Welcome to G-sential Theory of Music! If you are looking for excellent, affordable, up to date and easy-to-use theory books, you’re definitely at the right place – our books have been written for people like you!


G-sential is one of the leading theory of music brands in South Africa. It is preferred by hundreds of music teachers, as well as schools and tertiary music institutions across South Africa and abroad. Why? Because we understand the needs of our clients. Music theory books need to be versatile, up to date and easy-to-use. We know teachers and learners alike want to get the job done in the shortest, easiest and most enjoyable way!


VERSATILITY – All Grade 1-6 music theory books cover the content of the current ABRSM, UNISA and Trinity Guildhall syllabi. Additionally, we cater for the theory component (Topic 2) of Grade 10-12 Music CAPS. These books are not used only by government schools, but also by many private schools.


UP TO DATE CONTENT – This has always been one of G-sential’s foremost commitments of to its clients. To achieve this, the series is regularly updated to meet the demands of changing syllabi, as well as the needs of 21st century teachers and learners – all in one book!


EASY-TO-USE – A great benefit and point of sales! G-sential Theory of Music is known for its outstanding balance between explanation and exercises. We get it, music teachers and learners don’t have time to read through lengthy explanations and complete tons of exercises – information overload is definitely not the way to go! Yes, we want our learners to score excellent marks… but without suffocating them with work, leaving them exhausted and dispirited. G-sential believes in explanation that are concise, yet efficient. At the same time, exercises are structured in such a way to allow learners to gradually master and apply their theoretical knowledge without making them feel overwhelmed by the amount of work. The ideal balance between explanation and exercises makes G-sential’s theory of music books great for using in the classroom, as well as self study.


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