theory

March 19, 2020 at 7:56pm

On the basis of official and local advice, we have decided to suspend all Practical music exams outside the UK and Ireland from now until 1 July 2020, and our Representative will contact applicants with further guidance. We will update specific territories in due course in relation to exams after that date. We are sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your loyal support during this challenging time.

Unfortunately due to recent measures announced by the UK Government, we have... See More

On the basis of official and local advice, we have decided to suspend all Practical music exams outside the UK and Ireland from now until 1 July 2020, and our Representative will contact applicants with further guidance. We will update specific territories in due course in relation to exams after that date. We are sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your loyal support during this challenging time.

Unfortunately due to recent measures announced by the UK Government, we have taken the decision to cancel the remaining practical exams in this current session in Singapore from Friday 20 March to Friday 27 March. All future exams until 1 July 2020 have been postponed, including the theory exam on 28 March. Our representative will contact applicants with further guidance. We are very sorry that this has impacted your candidates’ exams, and thank you for your loyal support during this challenging time. Please keep checking the website and social media channels for further updates.

Notice regarding Music Theory exams on 28 March

Unfortunately the Music Theory exam on the 28 March 2020 will be postponed due to continuing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak.

ABRSM are sorry this is the case but candidates’ and exam staffs’ safety and wellbeing must remain our top priority.

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March 12, 2020 at 1:51pm

Under local advice ABRSM has decided that the Music Theory exam on 28 March 2020 in Singapore should be cancelled due to concerns surrounding COVID-19. We are very sorry this is the case and will of course be in touch with all applicants regarding the possible rescheduling of the exam at the nearest opportunity.

Practical ABRSM exams in Singapore are taking place as planned between 24 February and 27 March. We are continuing to follow official advisories and will inform you should... See More

Under local advice ABRSM has decided that the Music Theory exam on 28 March 2020 in Singapore should be cancelled due to concerns surrounding COVID-19. We are very sorry this is the case and will of course be in touch with all applicants regarding the possible rescheduling of the exam at the nearest opportunity.

Practical ABRSM exams in Singapore are taking place as planned between 24 February and 27 March. We are continuing to follow official advisories and will inform you should this advice change.

#abrsm #exam #theory #WuhanVirus #covid19 #teacher #parent #application #register #practical

February 21, 2020 at 4:36pm

Syntonic Comma is a small comma type interval between two musical notes, equal to the frequency ratio 81:80 (= 1.0125) (around 21.51 cents).

Two notes that differ by this interval would sound different from each other even to untrained ears, but would be close enough that they would be more likely interpreted as out-of-tune versions of the same note than as different notes.

The comma is also referred to as a Didymean comma because it is the amount by which Didymus corrected the... See More

Syntonic Comma is a small comma type interval between two musical notes, equal to the frequency ratio 81:80 (= 1.0125) (around 21.51 cents).

Two notes that differ by this interval would sound different from each other even to untrained ears, but would be close enough that they would be more likely interpreted as out-of-tune versions of the same note than as different notes.

The comma is also referred to as a Didymean comma because it is the amount by which Didymus corrected the Pythagorean major third (81:64, around 407.82 cents) to a just major third (5:4, around 386.31 cents).

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February 21, 2020 at 4:34pm

Someone commented: "My music teacher in school taught me, Eastern music has quarter tones and third tones. When I recently looked up closer what just intonation of keys means, I found the syntonic comma. The syntonic comma is about a ninth tone. There is half, quarter, third and ninth, but no eighth note I'm aware of."

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Someone commented: "My music teacher in school taught me, Eastern music has quarter tones and third tones. When I recently looked up closer what just intonation of keys means, I found the syntonic comma. The syntonic comma is about a ninth tone. There is half, quarter, third and ninth, but no eighth note I'm aware of."

#QuarterTone #tuning #teacher #learning #theory #SyntonicComma

February 21, 2020 at 4:28pm

A quarter tone is a pitch halfway between the usual notes of a chromatic scale or an interval about half as wide (aurally, or logarithmically) as a semitone, which itself is half a whole tone.

Quarter tones divide the octave by 50 cents each, and have 24 different pitches.

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A quarter tone is a pitch halfway between the usual notes of a chromatic scale or an interval about half as wide (aurally, or logarithmically) as a semitone, which itself is half a whole tone.

Quarter tones divide the octave by 50 cents each, and have 24 different pitches.

#QuarterTone #tuning #teacher #learning #theory

January 13, 2020 at 5:30pm

Music Theory Practice Papers and Model Answers 2019

ABRSM’s official Practice Papers are essential resources for candidates preparing for our Music Theory exams. They provide authentic practice materials and a reliable guide to what to expect in the exam.

The new papers are selected from the 2019 Music Theory exam papers. Each graded collection contains four papers from the 2019 exams; there is also a corresponding set of Model Answers for each grade.

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Music Theory Practice Papers and Model Answers 2019

ABRSM’s official Practice Papers are essential resources for candidates preparing for our Music Theory exams. They provide authentic practice materials and a reliable guide to what to expect in the exam.

The new papers are selected from the 2019 Music Theory exam papers. Each graded collection contains four papers from the 2019 exams; there is also a corresponding set of Model Answers for each grade.

#abrsm #exam #theory #revision #solutions #answers #teacher #parent #learning

December 5, 2019 at 1:52pm

Tempo rubato in music – literally “robbed” or “stolen time” in Italian – refers to a subtle slowing or speeding up of tempo. It is most closely associated with the music of Fryderyk Chopin, his friend and fellow composer Franz Liszt, and other composers of the Romantic period, but we can also add tempo rubato, and similar effects, to music of any period – and indeed any genre (classical, jazz, pop, etc.).

In fact, it helps music to sound natural: music with a very strict, metronomic... See More

Tempo rubato in music – literally “robbed” or “stolen time” in Italian – refers to a subtle slowing or speeding up of tempo. It is most closely associated with the music of Fryderyk Chopin, his friend and fellow composer Franz Liszt, and other composers of the Romantic period, but we can also add tempo rubato, and similar effects, to music of any period – and indeed any genre (classical, jazz, pop, etc.).

In fact, it helps music to sound natural: music with a very strict, metronomic pulse (beat), with no sense of space or shape within phrases or sections, would be dull and monotonous, both to listen to and to play. Just as the human voice has changes in pitch and dynamics, tempo and cadence, so playing with rubato gives music expressive freedom, allowing it space or room to “breathe”.

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November 19, 2019 at 1:59pm

Simply put, the motif is a musical fragment from which longer notes are put together.

Regardless of how they appear in the music score, motifs are an integral part of the composition. Although it makes up only a very small part of the overall composition it appears in, it is symbolic of the entire piece.

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Simply put, the motif is a musical fragment from which longer notes are put together.

Regardless of how they appear in the music score, motifs are an integral part of the composition. Although it makes up only a very small part of the overall composition it appears in, it is symbolic of the entire piece.

#theory #teacher #motif #leitmotif #DoYouKnow

November 18, 2019 at 10:15am

A leitmotif is an extension of the motif, and allow the composer to bring the story to another level, such as to create suspense or to bring out emotions within the listener. In doing so, the leitmotif effectively binds the listener to the series of sounds, thereby raising the level of engagement.

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A leitmotif is an extension of the motif, and allow the composer to bring the story to another level, such as to create suspense or to bring out emotions within the listener. In doing so, the leitmotif effectively binds the listener to the series of sounds, thereby raising the level of engagement.

#DoYouKnow #theory #teacher #learning

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