grade 4

Piano Q&A: All about tempo markings in music

In today’s video, we’re going to answer a question about tempo markings in music. It’s a pretty straightforward answer so this won’t be a hugely long video, but it’s an important topic that I’ve yet to discuss on this channel.

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5 Exercises for Finger Independence (Early Intermediate)

In today’s video, we’ll be looking at 5 exercises for finger independence, designed for players at an early intermediate level. These might be a little too tricky for beginners, but if you’ve been playing for a year or three, these should be quite helpful.

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ABRSM: Grade 4 Piano Technique Requirements

Today’s video covers the ABRSM’s grade 4 piano technique requirements. This includes scales, triads, and arpeggios. I’ll be playing with the metronome in this video at the required speeds, and will label each technique on the screen as I play them.

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Grade 4 RCM Technique Requirements

Today’s video covers the RCM’s grade 4 piano technique requirements (updated for the 2015 syllabus). This includes scales, triads and arpeggios. I’ll be playing with the metronome in this video at the MINIMUM required speeds (feel free to go a little faster), and will label each technique on the screen as I play them.

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My Favorite RCM Grade 4 Pieces (12 Selections)

Today’s video is a selection of 12 RCM Grade 4 pieces that I particularly enjoy. In the video, I discuss why these are my favorites, the challenges of playing them, and a quick recording so you can hear what it sounds like.

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My Favorite Grade 4 Piano Books (RCM/ABRSM)

In today’s video, I’m going to share with you some of my favorite Grade 4 piano books. These books have pieces that are either in the RCM syllabus or ABRSM syllabus for grade 4 (and I’ll make note of which is which as we go).

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All About Grade 4 Piano (RCM and ABRSM)

In today’s video, we’re going to talk all about grade 4 piano through the RCM, as well as grade 4 piano with the ABRSM. These are two major systems of grading, exams and levels in the piano world.

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