Popular Music Theory Workbook Grade 5

Popular Music Theory Workbook Grade 5

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The Rockschool Grade 5 Theory Workbook is the ideal preparation for your Grade 5 exam, containing example questions and a full specimen paper. Among the topics at this level, you'll tackle rewriting with new time signatures, adding accidentals to scales, genre-specific techniques and chord inversions. Practise each section of your Rockschool Popular Music Theory exam in isolation, and then study a specimen paper from the Grade 5 exam. Use your Grade 5 Workbook alongside the accompanying Popular Music Theory Guidebook (Grades Debut–5).

Rockschool's Popular Music Theory Syllabus is regulated by Ofqual and offers UCAS points at Grades 6, 7 and 8.

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  • Additional Sample Papers - Theory Workbook Grade 5
  • Workbook Model Answers - Theory Workbook Grade 5
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    Your Grade 5 Workbook includes sample questions from each of the following sections of your theory exam:

    • Music notation
    • Popular music harmony
    • Band knowledge
    • Band analysis
    • Grade 5 specimen paper included
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    Additional Sample Papers (Updated 20 July 2020)

    • Paper 1: Band Analysis Bar 3 beat 2 bass clef is amended to a C natural. Bar 3 beat 4a bass clef is amended to a Cb.
    • Paper 1: Marking Guidance Q4.01 - Bar 3 beat 1 is amended to a C dim. Bar 3 last beat 4a is amended to a Cb major.
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    Learn more about the Music Theory Syllabus


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For the RSL shop we’ve chosen the most widely used media for ease of use and flexibility when transferring across different devices.

Every complete digital book (e.g. Electric Guitar Grade 1) includes:

  • PDF sheet music
  • MP3 audio
  • Supporting tests

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We know downloading digital content can be frustrating at times which is why we’ve given you multiple chances to download your audio and sheet music.

Each complete digital book purchased includes:

  • 5 audio downloads
  • 3 sheet music downloadsThis means if you misplace your content, or if your download times-out, you’ll still have plenty of attempts to download your content.

Purchase Options

1. Hard Copy

The hard copy or paperback version can be purchased from our shop for shipping to the UK. Orders for shipping to other countries can be placed via www.musicroom.com. The paperback version includes everything you need for your exam in one essential book, including sheet music, a code for access to MP3 audio and complete supporting tests.

2. Digital Download (where applicable)

Digital downloads is the most popular way of purchasing and downloading a Rockschool book, track or supporting test. Rockschool digital book downloads come complete with PDF sheet music, MP3 audio and supporting tests for instant accessibility on all your favourite devices.

Note: Digital sheet music is stamped with your email address and order number.

3. Digital Download + E-Book Access

The RSL e-books, utilising Learning Platform technology powered by MatchMySound, are the ultimate practise tool, giving you the ability to master your instrument like never before.

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