Update 5th July: Listen to recordings of various pieces from the new syllabus here.
We are just one day away from the eagerly awaited ABRSM 2013-2014 revised piano syllabus. Various music shops throughout the UK will be previewing the syllabus. Jonathan Myall Music in Croydon will hold a preview on Thursday 5 July 2012 at 5.30pm. The shop is offering a 15% discount on new ABRSM piano books and an amazing 20% discount if you buy all 8 graded books. This is a great chance to socialise and chat with other teachers about the new syllabus and the music world! Free refreshments will be provided. Parking is free in the South End after 5.00pm. No need to register. 46 South End, Croydon, Surrey CR0 1DP.
The revised syllabus will be available online here once the books have been released. ABRSM’s new Piano syllabus comprises 158 newly selected pieces from a range of classical and contemporary composers. The syllabus will be supported by new Piano Exam Pieces sheet music and recordings, also to be published in July. Further support for piano teachers will be available through a series of seminars to introduce the new repertoire in late 2012.
The Piano syllabus offers a colourful range of works from a diverse array of countries including Chinese pieces at Grades 2 and 6, a piece by Venezuelan composer, Federico Ruiz at Grade 4 (his first appearance on an ABRSM syllabus), and a rare Chopin arrangement of a Polish song at Grade 3.
Preview two of the pieces from the syllabus.
Dave Stapleton’s Blue Sky Blues is on the Grade 3 syllabus and Little Peruvian Girl is on the Grade 4 syllabus. The infamous YouTuber Alan Chan has already posted a video version of these on YouTube. As always with Alan, take with a pinch of salt as his playing can be quite wooden!
Click on the books below to pre-order for delivery from the 5th of July onwards: