Product Description by our Music Experts
The ABRSM Grade 1 Piano Scales & Broken Chords book contains all the scales and broken chords that you will need to know for your ABRSM piano grade 1 exam.
Everything you need for your ABRSM grade 1 Piano scales test
As part of your ABRSM grade 1 piano exam, you will be asked to play some piano scales from memory. The ABRSM Grade 1 Piano Scales book contains all the scales and broken chords you will need to know for your exam, along with a useful information page at the front of the book about: the benefits of practising scales, useful information about pitch, tempo, fingering, and how you will be tested/what the examiner will be looking for on the day of your grade 1 piano exam. All of the scales in the ABRSM Grade 1 Piano Scales and Broken Chords book are printed in appropriate time and key signatures, with (optional) fingering suggestions:
- Scales (similar motion) in C, G, D & F majors and A & D minors (natural or harmonic or melodic at candidate’s choice), hands separately, L.H. may, at candidate’s choice, be played descending and ascending, 2 octaves. Natural minor scales are not in this book but are available to download from ABRSM’s website.
- Contrary-motion scale inC major, hands beginning on the key-note (in unison), 1 octave
- Broken chords in C, G and F majors, A & D minors, hands separately
- Contrary motion scale in C major, one octave
The sections of your ABRSM grade 1 exam
Your ABRSM grade 1 piano exam is made up of four sections: a short test of these scales and broken chords (in this ABRSM Grade 1 Piano Scales and Broken Chords book), three pieces chosen by you from the ABRSM Piano Grade 1 pieces book, sight-reading, and aural tests. For more info about ABRSM exams, please visit our ABRSM exams guide!
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