Materials for ABRSM Piano Grades and Diplomas

ABRSM Piano Grades and Diplomas


ABRSM is the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music which offers worldwide recognisable grade exam and diploma qualifications. ABRSM qualifications improve chances for university applications, are sometimes necessary for better schools and scholarships and are also motivational deadlines which further progress. ABRSM also offers opportunities for those with very good results. You will find extensive lists with relevant materials on the following pages.


📖 "Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the secret places of the soul."
Plato


📖 "Through diligent study and perseverance you will rise ever higher."
Robert Schumann Advice to Young Musicians


Advice for Preparation for Grade Exams and Diplomas


🎵 Start early enough, do not leave anything to the last moment.

🎵 Prepare conscientiously. Aim at best possible results and not the minimum needed for a pass.

🎵 Plan regular practice for all components - sight-reading, scales, pieces and aural.

🎵 The ABRSM repertoire is selected according to a concept of systematic progression. Three pieces per grade are not enough to really master a particular level of skill. Candidates who limit their endeavours to only three pieces per exam could still progress to grade 8 level but they would not really learn to read music well enough to derive any joy from this activity and would also be ultimately deprived of technical skills which allow a move towards the diplomas without unnecessary complications and relearning. People who follow this system quite often close the lid of the piano as soon as the last grade exam is taken and do not open it for decades.

🎵 Do not avoid learning studies systematically in addition to scales. ABRSM does not include studies in the exam curriculum but technical development does not happen with pieces only.

🎵 Plan at least one performance of the exam pieces in a concert or festival (for example) before playing in the exam.

🎵 Once prepared, be confident and do not be afraid of anything that might happen in the exam. Performance is quite a lot of fun, whether in a private, public, competitive, none-competitive or assessment environment.

🎵 Remember that music is not just about playing the notes "perfectly" - the notes on paper are only shadow images of musical contents, messages and stories. Create an atmosphere with the very first notes you play and narrate the stories.


Preliminary | Initial Grade Piano


🎹 Preliminary | Initial Grade Piano


Piano Grade 1


Materials for the piano grade 1 examination. Go to the ABRSM Piano Grade 1 page to find official information. It may take between 6 months and 2 years to prepare for the grade 1 exam depending on age and practice.


🎹 Grade One - Exam Materials


🎹 Grade One - Sight-Reading


🎹 Grade One - Scales


🎹 Grade One - Studies


🎹 Grade One - Pieces


🎹 Grade One - Duets


🎹 Grade One - Theory


🎹 Grade One- Aural


Piano Grade 2


Materials for the piano grade 2 examination. Visit the ABRSM Piano Grade 2 page to find official information.


🎹 Grade Two - Exam Materials


🎹 Grade Two - Sight-Reading


🎹 Grade Two - Scales


🎹 Grade Two - Studies


🎹 Grade Two - Pieces


🎹 Grade Two - Duets


🎹 Grade Two - Theory


🎹 Grade Two - Aural


Piano Grade 3


Materials for the piano grade 3 examination. Go to the ABRSM Piano Grade 3 page for official information.


🎹 Grade Three - Exam Materials


🎹 Grade Three - Sight-Reading


🎹 Grade Three - Scales


🎹 Grade Three - Studies


🎹 Grade Three - Pieces


🎹 Grade Three - Duets


🎹 Grade Three - Theory


🎹 Grade Three - Aural


Piano Grade 4


Materials for the piano grade 4 examination. Visit the ABRSM Piano Grade 4 page for official information.


🎹 Grade Four - Exam Materials


🎹 Grade Four - Sight-Reading


🎹 Grade Four - Scales


🎹 Grade Four - Studies


🎹 Grade Four - Pieces


🎹 Grade Four - Duets


🎹 Grade Four - Theory


🎹 Grade Four - Aural


Piano Grade 5


Materials for the piano grade 5 examination. Check the ABRSM Piano Grade 5 page to find official information.


🎹 Grade Five - Exam Materials


🎹 Grade Five - Sight-Reading


🎹 Grade Five - Scales


🎹 Grade Five - Studies


🎹 Grade Five - Pieces


🎹 Grade Five - Duets


🎹 Grade Five - Theory


🎹 Grade Five - Aural


Piano Grade 6


Materials for the piano grade 6 examination. Also check the ABRSM Piano Grade 6 page to find official information.


🎹 Grade Six - Exam Materials


🎹 Grade Six - Sight-Reading


🎹 Grade Six - Scales


🎹 Grade Six - Studies


🎹 Grade Six - Pieces


🎹 Grade Six - Duets


🎹 Grade Six - Theory


🎹 Grade Six - Aural


Piano Grade 7


Find materials for the piano grade 7 examination. Go to the ABRSM Piano Grade 7 page to find official information.


🎹 Grade Seven - Exam Materials


🎹 Grade Seven - Sight-Reading


🎹 Grade Seven - Scales


🎹 Grade Seven - Studies


🎹 Grade Seven - Pieces


🎹 Grade Seven - Duets


🎹 Grade Seven - Theory


🎹 Grade Seven - Aural


Piano Grade 8


Materials for the piano grade 8 examination. Go to the ABRSM Piano Grade 8 page to find official information and repertoire, regulations, expectations, benefits and more.


🎹 Grade Eight - Exam Materials


🎹 Grade Eight - Sight-Reading


🎹 Grade Eight - Scales


🎹 Grade Eight - Studies


🎹 Grade Eight - Pieces


🎹 Grade Eight - Duets


🎹 Grade Eight - Theory


🎹 Grade Eight - Aural


Piano ARSM


Materials for preparation for the ARSM diploma.


🎹 Piano ARSM


Piano DipABRSM


Materials for preparation for the DipABRSM diploma.


🎹 Piano DipABRSM


Piano LRSM


Materials for preparation for the LRSM diploma.


🎹 Piano LRSM


Piano FRSM


Materials for preparation for the FRSM diploma.


🎹 Piano FRSM








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