RCM/ABRSM Exams

All About the AMEB (Australian Music Examinations Board)

I’ve had quite a few viewers and course participants from Australia ask me about AMEB, the Australian Music Examinations Board, which is the standard piano school in Australia. On this channel we’ve also discussed RCM (Canada/USA), ABRSM (UK/worldwide) and Trinity (UK/worldwide), so I figured it was time to have a look at Australia’s school. This…

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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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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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ABRSM Grade 3 Piano Technique Requirements

Today’s video covers the ABRSM grade 3 piano technique requirements. This includes scales and triads, solid and broken. 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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ABRSM: Grade 2 Piano Technique Requirements

Today’s video covers the ABRSM’s grade 2 piano technique requirements. This includes scales and triads, solid and broken. 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. I’ve also done the…

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RCM: Grade 2 Piano Technique Requirements

Today’s video covers the RCM’s grade 2 piano technique requirements (updated for the 2015 syllabus). This includes scales and triads, solid and broken. 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…

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Grade 1 Written Exam (Test Time!)

Here on PianoTV, we’ve spent a fair amount of time talking about beginner topics suitable to a Preparatory and Grade 1 level. Those topics range from history to theory, to lesson planning, to tutorials and techniques. As I’ve talked about previously in my video about why I think doing RCM playing exams are useful, I…

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