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ABRSM PIANO GRADE TWO 2015-2016

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2015-2016 ABRSM piano exam books in store

 

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aural tests grades 1-3

 

 

Grade 2 pieces performed on youTube

2015-16 GRADE 2 ABRSM recordings

Selected Piano Exam Pieces 2015-2016:Grade 2

This Grade 2 book of 9 piano pieces (current until March 2017) provides a rich and varied repertoire and includes arrangemants of well known pieces as well as helpful footnotes and syllabus information. Available as Book + CD, book only and CD only.Three pieces to be chosen, one from each list A B and C

 

Teaching notes grades 1-7

 

CD only

LIST A

1 Handel Impertinence. HWV 494

2 Schale Minuet in C

3 Vanhal Cantabile: 1st mvt from Sonatina No. 4 in G, W.XIII:125 (turns optional)

 

alternative pieces on List A and not included in this book, but available separately are;

4 J.Clarke. A Trumpet Minuet. No.3 from A Keyboard Anthology, 3rd Series, Book 1 (ABRSM)


5 L.Mozart. Allegro in D. "Studio 21" (first series) Volume 1,(Universal UE 17954)


6 Mozart. The Bird-catcher's Song (from The Magic Flute.) arr. Bullard Pianoworks: A Night at the Theatre (OUP)

LIST B

1 J.Ferrer. Serenade espagnole (Spanish Serenade) Op.34. arr Waterman & Harewood


2 Vitalij Neugasinov. Lullaby: from Pianoheads collection 2


3 Schumann. Gukkuk in Versteck (Hide and Seek) from Album fur die Jugend. Op.68

 

alternative pieces on List B and not included in this book, but available separately are;

4 Fly Hot Rolls: No. 8 from The Windmill (Forsyth)


5 Lysenko. Raindrops. No.5 from EDITION BREITKOPF SPLASH!


6 Nicolai Podgornov. The Little Flower: from Nicolai Podgornov'S Graded Pieces For Piano Vol.1

 

LIST C

1Johnny Mercer. I'm an Old Cowhand. arr. Iles

2 B.Hummel. Prelude: No.1 from 10 Klavierstucke fur Kinder Op.56b (observing repeat)

3 Kaneda. Gachon no Koushin (March of the Geese)

 

alternative pieces on List C and not included in this book, but available separately are;

4 Carol Barratt. Lazy River: from Get It Together Chesters Easiest Jazz Collection Piano


5 Garscia. Twisters from:  Miniatures For Piano Op.5


6 Heather Hammond. On The Ball: from Heather Hammond: Cool Piano Sport - Book 2 (Grades 1-2)

CLICK HERE to see Additional requirements for this grade


Scales (similar motion)
G, D, A, F majors,E, D, G minors hands together and separately 2 octaves

(natural or harmonic or melodic at candidate’s choice)


Contrary-motion scales
C, E majors hands beginning on the key-note (unison) 2 octaves


Chromatic scale
beginning on D hands separately 1 octave


Arpeggios
G, D, A majors, D, G minors hands separately 2 octaves

Broken chords
F major,E minor hands separately, 2 octaves

SIGHT-READING


AURAL TESTS FOR THE GRADE

Piano Scales and Broken Chords: Grade 2

Piano Specimen Sight-reading Tests: Grade 2

Specimen Aural Tests, Grades 1-3: from 2011

 

 
 
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