Category Archives: RCM/ABRSM Exams

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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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 RCM equivalent of this video, which you can check out here.

For more information on these technical exercises, check out the ABRSM grade 2 syllabus.
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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 them.

Coming soon will be an ABRSM equivalent of this video – stay tuned for that.

For more information on these technical exercises, check out the RCM syllabus.
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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 also think it’s great fun – actually, way more fun – to do written music exams.

So in today’s video, I’m going to share with you some resources to give yourself a grade 1 written exam that’ll test your knowledge. It’s a good way to spice things up and see what your strengths and weaknesses are – for example, maybe you’re excellent at note reading, but need to brush up on some terms.
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