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Grade 8 Aural

Grade 8 Music Aural Exam (See also Examinations: Aural). By the time the pupil reaches Grade 8, in addition to sight-singing (which was introduced for the first time at grade 4), he will also be required to sing back the … Continue reading

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Grade 5 Music Theory

Grade 5 Music Theory Below is the ‘information sheet’ which I give to pupils when we have covered all aspects of grade 5 theory. The subjects are listed under ‘Question 1’, ‘Question 2’ ‘… 3’ etc. as a means of … Continue reading

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Pieces

Piano Examinations: Pieces (See also Lesson Format: Current Piece and New and Old Pieces) Once the scales are in progress, it’s time to start my pupil working on his first exam piece. The examination board I use – the ABRSM … Continue reading

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Scales

Piano Examinations: Scales (See also Lesson Format 2: Scales). I am starting with this section – rather than with pieces – as I always advise my pupils: ‘scales first’. I also apply this to my teaching methods: I start teaching … Continue reading

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