What is BlitzBooks?
BlitzBooks - How To Blitz Your Music Education

BlitzBooks is the series by Samantha Coates that has revolutionised music theory teaching. Students are no longer bored with their theory books! Since January 2001, music students have been able to ENJOY their theory education with fun, user-friendly texts. The conversational, easy-to-use format has made BlitzBooks incredibly popular with students as well as making teachers’ lives easier.

The BlitzBooks® series covers the AMEB syllabus for Grades 1 to 5 in both Theory and Musicianship as well as offering fantastic publications in the areas of beginner music theory, sight reading (piano) and general knowledge (any instrument).


Each Theory/Musicianship workbook is complemented by a comprehensive Teacher Guide and separate Answer Book, a feature no other theory series offers. There are many additional music resources on the BlitzBooks website, as well as constant updates relating to revisions and changes to the AMEB syllabus.

BlitzBooks® remains on the cutting edge of music theory education, making this series the number one choice for students and teachers in Australia and overseas.

The BlitzBooks titles are available from all good print music retailers.

A Short History of BlitzBooks

2001 – Grades 1-3 workbooks and teacher guides first hit the shelves, much to the relief of music teachers everywhere. 


2002 – Grade 4 released due to popular demand


2003 - Grade 5 released due to popular demand, complete with Aural CDs for Musicianship. Also released in 2005 were two great reference books, The BlitzBook of Harmony Rules and How to Blitz Key Signatures.


2004 - The BlitzBook of Theory Games and The BlitzBook of Musicianship Games hit the shelves, and revolutionised exam revision!


2006 (May) – new edition of Theory Grade 1 released. The other grades followed at 6-monthly intervals.


2006 (September) - Blitz for Beginners stormed onto the market. An exciting note-reading book designed for musicians of any age, it has been a huge success and is widely used in schools and private studios across the country.


2008 – BlitzBooks branched out from Theory texts to release the Sight Reading and General Knowledge books, which have proven immensely popular and are helping students get so much more out of their music education.


2009 - 2011 – Sight Reading Books 2 and 3 released, after much anticipation from teachers everywhere!