ABRSM, the international examinations board and music publisher, announced two new publications for piano students on 4 April 2019.
Piano Star Theory presents theory activities for beginners, covering note values, rests, pitches, dynamics, accidentals, time signatures and more. With short pieces to sing, clap and play, it makes links throughout to practical music-making and puts theory in context, helping to develop a pupil’s understanding of musical notation, while building aural awareness and boosting their confidence as young musicians.
More Piano Sight-Reading provides additional sight-reading practice material to support the current ABRSM Piano syllabus. It is available for Grades 1-8 and each book contains sample practice tests and preparatory exercises which aim to build skills and increase confidence. There are no changes to the current sight-reading requirements and ABRSM’s existing piano specimen sight-reading tests are still valid.