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Booking for remotely-assessed Performance Grade and ARSM exams opens on Tuesday 1 December and closes on Tuesday 8 December. This is when you can book submission dates during our 5 to 31 January exam session. We have a set number of exam slots available, so please book early for the widest choice of dates. Find out more about Performance Grades.

ABRSM Piano Webinar 

What can pianists learn from single-line melodic instruments? In this webinar, Nick explores repertoire from List B of the new ABRSM piano syllabus, demonstrating the importance of melody within textures.

Pieces demonstrated in this webinar are listed below:

Initial Grade C6: Wonkey Donkey by Mark Tanner

Grade 1 B7:The Little White Cloud by Jessie Blake

Grade 2 A3: Ecossaise in G: No. 23 from 50 pièces à l’usage des commençans, Op. 38 by Hässler

Grade 3 C1: Disco Baroque by Alan Bullard

Grade 4 C4 :At the Smithy, Op. 8 No. 5 by Maikapar

Grade 5 A1: La chevaleresque: No. 25 from 25 études faciles et progressives, Op. 100 J. F.by Burgmüller

Grade 5 C4: Blue Waltz by Agay

Grade 6 B1: Mazurka in G minor, Op. 67 No. 2 by Chopin

Grade 7 A10: Sonata in E: from Sonata in E, Kp. 380, L. 23 by D. Scarlatti

Grade 8 A5: Allegro: 1st movt from Sonata in E, Op. 14 No. 1 by Beethoven

Grade 8 B1: Intermezzo in E: No. 6 from Fantasies, Op. 116 by Brahms

In this session Anthony share his thoughts on nurturing the musical awareness, preparation strategies and technique to vividly communicate the personality and character of a selection of inspirational repertoire from List A.

Pieces demonstrated in this webinar are listed below:

Initial Grade A2: Gavotte in G: from Terpsichore by M. Praetorius

Grade 1 A4: Sonatina by Dennis Alexander

Grade 2 A1: Allegro: 1st movt from Sonatina No. 1 in G by Attwood

Grade 3 A3: Gavotte in G HWV 491 by Handel

Grade 4 A4: Gavot: 3rd movt from Suite No. 2 in B♭ by Alcock

Grade 5 A4: Invention No. 8 in F, BWV 779 by J. S. Bach

Grade 6 A2: Allegro: 3rd movt from Sonata in Eb K.282 by Mozart

Grade 7 A7: Gigue in G, K. 574 by Mozart

Grade 8 A1: Fantasia in C minor, BWV 906 by J. S. Bach

Grade 8 A2: Allegro moderato: 1st movt from Sonata in A♭, Hob. XVI:46 by Haydn

Grade 8 A3 Prelude and Fugue in B♭ : No. 2 from Three Preludes and Fugues, Op. 16 by C. Schumann

Grade 8 A4 Prelude and Fugue in G, BWV 884 by J. S. Bach

 

Bringing to life pieces from List C of the new ABRSM piano syllabus, Alexander will be introducing a range of exciting ideas for you to help students realise musical character and style in their playing. Highlighting various favourites and hidden gems in the new syllabus, he will show how to take performances of List C pieces to the next level.

Pieces demonstrated in this webinar are listed below:

Initial Grade: C1 Dodgems by Alan Bullard

Initial Grade: C5 Action Stations by Heather Hammond

Grade 1 C8: Jazzy Dragon: from Animal Jazz by Barbara Snow

Grade 2 C4: In My Spot by Ben Crosland

Grade 3 C3: Scary Stuff: from Razzamajazz Repertoire Piano by Sarah Watts

Grade 4 C2: I Hear What You Say: No. 4 from Cool Beans!, Vol. 1 by Ben Crosland

Grade 4 C3: Shark Soup: from Sam Wedgwood's Project, Book 2 by Sam Wedgwood

Grade 5 C1: Mister Trumpet Man: from New Orleans Jazz Styles by Gillock

Grade 5 C2: Changing Times: from Cool Piano 5 by Heather Hammond

Grade 6 C8: East Coast Blues by Nikki Iles

Grade 7 C8: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: by Kern

Grade 8 C8: Caballos Españoles by Uwe Korn

It’s never too early in the learning process to think about how to communicate a piece to an audience. In this webinar, Leigh will explore aspects of musical communication and interpretation, using a range of different pieces across the grades from the new ABRSM piano syllabus.

Pieces demonstrated in this webinar are listed below:

Initial Grade B3: Dialogue: from First Term at the Piano by Bartók

Grade 1 A2: Minuet in C K. 6 by Mozart

Grade 2 A1: Allegro: 1st movt from Sonatina No. 1 in G by Attwood

Grade 3 B8: Song, Op. 172 No. 1 by Gurlitt

Grade 4 A5: Allegro assai: 1st movt from Sonatina in F, Anh. 5 No. 2 by Beethoven

Grade 5 B5: La huérfana: No. 9 from Cuentos de las juventud, Op. 1 by Granados

Grade 5 C7: Silent Island by Victoria Borisova-Ollas

Grade 6 A10: Sonata in A, Kp. 208, L. 238 by D. Scarlatti

Grade 6 A5: Invention No. 6 in E, BWV 777 by Bach

Grade 6 B5: Prayer of the Matador: No. 2 from Lyric Pieces for the Young by Dello Joio

Grade 7 B10: Kind im Einschlummern: No. 12 from Kinderscenen, Op. 15 by Schumann

Grade 8 B5: Mazurka in A minor, Op. 17 No. 4 by Chopin

Grade 8 C9: Vespers in Venice by Cecilia McDowall

 

What are the skills needed to play duets? In this session, Ann will explore the new duets listed in the new ABRSM piano syllabus, considering the skills needed and how to teach these effectively. This webinar with Ann will help you prepare your students for this exciting additional dimension to ABRSM’s new piano syllabus.

Pieces demonstrated in this webinar are listed below:

Initial Grade A10: Donkey Ride: from Sea Pictures, Set 1 by Elsie Wells

Initial Grade C10: The Grand Waltz by Jane Sebba

Grade 1 A10: Courante by Elsie Wells

Grade 1 B9: The Forgotten Forest by Helen Madden

Grade 1 C7: Latin Laughter by Jane Sebba

Grade 2 B6: Raindrop Reflections by Heather Hammond

Grade 2 B7: Pavane de la belle au bois dormant: No. 1 from Ma mère l’oye by Ravel

Grade 2 C8: Sweet Pea by Nikki Iles

Grade 3 A4: Hornpipe Rondo by Anthony Hedges

Grade 3 C7: Locked On Latin: from Hands On Jazz by Mark Goddard

 

In these sessions, Paul and Alexis will share their thoughts about teaching these aspects of piano playing, using a variety of pieces from the new ABRSM syllabus for illustration and explanation. Developing a good sense of tone, balance and textural awareness is important from the very beginning - not just at higher grades - so they will be drawing upon new repertoire at all levels.

Pieces demonstrated in this webinar are listed below:

Initial Grade A3: This old man (Piano Star 2) Trad. English

Initial Grade B3: Dialogue: from First Term at the Piano by Bartók

Grade 1 B1: Melodie: No. 1 from Album für die Jugend, Op. 68 by Schumann

Grade 1 C4: Sunlight Through the Trees by June Armstrong

Grade 2 A1: Allegro: 1st movt from Sonatina No. 1 in G Attwood

Grade 2 B8: Waltz in A minor Spindler  

Grade 2 C2: Angelfish by Anne Crosby Gaudet

Grade 3 B1: Salut d'amour, Op. 12 by Elgar

Grade 3 C3: Scary Stuff: from Razzamajazz Repertoire Piano by Sarah Watts

Grade 4 A1: Prelude in C minor, BWV 999 by J. S. Bach

Grade 4 B5:  Sunrise: No. 7 from River and Rainbow by W. Carroll

Grade 4 C1: Teasing Song: No. 18 from For Children, Vol. 2 by Bartók

In these sessions, Paul and Alexis will share their thoughts about teaching these aspects of piano playing, using a variety of pieces from the new ABRSM syllabus for illustration and explanation. Developing a good sense of tone, balance and textural awareness is important from the very beginning - not just at higher grades - so they will be drawing upon new repertoire at all levels.

Pieces demonstrated in this webinar are listed below:

Grade 5 A2: Presto: 2nd movt from Sonata No. 6 by T. A. Arne

Grade 5 B3:  Douce rêverie: No. 21 from Album pour enfants, Op. 39 by Tchaikovsky

Grade 5 C8: Elegy for the Arctic by Ludovico Einaudi

Grade 6 A10: Sonata in A, Kp. 208, L. 238 by D. Scarlatti

Grade 6 B10: Legend: No. 6 from Pictures of Childhood by Khachaturian

Grade 6 B2: Page d'album by Debussy

Grade 7 A2: Bagatelle in E♭: No. 1 from Seven Bagatelles, Op. 33 by Beethoven

Grade 7 B7: Mazurka in F minor: No. 3 from Trois morceaux, Op. 57 by Lyadov

Grade 7 C6: Tribute to Roberto Garcia Morillo: No. 6 from 12 American Preludes, Op. 12 by Ginastera

Grade 8 A2: Allegro moderato: 1st movt from Sonata in A♭, Hob. XVI:46 by Haydn

Grade 8 B1: Intermezzo in E: No. 6 from Fantasies, Op. 116 by Brahms

Grade 8 C6: Rêverie by Debussy

 

Realising the importance of rhythm is at the heart of effective piano playing - but can often be overlooked, as we focus on various other aspects of a piece or piano technique. In these sessions, Sam and Mark will share their thoughts on how to teach rhythm, and show how articulation skills in particular are the key to effective rhythmic characterisation and communication.

Pieces demonstrated in this webinar are listed below:

Initial Grade C6: Wonkey Donkey by Mark Tanner

Grade 1 B7:The Little White Cloud by Jessie Blake

Grade 2 A3: Ecossaise in G: No. 23 from 50 pièces à l’usage des commençans, Op. 38 by Hässler

Grade 3 C1: Disco Baroque by Alan Bullard

Grade 4 C4 :At the Smithy, Op. 8 No. 5 by Maikapar

Grade 5 A1: La chevaleresque: No. 25 from 25 études faciles et progressives, Op. 100 J. F.by Burgmüller

Grade 5 C4: Blue Waltz by Agay

Grade 6 B1: Mazurka in G minor, Op. 67 No. 2 by Chopin

Grade 7 A10: Sonata in E: from Sonata in E, Kp. 380, L. 23 by D. Scarlatti

Grade 8 A5: Allegro: 1st movt from Sonata in E, Op. 14 No. 1 by Beethoven

Grade 8 B1: Intermezzo in E: No. 6 from Fantasies, Op. 116 by Brahms

Includes all pieces from ABRSM's Piano Exam Pieces publications plus the following alternatives.

 

Grade

List

Number

Piece

Piece

5

A

4

J. S. Bach (Composer) ed Richard Jones

Invention No. 8 in F, BWV 779

5

A

4

J. S. Bach (Composer) ed Richard Jones

Invention No. 8 in F, BWV 779

5

A

5

Beethoven (Composer) ed Howard Ferguson

Bagatelle in G minor, Op. 119 No. 1

5

B

9

Pachulski (Composer) ed Alan Jones

Prelude in C minor, Op. 8 No. 1

5

B

10

Schumann (Composer) ed Howard Ferguson

Von fremden Ländern und Menschen: No. 1 from Kinderscenen, Op. 15

5

C

8

Ludovico Einaudi (Composer)

Elegy for the Arctic

5

C

9

Pinto (Composer) d.1806

March, Little Soldier!: No. 3 from Scenas infantis

6

A

7

Cimarosa (Composer) Ed. Nancy Bachus

Allegro: 1st movt from Sonata No. 6 in G

6

A

8

Handel (Composer)

Fantasia in A

6

B

8

Stephen Hough (Composer)

Little Lullaby: 4th movt from Suite R-B

6

B

7

Christian Hartmann (Composer)

Nocturne

6

C

6

Ben Crosland (Composer)

View from a Window: No. 12 from Cool Beans!, Vol. 1

6

C

10

Prokofiev (Composer)

Cortège de sauterelles: No. 7 from Musiques d'enfants, Op. 65

7

A

6

Kuhlau (Composer)

Allegro con spirito: 1st movt from Sonatina in A, Op. 60 No. 2

7

A

10

D. Scarlatti (Composer) ed Arnold Goldsborough

Sonata in E: from Sonata in E, Kp. 380, L. 23

7

B

5

Hensel (Composer) d.1847 ed Maurice Hinson

Mélodie, Op. 4 No. 2

7

B

7

Lyadov (Composer) ed Lionel Salter

Mazurka in F minor: No. 3 from Trois morceaux, Op. 57

7

B

7

Lyadov (Composer) ed Lionel Salter

Mazurka in F minor: No. 3 from Trois morceaux, Op. 57

7

C

5

Chen Yi (Composer)

Bamboo Dance II

7

C

10

Christopher Norton (Composer)

Pop Bossa: No. 5 from Latin Preludes 2

8

A

5

Beethoven (Composer) ed Barry Cooper

Allegro: 1st movt from Sonata in E, Op. 14 No. 1

8

A

5

Beethoven (Composer) ed Craxton/Tovey

Allegro: 1st movt from Sonata in E, Op. 14 No. 1

8

A

5

Beethoven (Composer) ed Barry Cooper

Allegro: 1st movt from Sonata in E, Op. 14 No. 1

8

A

7

Martínez (Composer) ed Richard Jones

Allegro [Moderato]: 1st movt from Sonata [No. 3] in A

8

A

10

D. Scarlatti (Composer) ed Richard Jones

Sonata in D, Kp. 443, L. 418

8

B

6

Ireland (Composer)

Columbine

8

B

9

Schubert (Composer) ed Howard Ferguson

Impromptu in A♭: No. 2 from Four Impromptus, Op. 142, D. 935

8

B

10

Scarlatti

Sonata in D, Kp. 443, L. 418

8

C

5

Chen Peixun (Composer)

Thunder in Drought Season

8

C

6

Debussy (Composer)

Rêverie

8

C

6

Debussy (Composer) ed Monika Twelsiek

Rêverie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dates and pricing

All events are available for 8 weeks from Monday 26 October until Monday 21 December at 12:00 (GMT) Ticket sales will close on Friday 18 December at 17:00 (GMT).

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