ABRSM Piano Exam Pieces Book Initial Grade 2021 & 2022 (CD Included)
This book contains nine pieces from ABRSM’s Initial Grade Piano syllabus for 2021 & 2022, three pieces chosen from each of Lists A, B and C.
The pieces have been carefully selected to offer an attractive and varied range of styles, creating a collection that provides an excellent source of repertoire to suit every performer. The book also contains helpful footnotes and, for those preparing for exams, useful syllabus information.
The enclosed CD features inspiring recordings of all 30 pieces on the Initial Grade syllabus, performed by Nikki Iles, Dinara Klinton, Robert Thompson and Anthony Williams.
This Piano Exam book contains the sheet music for the following Initial Grade repertoire:
- A Marching Tune (No. 1 from Tunetime) [D. Parke]
- Gavotte in G (from Terpsichore), arr. Jones [Michael Praetorius]
- This old man, arr. Blackwell [Trad. English]
- The Lost Bone (No. 9 from Little Dog Tales) [Yvonne Adair]
- Under the Acacia Tree (from Safari) [June Armstrong]
- Dialogue (from First Term at the Piano) [Béla Bartók]
- Dodgems (from Party Time! On Holiday) [Alan Bullard]
- The Elephant Parade [Nikki Iles]
- Medvídek Ušácek (No. 1 from Pohádky na dobrou noc) [Ivana Loudová]
Candidates must prepare one piece from each of the above lists.
Books Focusing on All-round musicianship
ABRSM has designed their practical graded music exams books to motivate instrumental and singing students of all ages and a wide range of abilities. They're available at Grades 1 to 8, as well as a pre-Grade 1 Initial Grade for some subjects.
- Progressive goals to aim for
- Recognition for achievement
- Carefully structured syllabus requirements
- One-to-one assessment by an expert professional
- An objective guide to a candidate’s skills and progress
ABRSM exams are music exams rather than instrumental or singing exams. Examiners assess the quality of the music-making, not how it's achieved. For this reason, ABRSM don't restrict examiners to assessing only their own instrument but require them to examine all instruments.
There are no age restrictions and students can start with any grade or skip grades if they want to.