grade 5

ABRSM: Grade 5 Piano Technique Requirements

Today’s video covers the ABRSM’s grade 5 piano technique requirements. This includes scales 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. I’ve also done the RCM equivalent of thiside vo, which you can check out here.…

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Grade 5 RCM Technique Requirements

Today’s video covers the RCM’s grade 5 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. Coming…

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My Favorite Grade 5 Books (RCM)

In today’s video, I’m going to share with you some of my favorite Grade 5 books. These books have pieces that are either in the RCM syllabus or ABRSM syllabus for grade 5 (and I’ll make note of which is which as we go). There are so many great books at this level, and I…

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All About Rondo Form in Music

In today’s episode of PianoTV, we’re going to explore what rondo form is in music. We’ve explored other long forms on this channel before such as the sonata – and they belong to a similar era. Classical-era musicians really liked their complex forms! We’ll talk about what a rondo form is, and we’ll use a…

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How to Play Dominant 7th Chords

In today’s lesson, we’ll be exploring how to play dominant 7th chords. These appear for the first time in your technical tests for grade 5 RCM. And they’re the first 4-note chord you’ll need to learn if you’re following this examination system.

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All about grade 5 piano (RCM/ABRSM)

In today’s video, we’re going to talk all about grade 5 piano through the RCM, as well as grade 5 ABRSM piano. These are two major systems of grading, exams and levels in the piano world.

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How to play cadences (level 5-6)

In today’s video I wanted to discuss how to play cadences. We’ve talked about cadences before on this channel – what they are, what the point of them is – so check out that video for more information. Today is going to be about the practical application of cadences. This is going to be especially…

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