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


Publisher: ABRSM Publishing
Author: Eric Taylor
Format: Books | Theory

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.

ISBN: 9781860969423
Skill Level: Beginner Explain this
Published on: 15 March 2008
No of pages: 32
Language: English
Catalogue No: 9781860969423

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        9 out of 10


        Worcestershire GB Love life,be happy
        Clear and easy to understand ; very good for beginners. Lots of room to practice.
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        10 out of 10


        Edinburgh GB
        I have always used the ABRSM books and now using it with my kids. It's a good building block before taking the ABRSM exams.
        Confirmed purchase: 23 October 2017
        Published on: 07 November 2017
        9 out of 10


        Southport GB Piano teacher
        Easy to follow
        Confirmed purchase: 16 May 2017
        Published on: 15 June 2017

        Musicroom Reviews

        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.
        Anonymous - (Wembley, United Kingdom)
        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.
        Anonymous - (Cambridge, United Kingdom)
        Fantastic book contains all the information one needs for grade 1 theory
        Anonymous - (Treharris, United Kingdom)
        Really good material as it always has been, really logical and straightforward without being mindless! Really nice to teach from and work with.
        Anonymous - (Elgin, United Kingdom)
        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.
        Anonymous - (Rugby, United Kingdom)
        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.
        Anonymous - (Guernsey, United Kingdom)
        Excellent introduction to theory
        Anonymous - (Waltham Cross, United Kingdom)
        It is helping young musicians towards a good grade in their music examinations.
        Anonymous - ()
        Gives students excellent training in basic theory. It is best used in conjunction with the Model Answers.
        Anonymous - (Armagh, United Kingdom)
        Book arrived quickly and in excellent condition. Has been put to good use and is a great book for someone starting out in music.
        Anonymous - (Brough, United Kingdom)
        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.
        Anonymous - ()
        Gives a good understanding of writing music and worth working through as a beginner.
        Anonymous - (Irvine, United Kingdom)
        A great book. It is really simple to understand.
        Anonymous - (Eastbourne, United Kingdom)
        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.
        Anonymous - (London, United Kingdom)
        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.
        Anonymous - (WOLVERHAMPTON, United Kingdom)
        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.
        Anonymous - (Wakefield, United Kingdom)
        Good for older kids and adults but quite fast paced
        Anonymous - (Solihull, United Kingdom)
        This was a great start to music theory for me and my boys.
        Anonymous - (West Wickham, United Kingdom)
        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.
        Anonymous - (Falkirk, United Kingdom)
        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
        Anonymous - (Norwich, United Kingdom)
        Excellent series of books. I am really glad both my children are working through these towards grade 5.
        Anonymous - (Gloucester, United Kingdom)
        A great book! Simple to understand and a great teaching resource
        Anonymous - (Fort William, United Kingdom)
        Clearly explained exercises with examples.
        Anonymous - (Wakefield, United Kingdom)
        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.
        Anonymous - (EDINBURGH, United Kingdom)
        Great range of stock, great prices and service as usual - thank you.
        Anonymous - (Swindon, United Kingdom)
        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.
        Anonymous - (New Barnet, United Kingdom)
        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.
        Anonymous - ()
        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.
        Anonymous - (Eastleigh, United Kingdom)