Exam boards: Edexcel, AQA, OCR, WJECL
This workbook has been specifically written to improve theory comprehension among students requiring a basic knowledge of the subject.
Starting with the fundamentals of pitch and rhythm, this workbook steadily progresses to a range of applications including key signatures, scales, chords and modulation.
There are a number of tasks in each chapter, including practical aural and written exercises based on rock, pop, jazz and classical music. Many of the exercises can also be explored using music technology software.
This workbook is aimed at students wanting a firm grounding in music theory to GCSE level, and also candidates preparing for early grade exams in music theory.
Rebecca Berkley is a freelance writer and musician, and is a music education consultant. She has taught percussion to students of all ages, both as a private teacher and as a workshop leader, and published percussion music. She is also a choral conductor, running several choirs and directing music festivals with her husband. After starting her career as a music teacher in secondary schools, she became a lecturer in music education at the University of Southampton and the Institute of Education, University of London. Her PhD thesis focused on how GCSE students learn to compose, and how best to teach them. She is the co-author of Rhinegold’s Edexcel GCSE Music Listening Tests (Book 3) and contributes as a freelance writer to Classroom Music Magazine.