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Maybe you 'know all that stuff' but have just never formalised that knowledge. Maybe you don't! Here's your first step. Grab some past papers. Book an hour with a teacher to go through your attempt at one of them. Then you'll know what needs doing next. http://shop.abrsm.org/shop/prod/ABRSM-Music-Theory-Past-Papers-2015-ABRSM-Grade-5/2235460


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A lot of folk just go straight into grade V theory, as a gateway to V+ practical. If you've been playing a while, you must already know a fair bit of theory, maybe unaware of that. It's impossible to say how quickly you'll do it, but 3 or 4 months may be enough. A teacher will be a boon for some of the more intricate parts, but a large majority can be done ...


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I guess: Regarding the piano scale-in-thirds will mean thirds played with one hand scales-a-third-apart played with both hands.


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Yes you can take it, in that you are definitely allowed to. There are no prerequisites for sitting this exam. I am a music teacher and have put plenty of students in for grade 8 theory. It's quite tough, but worth the effort. You need to complete a trio sonata (Baroque style 3 part harmony mostly contrapuntal style), you need to fill in the skeleton of a ...


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