Learning Music Theory And Not Sure Where To Start?

Downloadable PDF Music Theory Study Guides For The ABRSM Syllabus

Finding Music Theory Difficult?

Learning music theory can be overwhelming and confusing.

There are so many topics to cover and even with a teacher it can be a struggle knowing what to cover next.

You have to learn it as you want to do your practical instrument grades but when you don’t really understand how to answer the questions it’s really disheartening and frustrating.

The popular books that teachers use tend to have been written in the 80’s, contain loads of complicated examples, unexplained jargon, and can sometimes make the topics more complicated and leave you worse than before.

To help, here at Hello Music Theory, we’ve put together a series of five music theory study guides covering everything you need to know to get a distinction in your theory exam.

Introducing: The Ultimate Guide to Music Theory

A comprehensive set of music theory guides that will teach you everything you need to master music theory.

Covering the ABRSM syllabus grades 1 – 5 these books are a handy reference that you can use to learn how to read and write music and pass your exam.

  • Each topic broken down into bitesize, easy to digest chapters
  • Written in simple english with no jargon
  • Each book covers EVERYTHING you need to know to pass that grade
  • 100% Money back guarantee

Reviews From Some Previous Customers

Our exams, guides, and worksheets have been download by tens of thousands of students, parents, and teachers in over 70 countries all over the world. Here’s some of what they had to say after using them.

“I love using these guides with my pupils. Not only informative but laid out very clearly. It works with students of all ages. I’d highly recommend for all teachers and students alike.”

Matt Veira – Teacher, UK

“I love using these guides with my pupils. Not only informative but laid out very clearly. It works with students of all ages. I’d highly recommend for all teachers and students alike.”

Laura Hayes – Student, UK

“Hi Dan, I really enjoyed reading your guide. I feel I finally am beginning to understand music theory for the first time. Keep up the good work!”

Heidi – Parent, UK

“I’ve been learning music theory alongside my daughter and found your guide very helpful. Thanks so much.”

Harry – Parent, USA

“Very well written guides with lots of helpful examples.”

Rosemary – Student, UK

About The Author

Hi, I’m Dan and I run Hello Music Theory. I’ve been a professional musician for the last 12 years after graduating from the Royal Academy of Music in London where I studied my undergraduate degree.

Since then I’ve been teaching music and more specifically music theory and have now helped thousands of students to pass their music theory exam!

Download Our Theory Study Guides Here

Each grade is available individually or you can download them all and get one free.  Please note, these are digital books available as a PDF. We have plans of getting them printed but sign up to our mail list to be notified when we do.

30 Day Money Back Guarantee

We’ve worked hard to make these guides as simple and easy to understand as we could. We’re constantly updating them as we get feedback.

But if for any reason you’re not happy with them and we can’t make it right for you we’ll give you your money back.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What Will You Learn?

These books will take you from a brand new beginner to music theory, all the way to getting a distinction in your grade five exam. It’s broken down into five parts; grades 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 with each section covering all the different topics that you need to know for that specific ABRSM exam.

It starts by covering the fundamentals of music and you’ll learn about rhythm, pitch, and how to notate music before introducing scales, keys, chords intervals, ornaments, and lots more.

Q. Who’s This Book For?

These books are written with music students in mind. If you’re learning an instrument and want to get better at reading music or if you want to pass your music theory exam then this book will help you with both.

It’s also used by lots of music tutors who will use it with their own students at the end of their instrumental lessons.

Q. Is It Just For The ABRSM Syllabus?

These guides have been written specifically to cover the ABRSM music theory syllabus, but, it covers lots of fundamental topics so even if you’re not following the ABRSM syllabus it will give you a great understanding of music theory in general.