ABRSM Grade 2 Music Theory Section F Part 2 Grouping Notes and Rests with Sharon Bill

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Welcome to my Music Theory Tutorials. In this music theory lesson I continue to guide you through Chapter 6 in ABRSM Music Theory in Practice Grade 2. In this tutorial I continue to work through examples showing how to correctly beam quavers and semiquavers/ eight notes and sixteenth notes, and group notes and rests to comply with the new time signatures introduced in ABRSM Grade 2 Music Theory.

I have been teaching music theory for over twenty five years and I’ll help you every step of the way – just as if you were sitting next to me. I have provided free a PDF information booklet with all the information you’ll need to work through the Grade 2 ABRSM Music Theory in Practise workbook, available in A4 and US Letter.

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Alexander Yu says:

Uhm shouldn’t exercise b measure 3 be a paired eighth note? And not a triplets?

Sharon Bill says:

Apologies, on exercise (d) I write the first note as an E not a G. However, the beaming is the same and still illustrated the point. Multi-tasking got the better of me. Sorry!

Jack Corbett says:

umm Sharon i realized on exercise D you didn't put youre notes on the right lines/spaces on the 1st bar

Kieran Falconer says:

HI Sharon, thank you for your terrific series! I just wanted to query why in example (B) the first bar looks very similar to the third bar, but you've rearranged them differently. Was that to show an alternative?

Carl Siprei says:

Example D is meant to be in common time 4/4 but there are only 3 crotchet beats worth of notes and rests?

Thanusree says:

in the example e) in the second bar can i group the first two notes together as u have done and leave the last quaver as it is? please help me out. thank u so much

Thanusree says:

thank you soo much for helping me through this. all this seemed alien to me prior to watching ur video!!
thanks a ton

Luke Heasley says:

Your videos are so helpful thank you so much !!!!

Justin Dai says:

In excersise d on page 20 did u make a mistake. instead of putting an you put something else.

Christine Huynh says:

You are the best tutor, Ms Bill <3 I could self-study music theory for the exams thanks to your lessons.

Özgün Yılmaz says:

why do we make just a group at ​@ instead of making 3 groups? Wouldn't it be easier because it's 3/8?
sorry for my bad english

Sue Wachira says:

You're awesome…thank you so much for this

Lisa Bradley says:

Re watching these vids 🙂

tim says:

Sharon, hi

Excellent video tutorials, so thanks very much for your fantastic tips. Your (b) example in 3/4 has confused me, however. Bars 1 and 3 have the same note values and rests, but you have beamed the first two quarters together in bar 1, but beamed the first 3 quavers together in the 3rd bar. I'm confused, so can you explain why you did this?

Many thanks

Lion Tunes says:

thanks a million

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