ABRSM Piano Grade 8 Materials | Scales

ABRSM Grade 8 - Practise Scales

Learn, practise and play scales for the piano grade 8 exam.

"Scales afford an excellent means for the study of both legato and staccato. Scales are valueless unless the student practices them with his 'ears' as well as his fingers. Mozart was accused of playing a note in a composition (which required both hands at the extremities of the piano) with his nose. If students could learn to practise with their ears open and keen to hear niceties of tone, the task of the teacher would be a far more enjoyable and profitable one and music throughout the world would advance very materially."
Joseph Lhevinne in Basic Principles of Pianoforte Playing