How to Blitz Key Signatures

How to Blitz Key SignaturesThe Blitz Key Signature Table is absolutely foolproof. It is so easy to follow that students will never have to stress about remembering their key signatures in the exam ever again.

The problem with other key signature tables is that they are either too difficult to read or too difficult to write out. The Blitz Key Signature table follows a simple pattern and does not require difficult formulas to construct! It also serves to show related keys and the order of sharps and flats.

'How to Blitz Key Signatures' is a fun book that details exactly how to write out and read the Blitz key signature table. It contains practice pages for writing out the table correctly and quickly, ensuring speed and accuracy in the exam.

BlitzBook of Harmony Rules

BlitzBook of Harmony Rules Cover ShotBlitzBook of Harmony Rules is an indispensable tool for any harmony student. It has helped countless students doing grades 3-6 in Theory or Musicianship, as they now have a concise and easy-to-follow reference book which contains all they need to know to complete 4-part harmony examples in either pianoforte style or vocal style. It also serves as an excellent resource for revising cadence rules as the big exam day approaches!

Each page of The BlitzBook of Harmony Rules is devoted to a different type of cadence. The rules for each cadence are listed in point form, followed by a practice example in both 4-part vocal and pianoforte style. The book contains valuable information on passing notes, auxiliary notes, doubling, tonality of chords, and hints for good chord progressions. Towards the end of the book there is practice in harmonising longer passages.

The BlitzBook of Harmony Rules is designed to complement all theory textbooks, and covers harmony requirements up to Grade 6 Theory or Musicianship.

Musicianship Aural CDs

Musicianship Aural CDsThe aural exam is a major component of the Musicianship syllabus for Grades 4 and 5. Whilst it is very difficult to teach aural concepts through written worksheets, no other textbook series offers aural tutorials on CD.

The BlitzBooks aural CDs provide comprehensive coverage of the aural syllabus. Each track of the CD deals with separate components of the aural exam, containing explanations and drills.

The final tracks of the CD consist of practice exams. The papers for these are found in the Grade workbooks. Click on the links below to download the answers to these practice exams.

Teacher Guides

Theory Teacher Guide Cover ShotsMusicianship Teacher Guide Cover ShotsEach workbook is accompanied by a comprehensive teacher guide. The teacher guide states the objective for each worksheet and lists the key phrases/missing words. There is also a detailed comments section, which discusses the intricacies of teaching the concepts covered on each worksheet. It lists common mistakes made by students and variations of acceptable answers in the exam.
Other features of the Teacher Guide include a 14-week 'Preparation Guide' for the period leading up to the exam, information on trends of the AMEB exams in recent series, and a 'marked' version of the Test Paper from the workbook.

Answer Books

Theory Answer Books Cover ShotsMusicianship Answer Book Cover ShotsEach workbook has an accompanying Answer Book, featuring replicas of the workbook pages with answers filled in.
This is an ideal resource for students and parents wishing to check answers at home, or for teachers of groups looking to provide their students with a way to check their own work during the lesson.

It must be remembered that whilst answer books are a very useful tool, only one possible answer can be shown in the book. You may need to check with your teacher from time to time to see if your answers are simply a variation of a correct answer.