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Grade 8 Composition Video Course

Grade 8 ABRSM Music Theory Composition - Video Course 

Published October 2015

"Very helpful - this will complement other learning sources very nicely e.g. the Grade 8 Theory Workbook and Anna Butterworth's Harmony in Practice. Thank you!"

"Clear and Concise route to Grade 8 ABRSM Composition. Very useful tips for the ABRSM Grade 8 Composition question. I've used all of Victoria Williams' material for Grade 6 and 7 theory and I swear by it. Also, Victoria will answer your queries promptly, so it's definitely worth it!"


Price: £20

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Grade 8 Music Theory Composition Course Content

Learn how to:

  • Create a composition with a solid form (structure)
  • Adapt the melodic and rhythmic ideas from the given opening to create a coherent and musical piece
  • Use diatonic and chromatic sequences to expand on musical ideas or change key
  • Create effective phrases, built with connected ideas and correct cadences
  • Compose a fitting contrast section which is connected to the rest of the piece but also differs in specific ways
  • Change key (modulate) smoothly and with control, to a wide range of keys
  • Add performance directions which are musical and accurate
  • Write idiomatically for a specific instrument, taking into account its particular features

The course includes:

  • More than one hour of video demonstration and instruction
  • PDF files with lesson notes, cadences revision sheets and composition practice exercises
  • Personal help from your tutor via the discussion board or privately
  • Demos of compositions from your teacher as well as student examples (which you may add to!)

As with all MyMusicTheory courses you get:

  • 30-day no-quibble money-back guarantee

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