The Dreaded Composition Question…

The prospect of sitting a Grade 5 theory exam is always met with groans from students! Most kids want to enjoy playing their instrument, without too much focus on the written work that sometimes accompanies it. However, if sitting ABRSM exams, students must pass their Grade 5 theory before being allowed to progress onto Grade 6 practical. And it doesn’t have to be as scary as it sounds. In fact, most people find that the theory helps them to progress with their playing, and their musical understanding and interpretation comes on hugely! One of the trickiest parts of the exam is the 15-mark composition question. Here are some tricks and tips to nail this question, securing yourself a good percentage of guaranteed points: Continue reading “The Dreaded Composition Question…”