Learn the basics of Music Theory in only 75 minutes and get an outstanding mark in your Grade 1 Online Exam.
First class musicians will teach you music theory Grade 1 in 59 mini lessons.
For years music theory has been taught in in the school classroom. It used to be an old-fashioned life which is now changing into a revolutionary world.
The new generation is ready to take over. Are you?
From zero to Grade 1 in less than 2 hours!
Designed exclusively by Hampstead Piano Academy, this Grade 1 music theory course is a 100% self-paced, online program. The course is composed of 59 video lessons, 1 tuition book, 22 pages of exercises and dozens of quizzes.
The contents follow the standard requirements of the two most recognized music theory curricula in the world, plus some personal advice from our own experience as music teachers. Taking this course, you will learn music theory and understand what to expect in an online exam.
Lectures are taught in the form of easy-to-follow video tutorials. Very short and to the point. Each lesson lasts about 1-2 minutes, and the full Grade 1 course takes just over an hour to be completed. An animated power point presentation is shown to the student, supported by a voiceover with subtitles. The course is structured into 12 chapters; each of them includes about 5 lessons, quizzes and written exercises to be completed by the student.
The video course is accompanied by an adjacent tuition book. This manual provides the student with a written version of the Grade 1 course. The book follows the same structure and contents explained in the video lessons and it includes 22 pages of practical exercises with model answers. Available as an eBook or paperback, it is a support for students to make their own annotations while watching the lessons, as well as a guide for further studies on music theory.
Music theory is not just about understanding a hundred rules and memorizing concepts! The best way to study music theory is actually in practice. During the course, pupils learn how to apply the contents learned into actual excerpts of classical music. After each chapter, there are different online quizzes to practice each lesson’s topic. Plenty of written exercises and model answers are also included in the Grade 1 book or can be downloaded from the course online platform.
Become more confident with the ABRSM Grade 1 syllabus, as well as with Trinity College contents and some extra tips you will be provided with. The course has been updated to comply with the last revision of the syllabuses, made in 2020.
Did you know that music theory exams are no longer offered in person nor in paper? Adapt to the new concept of learning and assessing music theory online. In this course, you will get familiar with the tasks presented for the online format.
Learn at a time that is convenient to you. Just log in whenever it suits you and with the frequency you wish. Access is unlimited and lessons can be reproduced infinite times. Spend as much time as you need and build a strong foundation on music theory.
There are dozens of institutions awarding music certificates around the world. Two of the major companies in the UK and worldwide are ABRSM and Trinity College of Music London.
The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music is the most popular board in English-speaking countries. It has a set of eight graded levels on music theory and nine on instrumental performance.
This online course covers and merges the contents of both, ABRSM and Trinity College Grade 1 music theory from the current syllabus, last updated in 2020:
From writing the texts to designing the power point slides, this online course has been made by teachers from Hampstead Piano Academy. We have put together everything pupils need to know to succeed in their music theory studies. Both of us hold a Master’s Degree, Postgraduate Diploma and Bachelor Degree from prestigious schools such as the Royal College of Music or Trinity Laban Conservatoire. We always got the highest marks…thanks to music theory!
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It is ideal to have a written explanation of the course in your hands. The Grade 1 music theory book is available as an eBook or paperback and will be helpful for you to make annotations and revisions. It also includes 22 pages of general exercises for further practice.
You can read through the book and learn music theory by yourself. However, the video tutorials will be very helpful to answer the questions most students usually have. Additionally, if you are planning to take your Grade 1 exam, you would benefit from being familiar with the online version of it, as there are no paper assessments any longer.
Students are highly recommended to practice as many exercises and quizzes as possible. The more you practice the more you will learn and the more chances you will have to achieve your desired result.
Yes, you it is. There is a comments section where you can write a question to your teacher.
To find out your current level, read carefully the contents of the course and ask yourself if you are confident with them. Should you prefer to have one-to-one live sessions or register your interest on other grades, please get in touch with us.
No, it is not. However, Grade 5 Music Theory is a requirement for candidates wishing to take practical exams above Grade 6.
When you finally get to the end of the course, watching all 59 lessons, completing the quizzes, the 22 pages of exercises and mock exam; you should firstly congratulate yourself! Secondly, you mainly have a couple of options:
After the work you would have done and the time spent on it, we encourage you to apply for the Grade 1 music theory online exam. The major companies who run them are ABRSM and Trinity College London. Applications are announced frequently throughout the year and bookings can easily be made on their websites.
Feeling like skipping the exam? Move on to Grade 2 then! Music theory exams are only compulsory for practical graded exams from Grade 6 and beyond. Although all students are recommended to learn the subject, graded pupils are not required to pass a music theory exam until they achieve Grade 5 in their instrument.