|Dimensions||22.5 × 29.8 × 0.6 cm|
Designed as a workbook to suit the needs of today’s young pupils and their teachers, this series presents music theory in a very easy to understand and practical format. Here are some of the pedagogical principles adopted, which make this series unique:
Problem Solving: Breaking a problem into smaller parts makes solving it easier. This series isolates a problem, breaks it into small, manageable parts, and then merges it back into the bigger picture.
Repetition: The key to learning music theory is repetition. Under the lesson plan, the pupil studies component parts incrementally, applying previously acquired skills in the repetitive drills of subsequent lessons.
Association: Children will not learn if repetition is dull. The series creates a fantasy world by using pictures, cartoons and stories to introduce new key words and concepts: this arouses the interest and invokes the imagination of the child, thereby aiding retention of the information.
Challenge: Examinations can provide a challenge to the pupil. This series covers the latest revisions outlined by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music for their theory examinations. It uses effective and efficient drills and exercises that progressively teach the basic concepts. The material is simplified to suit the child’s level. The examples and exercises build on language and concepts that children already have, culminating in the acquisition of the skills and knowledge vital to passing the examination.
NOTES ON THE SECOND EDITION
The 2nd 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 to make it easier to understand. The book’s layout has been mode 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.