Ying Ying Ng: Music Theory For Young Musicians - Grade 1 (Second Edition)


Publisher: Alfred Publishing
Author: Ying Ying Ng
Format: Books | Theory

This second edition of Music Theory For Young Musicians brings the practice exercises and examples in the text up to date with the latest ABRSM exam requirements. It also includes many clarifications that update the presentation of the ideas and concepts in the book and thus improve its logical flow:

  • It adds a specimen test in the exam format and provides a set of revision notes on the key areas.
  • All exercises and examples have been revised and many new exercise drills have been added.
  • Concept explanations have been simplified for greater ease of understanding.
  • The book's layout has been made clearer by putting the main text against a white background.
  • Additionally, a background colour has been given to each information note to make it more visually inviting.
ISBN: 9789671000311
Skill Level: Beginner Explain this
Published on: 31 August 2012
No of pages: 64
Language: English
Catalogue No: 9671000312

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        Scores 9.4 out of 10 based on 16 reviews
        10 out of 10


        Copenhagen GB
        Nicely laid out , excellent exercises
        Confirmed purchase: 06 August 2018
        Published on: 20 August 2018
        8 out of 10


        Bristol GB I am a private
        Clear instructions
        Repetition of theory exercises at the beginning of the book
        Confirmed purchase: 24 January 2018
        Published on: 17 February 2018
        10 out of 10


        Brilliant. Loads of examples in different ways really reinforcing basics.
        Reviewer left no comment
        Confirmed purchase: 30 August 2017
        Published on: 14 September 2017

        Musicroom Reviews

        These are the best theory books for children. Don't be misled because there are so many good reviews for the Eric Taylor books - that's just because people haven't found this series yet. These are vastly superior both in terms of clarity and appeal. Everything you need to know is explained. OK, there are no model answers available, but why on earth would you consider preparing for an exam without a teacher?
        Anonymous - (Thame, United Kingdom)
        I have found this book excellent as a back-up. It is very colourful and attractive to the younger pupils who find difficulty in understanding theory.
        Anonymous - (west bromwich, United Kingdom)
        I've tired this with 10 of my students so far, and they all love it and ask if I can set more of it for homework! I can't speak highly enough of this book, which follows the ABRSM syllabus closely. It's structure is similar to the Music Theory in Practice by Eric Taylor, but the topics are broken down much more, with lots more exercises and opportunity to really understand each topic. The descriptions and explanations are good, and allow younger students to work much more independently than they can for other theory books. Also, the layout, colours and pictures is one which makes you actually 'want' to fill in the books.
        Anonymous - ()
        Mostly very positive and manageable for the youngsters, just occasionally explanations are a little confusing.
        Anonymous - (Porthcawl, United Kingdom)
        These are nice books. I think they are better presented than the Lina Ng ones, with nicer text and pictures. They are well laid out, well explained. But as with many theory books, I think more examples would be useful.
        Anonymous - (Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom)
        The best theory workbook I've found. Have now bought it for both my children, aged 9 and 11 - both find it easy to understand, clearly laid out and not too babyish. I much prefer it to the AB Music Theory in Practice.
        Anonymous - (Ipswich, United Kingdom)
        Brilliant book. Covers exactly the same topics as the ABRSM's Music Theory in Practice book, but is more colourful, and breaks down information more gradually, with more chance for students to learn in easy steps. This book also contains pictures of the piano keys, alongside the stave, which I have found very useful in helping my students understand how to read pitch. Without exception, every child who I've introduced to this book loves it, asks to work on it and often comes to lesson having done extra 'homework'!
        Anonymous - (Derby, United Kingdom)