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Five For Five: Five Key Issues in Grade 5 Theory

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1) 3/8 time: that looks like compound time right there, but is it? Learn how to identify and explain the differences between simple and compound time easily.

2) Irregular time signatures: does one just count to 5 or 7? Tip: it is, after all, irregular!

3) Transposition: should one just count two semitones downwards when transposing for a clarinet? Or are there better ways to transpose precisely?

4) Cadences: do any two chords beside each other form a cadence? Learn why it’s important to know where cadences occur to inform your performance.

5) Trills: where do we start, how do we end, and why does it matter?

Kenneth Lim is a master’s degree graduate from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and was the first prize winner of the Birmingham Conservatoire Piano Prize in 2017, the first prize winner of the Delia Hall Accompaniment Prize in 2016 and the second prize winner of the Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra Concerto Prize in 2015.

After graduating from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Kenneth was offered a position to teach bilingual piano lessons in international schools in Beijing, China. He was also invited to play solo recitals across Malaysia, Cambodia and most recently at Steinway Hall, Beijing. The valuable working experience he gathered in this one year led to his first entrepreneurial journey – the opening of The Monument Music Academy in Melaka, Malaysia.

Now, just two years from its founding, The Monument Music Academy has successfully enrolled over two hundred students across South East Asia with its flagship Online Theory Course. He is now the owner of the Monument Music Academy and the Music Director of Melaka Youth String Orchestra.