ABRSM Music Theory Grade 2
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ABRSM Music Theory Grade 2

Study the complete grade 2 ABRSM syllabus. All you need to know to fast track to success with your theory exam.
3.7 (34 ratings)
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Created by Michael Luck
Last updated 11/2016
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Work with and use the following basic musical notation:
  • Adding missing bar-lines
  • Grouping of notes
  • Ledger lines
  • Key signatures
  • Time signatures
  • Major & minor scales
  • Intervals
  • Tonic triads
  • Triplets
  • Composing four-bar rhythms
  • Questions on a melody
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Requirements
  • This course is a follow on from the grade one course. It would be wise to become proficient at the grade one level before working on this course. However as this is at a beginner level and everything is explained in great detail you shouldn't have too much difficulty completing this course if you have a minimum of theory knowledge.
Description

This course covers everything you need to know to succeed with your grade 2 ABRSM theory exam. The course consists of video lectures, quizzes and additional work sheets to help you with your study. This course is classed at beginner level and although it would be beneficial to have studied the grade 1 syllabus first it is possible to work through this course with limited music theory knowledge. The course will be a great resource to you if you intend to take an exam or just want to gain that extra knowledge. This grade 2 course provides more detail than that found in the grade 1 syllabus and will extend your knowledge in new areas of work not covered in the earlier grade. With over 60 minutes of video tutorials you will glide through the syllabus with everything being explained clearly and in a concise manner. You can pause the videos at any time to take notes on the notepad provided. You will find additional PDF worksheets to further help with your study. Don't forget at the end of the tutorials to print your completion certificate. If you are a musician why take this course? If you understand the meaning of time, rhythm and musical symbols you will find it is easier and more rewarding when trying to read music. The reading of music will open many doors in your musical journey. You will be able to join other groups of musicians, large or small to enjoy making music together. If you are serious about your musicianship this course is the stepping stone to higher levels and will give you all the necessary skills to continue your study to grade 5 and above.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is particularly suited to students embarking on the grade two ABRSM theory exam. It will also be of benefit to those just wishing to brush up on their theory knowledge. If you are completely new to music theory you are strongly recommended to study the grade one syllabus first.
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Curriculum For This Course
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GRADE TWO - Introduction to the course
1 Lecture 02:06
Hi, I'm Michael Luck and this lecture gives me an opportunity to explain how to use this course and to make the most of the resources provided.
Preview 02:06
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GRADE TWO - How to write music notation
3 Lectures 18:30

In this module you will learn how to add missing bar-lines to short melodies using the time signatures of 2/2, 3/2, 4/2 & 3/8.

Preview 06:05

In this module you will learn how to group notes in the time signatures for this grade i.e. 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 2/2, 3/2, 4/2 & 3/8.

Preview 08:59

In this module you will learn the meaning of the ledger line and how to name notes placed on these lines.

GRADE TWO - Ledger lines
03:26

In this quiz you will be questioned about adding missing bar lines, grouping of notes and ledger lines.

How to write music notation
9 questions
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GRADE TWO - The construction of the major & minor scale
3 Lectures 20:43
In this module you will learn the key signatures required in the grade 2 syllabus i.e. Bb, Eb & A major & A, D & E minor.
GRADE TWO - Key signatures
04:19

In this module you will learn the meaning and use of the following time signatures - 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 2/2, 3/2, 4/2 & 3/8 time.
GRADE TWO - Time signatures
08:08

In this module you will learn about the construction of the major & minor scales for this grade.
GRADE TWO - Major & minor scales
08:16

In this quiz you will be tested on major & minor key signatures for this grade, time signatures and the naming of major & minor scales.

Key & time signatures, major & minor scales
18 questions
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GRADE TWO - Analysis of two & three note forms
3 Lectures 14:56
In this module you will learn how to work out harmonic & melodic intervals.
GRADE TWO - Intervals
04:54

In this module you will learn about the construction of tonic triads in the keys for this grade.
GRADE TWO - Tonic triads
04:38

In this module you will learn about the meaning & use of the triplet.
GRADE TWO - Triplets
05:24

In this quiz you will be tested on intervals, tonic triads & triplets.

Intervals, tonic triads & triplets
19 questions
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GRADE TWO - Understanding rhythms & melodies
2 Lectures 10:05
In this module you will learn the basics of composing a four-bar rhythm in the time signatures for this grade.
GRADE TWO - Composing a four-bar rhythm
07:05

In this module you will learn about questions on a short melody and study the types of questions you may see in an examination.
GRADE TWO - Questions on a melody
03:00

In this quiz you will be tested on composing four-bar rhythms and asked questions on a melody.

Composing rhythms & questions on a melody.
18 questions
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Review & congratulations
1 Lecture 02:05
Course review & further study.
Course Review
02:05
About the Instructor
Michael Luck
4.2 Average rating
182 Reviews
1,764 Students
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Founder of Music Theory Online

I have been teaching music theory for over 30 years. As a peripatetic music teacher I have helped students of all ages with their theory studies. I can help students studying with any examination board but I mainly teach the ABRSM syllabus. I play saxophone and flute and gained a DipABRSM certificate in performance during 2008. Over the last eight years I have been teaching theory 'one to one' via the internet to students around the world. At present I teach in the UK, Ireland, Australia, USA, South Korea, India, Singapore and Sweden. I have recently started teaching the new LCM (London College of Music) popular theory syllabus. This syllabus is now often used as a prerequisite to enter performing arts universities. I am also a WJEC (Welsh Joint Education Committee) examiner marking the GCSE exam papers in Wales UK.