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ABRSM PIANO GRADE SIX 2015-2016

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2015-2016 ABRSM piano exam books in store

 

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book & CD

 

scales&arpeggios

 

sight reading

 

aural tests grade6

Grade 6 pieces performed on youTube

2015-16 GRADE 6 ABRSM recordings

Selected Piano Exam Pieces 2015-2016:Grade 6

This Grade 6 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 J. S. Bach. Sinfonia No.11 in G minor BWV 797
2 Beethoven. Minuet and trio: 3rd mvt. from Sonata in B flat Op.22

3 J.I.Krebs. Allegro 1st mvt. from sonata No.2 in G KWV 833

 

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

4 J.C.F.Bach. Allegro in B flat. P38 from Easy Piano Pieces-Bach (Edito Musica Budapest Z. 14699)


5 Mozart. Allegro 1st mvt. from Sonata in C K 545, Sonata in C K 545,or Mozart Sonatas for Pianoforte Vol. 2


6 Telemann. Fuga seconda.Pp 12-13 fromTelemann Easy Fugues with Little Pieces

 

LIST B

1 Bortkiewicz. Erster Schmertz (First Sorrow): No.5 from Aus Meiner Kindheit Op.14


2 Chopin. Mazurka in C. No.3 from Four Mazurkas Op.33


3 Grieg. Liten Fugl (Little Bird) No.4 from Lyric Pieces Bk.3 Op.43

 

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

4 Grovlez.Le Pastour from L'alamanac aux images
5 Schumann. Thema mit Variationen: 2nd mvt. from Sonata in G Op.118 No.1 Schumann Three Piano Sonatas for the Young Op. 118.


6 Turina. Duo sentimental. No.6 from Miniaturas Op.52

LIST C

1 Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg. Over the rainbow arr. Stapleton


2 Villa-Lobos. Carangueijo (The Crab): No.3 from Guia pratico. Album 6


3 Jian Zhong Wang. Long Deng Diao (Dragon Lantern Tune): No.5 from Five Yunnan Folk Songs

 

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

4 Richard Rodney Bennett. Two Turtle- Doves: No.2 from Partridge Pie Bk.1


5 Sofia Gubaidulina. Forest Musicians: No. 14 from Musical Toys or No.6 from Russian Piano music from Glinka to Gubaidulina
6 Carl Vine. Threnody: No.5 from Five Bagatelles

CLICK HERE to see Additional requirements for this grade


Scales (similar motion)
all keys, major and minor (minors both harmonic and melodic)legato, hands together and separately 4 octaves

Staccato scales
Group 1: A, Eb majors or Group 2: E, Bb majors hands separately 4 octaves

Contrary-motion scales
Group 1: A, Eb majors and harmonic minors or Group 2: E, Bb majors and harmonic minors legato, hands beginning on the key-note 2 octaves (unison)


Staccato scale in thirds
C major hands separately 2 octaves


Chromatic scales
beginning on any note named by the examiner legato, hands together and separately 4 octaves


Chromatic contrary-motion scale third apart beginning on A# (L.H.) and C# (R.H.), a minor legato 2 octaves

Arpeggios
all keys, major and minor legato, hands together and separately 4 octaves


Diminished sevenths
beginning on B and on C# legato, hands together and separately 4 octaves


SIGHT-READING


AURAL TESTS FOR THE GRADE

Piano Scales and Broken Chords: Grade 6

Piano Specimen Sight-reading Tests: Grade 6

Specimen Aural Tests, Grades 6 from 2011

 
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