step explanation of music theory from Grades 4 to to Grade 5 for both Associated Board (ABRSM 2018) and Trinity College London students. Appeals to all ages, child or adult. This book coincides with the publication of the third edition of ‘All-In-One to Grade 5’ (beginner to grade 5) on which it is based, containing all the same material as the higher grades with EXTRA EXERCISES in areas where students need most practice, as well as all grades 4-5 material from the ‘Trinity Supplement’ booklet (Students who buy both ‘All-In-One: Grades 1-3’ and ‘All-In-One: Grades 4-5’ benefit from all the same material found in ‘All-In-One to Grade 5’ book PLUS an impressive 212 extra exercises!). All-In-One music theory is different to other music theory books because it is:
• VISUAL – easy to learn and remember
Most illustrations reinforce concepts learnt rather than being merely decorative
• INTEGRATED…yet progressive, exploring patterns across the grades
‘All-In-One…is presented quite differently from most other theory books…an integrated scheme of work…as opposed to small chunks of info which will hopefully click together like lego bricks’ Rhinegold
• COMPREHENSIVE AND IN DEPTH (‘extremely thorough’ EPTA)
with graded checklists for both ABRSM and Trinity College London students
Contains fun and highly original games which appeal to students of every age and clear explanation ‘why’ rules and conventions exist (not just what). Comprehensive revision papers and work sheets which are self-explanatory and easy to understand. Complete without the need of a teacher!
A RADICALLY NEW APPROACH proven highly effective and memorable, devised by Rachel Billings. The author’s method exposes simple and underlying rules and patterns of music theory, enabling students to work things out for themselves and arises from the conviction that a pupil gains satisfaction and enjoyment from their work if they understand why rules and conventions exist. Text is kept minimal and alternates with work sheets and helpful illustrations, therefore it is a book to be enjoyed by students of any age and will free up valuable lesson time for the instrumental work it supports.
Some prior knowledge of grades 1-3 is, of course, assumed for all students using the Grade 4-5 book yet this is kept to a minimum and it is not necessary to have used All-In-One Grades 1-3 prior to using the Grades 4-5 book, as explained in the preface page:
‘All-In-One: Grades 4-5’ duplicates ten of the coloured ‘Reference’ pages found in ‘All-In-One: Grades 1-3’…This is necessary because they contain principles which apply across the grades and need to be referred to continually until memorized. It also means that it is not essential for students to be familiar with ‘All-In-One: Grades 1-3’ prior to reading this book (although it is of course recommended).’
Please note, ‘Fast-track’ does NOT imply that music theory is taught in a less thorough fashion (this is a common assumption made by people who haven’t seen the book, which couldn’t be further from the truth; “Extremely thorough” say Rhinegold Music Teacher magazine – the UK’s leading resource for music education). This book will ‘Fast-track’ you to grade 5 but speed is not in fact the core goal. Aim for comprehension and speed comes naturally as a by-product (largely because this book avoids the traditional, time-consuming rote learning). See the Review page to read what the professionals themselves have to say about All-In-One to Grade 5.
Knowledge of music theory is essential for any instrumentalist (with good reason the ABRSM will not permit anyone to take a practical exam on their chosen instrument past intermediate level, unless they first have Grade 5 music theory). Click here to read about the importance of learning music theory.
1) All-In-One to Grade 5 (£15.99) + Trinity Supplement (£3.99) = £19.98
2) consider owning All-In-One: Grades 1-3 (£9.99) plus ‘All-In-One: Grades 4-5’ (£9.99) for the same total of £19.98, yet you get more exercises for your money (All-In-One: Grades 1-3 and 4-5 already contain all the exercises from the Trinity Supplement PLUS a few extra exercises throughout)