Category Archives: Practical Musicianship

Resources for those doing practical muscianship

Cadences

Cadences come in 4 forms: Perfect, Imperfect, Plagal and Interrupted: In Music Theory you have to name them by looking at the music, but in Practical Musicianship (and Grade 6-8 aural tests), you have to recognise them by listening to … Continue reading

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Naming the Intervals in Music

As you probably know already, the intervals all have numeric names. For example:   Looking at them in music, the basic names of the intervals are easy to work out – you just count how many notes higher or lower … Continue reading

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What is practical musicianship?

Still don’t know what practical musicianship is? To take grade 6-8 exams with ABRSM you need to have passed grade 5 theory, right? No. You can also have taken Grade 5 jazz piano or Practical Musicianship. Practical Musicianship involves singing … Continue reading

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Practical Musicianship Week 1 – Sing and Repeat

Hopefully, you should find some extra melodies for you to practice singing back during the week. Each one gives you the keychord first, then clicks the pulse before starting. Try each one a few times if you have time. Try … Continue reading

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