I'm sorry if this is not the correct place to post this question, I use many stack exchanges but this is the first time I have used the Music SE. I would like to learn music theory (ABRSM), with the aim of completing the exams. However, I do not know where to begin. Do I have to get a teacher or can I just teach myself, using the ABRSM music theory books?
My previous music experience, in case you wish to know is outlined below:
- I can play piano at a Grade 8 standard, but have never gone through the 'grades system'. And so, I do not know many arpeggios and scales. Of course, I know of them, and I know different key and time signatures simply from reading and playing from sheet music, and so I would be able to work out a scale, but I cannot just play a scale on demand, instantly, from memory.
- I am also, at the moment, learning to play the cello. I only began at the beginning of this year meaning I am Grade 1 (ABRSM) Cello.