No More Writing Out of Folk Songs

Well, it’s official… students no longer have to write out a whole folk song in Theory and Musicianship exams!

They still have to memorise the folk songs set for study, but will be tested in other ways, such as recognising a fragment or adding in correct phrasing. Personally, I think this is much better!

Teachers should check the 2010 AMEB Manual of Syllabuses for more details.

Samantha Coates

Samantha Coates is a professional pianist and teacher with over 25 years experience in both private and group tuition. She is the author and publisher of BlitzBooks, the music education series that has captured the imagination of students across Australia and transformed the teaching of music theory, sight reading and general knowledge.

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