A Guide to the ABRSM Syllabus (2021 - 2022)

Our guide to the ABRSM 2021 & 2022 piano examination syllabus is a unique resource featuring a comprehensive collection of 100+ videos on everything from repertoire through to exam preparation.

Features

  • Repertoire - Video walk-throughs with practice suggestions, tips on style and interpretation and other ideas for most of the main pieces (from initial to Grade 6) and a selection of advanced (Grade 7 & 8) pieces
  • Learning pieces – Module on how to approach learning a new piece from scratch featuring numerous examples from the syllabus from an elementary to advanced level
  • Scales & arpeggios – Videos exploring solutions to the technical problems and some imaginative and creative ways to integrate scales and arpeggios into a practice routine

Further videos on preparing for an examination, including tips for practising sight-reading, managing nerves and preparing for the aural tests will also be added shortly!

Bonus content!

Included with this collection is a set of five recordings of online workshops as a further complement to the above videos. In these recordings, Graham Fitch responds to questions from participants about the syllabus and presents additional repertoire examples and insights.

Click here to find out more about this project and for video previews or click here to view an index of the Online Academy's piano examination resources.

A Guide to the ABRSM Syllabus (2021 - 2022)

This series provides a detailed guide to the ABRSM piano examination syllabus for 2021 - 2022, including video walk-throughs with practice suggestions, tips on style and interpretation and other ideas for each of the main pieces (from initial to Grade 8), and a selection of alternative pieces....


Contents

ABRSM Grade 7 - Piano Exam Pieces

This collection of video walk-throughs from our guide to the ABRSM 2021 & 2022 piano examination syllabus provides practice suggestions, tips on style and interpretation and other ideas for a selection of the Grade 7 pieces....


Preparing for an Examination

This collection of videos offers general tips and suggestions for preparing or a piano examination. It serves as a complement to our repertoire guides and covers topics including sight-reading, aural, technical tests (scales & arpeggios), general preparation and practice strategies....


How to Learn a New Piece

In this video series Graham Fitch shows how to lay strong foundations from the outset when learning a new piece. The videos feature numerous examples from the ABRSM syllabus covering such topics as background research, analysis, fingering, interpretation and practice methods....


Author

Graham Fitch

Graham Fitch, based in London, maintains an international career not only as a pianist, but also as a teacher, adjudicator, examiner, lecturer, writer and commentator on piano playing and musical subjects.

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