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January 13, 2020 at 5:30pm

Music Theory Practice Papers and Model Answers 2019

ABRSM’s official Practice Papers are essential resources for candidates preparing for our Music Theory exams. They provide authentic practice materials and a reliable guide to what to expect in the exam.

The new papers are selected from the 2019 Music Theory exam papers. Each graded collection contains four papers from the 2019 exams; there is also a corresponding set of Model Answers for each grade.

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Music Theory Practice Papers and Model Answers 2019

ABRSM’s official Practice Papers are essential resources for candidates preparing for our Music Theory exams. They provide authentic practice materials and a reliable guide to what to expect in the exam.

The new papers are selected from the 2019 Music Theory exam papers. Each graded collection contains four papers from the 2019 exams; there is also a corresponding set of Model Answers for each grade.

#abrsm #exam #theory #revision #solutions #answers #teacher #parent #learning

January 12, 2020 at 4:29pm
January 8, 2020 at 10:22am

It always frustrates me to hear people say that they don’t go to concerts because they don’t know enough about classical music. I think my friend Olli Mustonen had the answer to that: “It’s like saying that you won’t walk in the forest because you don’t know enough about botany”.

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It always frustrates me to hear people say that they don’t go to concerts because they don’t know enough about classical music. I think my friend Olli Mustonen had the answer to that: “It’s like saying that you won’t walk in the forest because you don’t know enough about botany”.

#teacher #parent #concert #methodology #learning

January 4, 2020 at 9:09am

It’s one of the great romantic images, isn’t it? The solo performer, alone on an empty stage, faced with that huge black beast of a full-size concert grand piano, armed with nothing but his or her memory and willing, well-trained fingers.

There’s a lot of snobbery surrounding memorisation, and yet it’s one of the most absurd things pianists put themselves through. We have Clara Schumann and Franz Liszt to thank (or blame!) for the tradition of the pianist playing from memory, and both... See More

It’s one of the great romantic images, isn’t it? The solo performer, alone on an empty stage, faced with that huge black beast of a full-size concert grand piano, armed with nothing but his or her memory and willing, well-trained fingers.

There’s a lot of snobbery surrounding memorisation, and yet it’s one of the most absurd things pianists put themselves through. We have Clara Schumann and Franz Liszt to thank (or blame!) for the tradition of the pianist playing from memory, and both were significant in turning the piano recital into the formal spectacle it is today.

#performing #parent #teacher #learning #methodology #techniques

January 4, 2020 at 9:03am

Schimmel Pianos has replaced their popular C120 upright piano with a new model—the Schimmel C121. The new instrument joins Schimmel’s “Classic” collection of German-made pianos.

The Schimmel C121 includes several new design innovations—but most notable is the bridge. This has been replaced with the reduced-mass bridge found on Schimmel’s premium Konzert models. The new bridge transmits the strings’ vibrations more efficiently, resulting in greater sustain, and a richer timbre.

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Schimmel Pianos has replaced their popular C120 upright piano with a new model—the Schimmel C121. The new instrument joins Schimmel’s “Classic” collection of German-made pianos.

The Schimmel C121 includes several new design innovations—but most notable is the bridge. This has been replaced with the reduced-mass bridge found on Schimmel’s premium Konzert models. The new bridge transmits the strings’ vibrations more efficiently, resulting in greater sustain, and a richer timbre.

#schimmel #BuyPiano #parent #teacher #konzert #PianoModel

January 2, 2020 at 8:48pm

Not invented by, but rather named for Domenico Alberti, who used this device extensively in his own keyboard sonatas, the Alberti Bass is a moving figure in the bass or left hand of keyboard music, derived from a three-note chord. It is particularly common in the piano sonatas of Haydn, Mozart, Clementi, Beethoven and Schubert where one can find numerous examples of its use.

For the pianist, the challenge in playing an Alberti Bass effectively is to create a dynamic accompaniment... See More

Not invented by, but rather named for Domenico Alberti, who used this device extensively in his own keyboard sonatas, the Alberti Bass is a moving figure in the bass or left hand of keyboard music, derived from a three-note chord. It is particularly common in the piano sonatas of Haydn, Mozart, Clementi, Beethoven and Schubert where one can find numerous examples of its use.

For the pianist, the challenge in playing an Alberti Bass effectively is to create a dynamic accompaniment which sounds natural and fluid, and which also confirms the intended harmonic effect. Physically, a soft mobile wrist with some lateral rotary movement which prevent the notes sounding dry and monotonous.

#AlbertiBass #DomenicoAlberti #teacher #method #technique

December 30, 2019 at 4:36pm

How many pianos does Steinway produces in a year?

👀 Making of a Steinway in 3 mins!

Making a Steinway is a time-honoured process and somethings are better when made by hand.

#steinway #BuyPiano #teacher #parent... See More

How many pianos does Steinway produces in a year?

👀 Making of a Steinway in 3 mins!

Making a Steinway is a time-honoured process and somethings are better when made by hand.

#steinway #BuyPiano #teacher #parent #SteinwayGallerySingapore

December 29, 2019 at 4:14pm

One of Britain’s largest music exam boards has come under fire for failing to include more female composers on its piano syllabus.

Only 4.4 per cent of works in all the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) piano syllabuses over the past two decades were by women, according to new research.

An analysis of 158 pieces on this year’s piano syllabus for ABRSM graded examinations, shared with the Sunday Times, found that exam lists for grades 4 and 6 include no... See More

One of Britain’s largest music exam boards has come under fire for failing to include more female composers on its piano syllabus.

Only 4.4 per cent of works in all the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) piano syllabuses over the past two decades were by women, according to new research.

An analysis of 158 pieces on this year’s piano syllabus for ABRSM graded examinations, shared with the Sunday Times, found that exam lists for grades 4 and 6 include no female composers.

Composers are calling on exam boards to address the historic gender imbalance – especially at the more advanced grades.

#abrsm #exam #teacher #parent #syllabus

December 19, 2019 at 9:46am

Before you practise, figure out a game plan as to what you hope to accomplish by the end of each session. Set attainable goals: it is important to experience small victories along the way to build confidence and feel that you are making progress in your studies.

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Before you practise, figure out a game plan as to what you hope to accomplish by the end of each session. Set attainable goals: it is important to experience small victories along the way to build confidence and feel that you are making progress in your studies.

#teacher #parent #learning #pedagogy #method #practice

December 17, 2019 at 3:52pm

Do you know: No one knows the exact day Beethoven was born.

All we know is that he was baptised on 17 December 1770.

#DoYouKnow #beethoven #teacher #birthday... See More

Do you know: No one knows the exact day Beethoven was born.

All we know is that he was baptised on 17 December 1770.

#DoYouKnow #beethoven #teacher #birthday #mystery

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Gavin Koh

16th December is commonly accepted as Beethoven's birthday since his family and even his teacher Johann Albrechtsberger celebrated it on that day.

December 17, 2019 at 11:24pm
Gavin Koh

And Germany has come to accept this day as his birthday too... http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-12/17/... See More

And Germany has come to accept this day as his birthday too... http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-12/17/c_138636556.htm

December 17, 2019 at 11:25pm

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