Music Theory In Practice - Grade 1 (Revised 2008 Edition)

Music Theory In Practice - Grade 1 (Revised 2008 Edition)

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Media: Book
Skill Level: Beginner - Explain this
Series: Music Theory In Practice
Catalogue #: 9781860969423
ISBN: 9781860969423


Eric Taylor's Music Theory In Practice series has helped more than one million musicians worldwide to learn about the notation and theory of music.

Now fully revised, this workbook remains the best way to prepare for the Associated Board's Grade One Theory Of Music Exam, offering:

  • A clear explanation of music notation.
  • Straightforward language throughout.
  • Many worked examples and practice exercises.
  • Definitions of important words and concepts.
  • Specimen exam questions.
  • Helpful tips for students.

As well as supporting the ABRSM theory syllabus, this workbook also provides an excellent resource for anyone wishing to develop general music literacy skills.

Music Theory In Practice - Grade 1 (Revised 2008 Edition) reviews verified by reevooReevoo

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Scores 9.5 out of 10 based on 27 reviews
9 out of 10


Alsager. nr Stoke-on-Trent GB I am a professional
All the contents are well explained with useful guidance.
Insuffcient excercises. I tend to use Josephine Koh sometimes as a back up.

I did like Theory Drills until it was discontinued.
Confirmed purchase: 08 December 2016
Published on: 15 January 2017
10 out of 10


St. George's GB Music teacher
Tell us about your favourite bits
The reviewing of note and rest values.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed purchase: 25 April 2016
Published on: 09 May 2016
10 out of 10


Manchester GB I am an older
It is a well set out book that gradually prepares you for your grade 1 exam
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Confirmed purchase: 22 April 2016
Published on: 06 May 2016

Musicroom Reviews

Rating Review
Customer Rating This book is a must have for the ABRSM theory exam and a fairly reluctant obligatory buy - hence the three stars. This edition is a big improvement on the last one. Some parts have clearer lay out and language. Frustrated by the lack of answers in the book itself - unless you are musical or have a teacher it is difficult to say if your answers are wrong or right. Overall a necessity for the exams rather than a good book in itself.

Customer Rating I would agree with the previous reviewer - a fairly obligatory buy.

These new editions are clearer, but still lack explanations, so they are not books which music students can work through on their own... they also lack appeal for children.
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Customer Rating This is a very well ordered and presented book. All examples are clear and the text is easy to understand for the beginner. I recommend it to all teachers.
See more reviews by westy1 - (Guernsey, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating A great book!

Simple to understand and a great teaching resource
Paul H-B

Customer Rating Great preparation for the exam, when supplemented with good teaching! Not really aimed at young children, who might find the exercises boring and the language a bit serious, but gets the point across.

Customer Rating The revised Theory in Practice books are much more accesible than the originals. They are easy to read and use and have important points written in different colours to highlight them. Much improved.
See more reviews by Bean - (New Barnet, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating This revised version is much more child-friendly than the original. The examples are excellent and really help to make it clear what each exercise is about. The use of coloured ink also makes it easier to follow.
Julie Burt

Customer Rating Excellent introduction to theory
See more reviews by - (Waltham Cross, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating Although it will often be used for young pupils who are preparing for exam this is suitable for all ages. It is learning by doing and is the only book you need to pass Grade 1 Theory with a good teacher.
See more reviews by Wednesfield School of Music - (WOLVERHAMPTON, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating Gives a good understanding of writing music and worth working through as a beginner.
See more reviews by Topsie - (Irvine, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating Clearly explained exercises with examples.

Customer Rating Gives students excellent training in basic theory. It is best used in conjunction with the Model Answers.
See more reviews by Dot - (Armagh, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating Book arrived quickly and in excellent condition. Has been put to good use and is a great book for someone starting out in music.

Customer Rating This was a great start to music theory for me and my boys.

Customer Rating Good for older kids and adults but quite fast paced
See more reviews by piano4solihull - (Solihull, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating Fantastic book contains all the information one needs for grade 1 theory

Customer Rating The new Music Theory in practice books are excellent. My only reservation is that in the old edition numbering was consecutive throughout, and one could refer to exercises 1- 50 which was easier and clearer for the pupil than having to put page numbers and the relevant exercise number for that section.

Customer Rating I always use this book to teach my students. The Eric Taylor series teaches alongside alongside testing students knowledge in preparation for theory exams. This book is for the student. For the teacher, an excellent accompaniment is the AB Guide to Music Theory.
See more reviews by Miss Lau - (Wembley, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating It is helping young musicians towards a good grade in their music examinations.

Customer Rating Great range of stock, great prices and service as usual - thank you.
See more reviews by cart67 - (Swindon, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating Really good material as it always has been, really logical and straightforward without being mindless! Really nice to teach from and work with.
See more reviews by - (Elgin, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating A great book. It is really simple to understand.

Customer Rating Very well laid out and clear. Well worth the price. You will need the companion AB book by the same author to research answers and your teacher to mark your answers as non included.
See more reviews by RMC100 - (Cambridge, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating Good for the older pupil, but an additional book is needed for explanation of each chapter unless a tracher is explaining it. Lots of exercises to work through.

Customer Rating I don't use this Grade very often as I find parts are too basic / easy . On the other hand, the box-ticking answer system of pages 29 to 32 potentially disguises errors;
I ask students to cite bar numbers and note-names here.

See more reviews by piano teacher - (EDINBURGH, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating Excellent series of books. I am really glad both my children are working through these towards grade 5.
See more reviews by - (Gloucester, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating An excellent book which adequately prepares the student for theory exams with the Associated Board and which gives questions to work through for the teacher to mark. It contains references to Eric Taylor's ABRSM book "The AB Guide to Music Theory" and I feel is a standard for anyone studying music.
See more reviews by - (Falkirk, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating Generally clear instructions but a novice who is just starting theory work would definitely need teacher guidance especially if they are a single clef (eg woodwind) player

More Product Details

Sales Rank: Not specified
Published on: 15/03/2008
Format: Theory
Length: 32 pages
Language: English
Publisher: ABRSM Publishing
Author: Eric Taylor

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