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Popular Music Theory

Become a more skilled, articulate and confident musician

Become a more skilled, articulate and confident musician. Rockschool’s Popular Music Theory Grades will expand your musical theory knowledge, develop your compositional skills, and you’ll gain an internationally recognised qualification by studying popular music in detail.

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Music theory with a difference.

Full-Colour Guidebooks

Rockschool Popular Music Theory consists of two beautifully crafted Guidebooks packed with helpful information to guide you through music theory from start to finish.

Learn From the Music You Know and Love

You'll develop your music theory from Debut–Grade 8 using some of the best-known genres in pop and rock, whilst taking notes from some of the world's biggest artists and composers.

Communicate like a musical director

Rockschool Popular Music Theory will give you the confidence and articulation to direct and work with bands, performers, studio engineers and composers.


Completing a Rockschool Music Grade is a rewarding experience, we’ll get you on your path to success in no-time.
To get started, simply grab your Music book from the shop.




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Start Rockschool Popular Music Theory Now!

To start Rockschool Popular Music Theory, you’ll need a Rockschool book. Start with the Debut book and work your way up through the Grades or jump in at a level that’s right for you!

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The Rockschool Popular Music Theory Syllabus Guide

The requirements for Popular Music Theory exams are listed in the syllabus guide.

Theory Syllabus (502KB, pdf)Dates & Fees

Book an Exam

To book a Popular Music Theory exam, please contact the AMEB Federal Office via email to

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