Acoma Music Theory Textbooks For RCMusic Music Theory Exams

Peter and Lynn Ware have written a unified series of music theory textbooks published by Acoma Company, specifically designed to meet the requirements of RCMusic Examinations. Part of a student’s success relies on a unified approach to learning aided by a consistency of materials as they progress through the levels of theory. Once students absorb the basic skills to pass the first harmony or history exam, subsequent advanced classes become easier and students can focus on the fun, creative aspect. While some schools give handouts, they are usually lost by students. We often receive complaints from parents: "The last school my son attended, they used handouts. By the time the exam came, he had lost most of them and could not study for the final." Acoma’s Textbooks organize the material giving them the information to support their review and study the week of the exam.

Ware Academy of Music has produced Four, RCMusic National Gold Medal winners in Music Theory! The highest-grade average across Canada for all ARCT theory requirements. Their success is due to their dedicated work and interest and enjoyment of music theory, Acoma’s textbooks, Ware’s policies and years of training and experience of our faculty. This enables the school to achieve a low failure rate and high grade averages, allowing both students who want to excel and students who only want to pass to fulfill their dream. All theory exams from Level 9 through ARCT are university level courses. Memory and pratice of the excusition of the theoritical concepts are required.

Basic Rudiments Next Class
Textbook: Basic Rudiments, by L. & P. Ware
Description of contents: All inclusive method of basic music theory. Covers the current RCMusic Examination Theory Syllabus requirements for Basic Rudiments. Designed for young students, parents, and teachers alike. Suitable for both self-study and classroom environments. Clear and simple charts for memorization and metric grids. Easy to read, step-by-step procedures for writing: triads, intervals, rests, major scales, minor scales analysis and transpositions. Musical terms in Italian.

Comprehensive Intermediate Rudiments Next Class
Textbook: Comprehensive Intermediate Rudiments, by L. & P. Ware
Description of contents: All inclusive method of basic music theory. Covers the current RCMusic Examination Theory Syllabus requirements for Intermediate Rudiments. Designed for young students, parents, and teachers alike. Suitable for both self-study and classroom environments. Clear and simple charts for memorization and metric grids. Easy to read, step-by-step procedures for writing: triads, intervals, rests. Scales included: Major, minor, whole-tone, pentatonic, blues, octatonic, both forms of the chromatic scale. Musical terms in Italian. Other topics: cadences, chords and transpositions. Sing your way through cadences on the exam!

Comprehensive Advanced Rudiments Next Class
Textbook: Comprehensive Advanced Rudiments, by L. & P. Ware
Description of contents: All inclusive method of basic music theory. Covers the current RCMusic Examination Theory Syllabus requirements for Advanced Rudiments. Designed for young students, parents, and teachers alike. Suitable for both self-study and classroom environments. Clear and simple charts for memorization and metric grids. Easy to read, step-by-step procedures for writing: triads, intervals, rests Modes included: Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian. Scales included: Major, minor, whole-tone, pentatonic, blues, octatonic, both forms of the chromatic scale. Musical terms in German, Italian, and French. Other topics: cadences, V7 chords, transpositions, scoring. Sing your way through cadences on the exam! Practice exams and over 50 full pages of practice sheets included! An answer book is available.

RCMusic Level 9 Harmony Next Class
Textbook: Harmony of the Spheres, Vol. 1, by Peter Ware
Description of contents: Covers the current RCMusic Examination Theory Syllabus requirements for Basic Harmony. Step-by-step approach to harmony. Practice sheets and in-depth text covering the fundamentals of harmony. Examples of musical analysis. Practice Exams. Clear tables and charts for easy memorization.Write progressions by song and sing your way through the exam!Make Harmony as easy as possible! Learn to see and hear the music your music.

History 1 Next Class
Textbook: Bach to Bernstein, by L. Harting-Ware *Textbook sales are restricted to students enrolled in the History 1 class at Ware Academy of Music*
Description of contents: Covers the current RCMusic Examination Theory Syllabus requirements for History 1. No other textbook required. Easy to read, understandable language. Essay material organized as it should be written on the exam. Expanded sections on composers' musical styles. Definitions with examples. Complete music descriptions in point form. Genre charts for quick study. Compiled lists of composers' works.

Intermediate Harmony Next Class
Textbook: Harmony of the Spheres, Vol. 2, by P. Ware
Description of contents: Covers the current RCMusic Examination Theory Syllabus requirements for Intermediate Harmony. Step-by-step approach to harmony. Practice sheets and in-depth text covering the fundamentals of harmony. Examples of musical analysis. Clear tables and charts for easy memorization.Write progressions by song and sing your way through the exam!

History 2 Next Class
,Textbook: Bingen to Beethoven, by L. Harting-Ware * Textbook sales are restricted to students enrolled in the History 3 class at Ware Academy of Music*
Description of contents: Covers the current RCMusic Examination Theory Syllabus requirements for History 2. No other textbook required. Easy to read, understandable language. Essay material organized as it should be written on the exam. Expanded sections on composers' musical styles. Definitions with examples. Complete music descriptions in point form. Genre charts for quick study. Compiled lists of composers' works.

Counterpoint Next Class
Textbook: Counterpoint of the Spheres, by P. Ware
Description of contents: Covers the current RCMusic Examination Theory Syllabus requirements for Counterpoint. Musical examples and worksheets included!

Advanced Harmony Next Class
Textbook: Harmony of the Spheres, Vol. 3, by P. Ware
Description of contents: Covers the current RCMusic Examination Theory Syllabus requirements for Advanced Harmony (previously Harmony & Counterpoint 5). Step-by-step approach to harmony. Practice sheets and in-depth text covering the fundamentals of harmony. Examples of musical analysis. Clear tables and charts for easy memorization. Write progressions by song and sing your way through the exam!

History 3 Next Class
Textbook: Mendelssohn to Messiaen, by L. Harting-Ware
Description of contents: Covers the current RCMusic Examination Theory Syllabus requirements for History 3. No other textbook required. Easy to read, understandable language. Essay material organized as it should be written on the exam. Expanded sections on composers' musical styles. Definitions with examples. Complete music descriptions in point form. Genre charts for quick study. Compiled lists of composers' works.

Analysis Next Class
Textbook: Analysis in the Spheres, by P. Ware
Description of contents: Covers the current RCMusic Examination Theory Syllabus requirements for Analysis. In-depth text covering the details of form, including sonata-allegro, rondo, fugal, etc.. Over 80 pages of musical examples included!