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NinnyNewName Tue 06-Oct-20 20:17:18

Hi all,

I'd like to study music theory. I started learning when I was 10, as I was learning to play a huge electronic organ but I stopped because my teacher was a paedophile (and thankfully went to jail). I had quite a lot of potential 😔

Anyway, here I am at almost 51 hoping that I get a piano keyboard for my upcoming birthday. I'd like to start learning both the theory and practical side from scratch. Take exams if possible.

Anyone know of any online courses?

TIA

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Iwouldlikesomecake Tue 06-Oct-20 20:29:58

There might be something online to look at alongside but the ABRSM grade books are good and the pink book (ABRSM guide to music theory) is invaluable.

I did mine way before the internet hence not knowing if it’s gone digital grin

pastandpresent Tue 06-Oct-20 20:45:51

I was recommended this from someone. www.musictheory.net/lessons

also on here you can find a lot of useful resources on right hand side bar under beginner's resources.

www.reddit.com/r/musictheory/

NinnyNewName Thu 08-Oct-20 09:52:29

Thank you both. I'll take a look at those.

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CrotchetyQuaver Thu 08-Oct-20 10:03:20

There used to be a brilliant little theory of music textbook published by associated board. I found it really helpful to get me through my grade 5 theory exams many many years ago and continued to refer to it for many years after that so I would recommend finding one secondhand or it's modern equivalent.

NinnyNewName Thu 08-Oct-20 12:32:54

Thank you Crotchety.

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