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The ABRSM Piano Exam Pieces Grade 6 book contains 9 selected pieces from the grade 6 piano exam syllabus for you to choose from, and other useful information about what is required for your grade 6 exam.
ABRSM grade 6 piano pieces
The ABRSM Piano Exam Pieces Grade 6 book contains 9 selected pieces from the 2013-14 ABRSM piano grade 6 exam syllabus, covering a wide range of styles, including cool and challenging pieces such as Schumann’s ‘Fürchtenmachen (Frightening)’, Rebello’s Jazz piece ‘A wise Bud’ and Berkeley’s lively ‘Allegro’, which shifts between 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 quaver beats in a bar! There are 3 pieces from each of the lists A, B and C in the ABRSM Piano Exam Pieces Grade 6 book - you have to choose one from each list for your grade 6 ABRSM practical exam. Most students just choose pieces from this book for their ABRSM exam, however there is also a list of alternative pieces to choose from in the front of the book. This 2013-2014 syllabus is valid from 1 January 2013 until the end of the spring 2015 exam period in the UK, and until 31 December 2015 in all other countries. Recordings of all the grade 6 pieces are available as part of the ABRSM Grade 6 Piano Book with CD or on a separate CD.
Other requirements and tips
This ABRSM Grade 6 Piano Exam Pieces book includes brief notes on each piece and its composer and translations of non-English titles, to help you put the pieces into their musical context. The ABRSM Piano Exam Pieces Grade 6 book is clearly printed, and the manuscript is consistently marked with editor’s fingerings, dynamics, articulation, metronome marks and performance directions, and there is also a handy list of grade 6 scales and arpeggios you will need to know in the front, and the covers have a cool new design.
The sections of your exam
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1 J. S. Bach Invention No. 14 in Bb, BWV 785
2 J. L. Dussek Rondo: 2nd movt from Sonatina in Eb, Op. 19 No. 6
3 J. C. Kellner Fugue: No. 2 from Six Fugues
1 Brahms Waltz in Ab: No. 15 from Waltzes, Op. 39
2 Granados Danza de la rosa (Dance of the Rose): No. 3 from Escenas poéticas, Series 1
3 Schumann Fürchtenmachen (Frightening): No. 11 from Kinderscenen, Op. 15 (observing repeats)
1 L. Berkeley Allegro: No. 5 from Five Short Pieces, Op. 4
2 Jason Rebello A Wise Bud
3 Trad. Chinese, arr. Zhang Zhao Jingpo shan ge (Jingpo Folksong)