Piano ABRSM Grade1 Programme (16 Lessons)
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Who this course is for:
This course is for those aiming for excellence and planning to takeup ABRSM Grade 1 Exam.Interactive, friendly and Intensive tuition from a professional pianist. The teacher will ensure that every participant receives advice and attention. Below is the well-planned program details to learn the secret of playing the Piano. The possibilities are endless!
PIANO Course progression: Beginners’ programme -> Intermediate Level Programme-> Intensive Practice Course-> ABRSM Initial Grade preparation course. -> Intensive Practice Course -> ABRSM GRADE1 ->Intensive Practice Course
Please Note: You can join HUNARly Courses by following the course’s progression path or you can also contact us to take an assessment for that level to directly enroll for it.
Below is the 16 Week Agenda:
Objective of this program is to teach students the content of ABRSM Grade 1 material.
The ABRSM Grade 1 Exam consists of 4 section:
1. Songs: Students are required to play 3 songs – one from List A, List B and List C respectively
2. Scales and arpeggios
3. Sight Reading – Candidates will be asked to play a short unaccompanied piece of music which they have not seen before. They will be given half a minute to look through and, if they wish, try out all or any part of the test before they are asked to play it for assessment.
4. Aural Test – 4 sections in aural test: (a) To clap the pulse of a piece played by the examiner, and to identify whether it is in two time or three time (2) To sing as ‘echoes’ three phrases played by the examiner (c) To identify where a change in pitch occurs during a phrase played by the examiner. (d) To answer a question about two features of the piece played by examiner
– Explain the breakdown of the ABRSM Grade 1 Exam
– Introduce C major Scale and G major Scale hands separately
– Learn List A song hands separately
– Review C major Scale & G major scale hands separately, then learn to play them hands together
– Continuing with the List A song hands separately, if students are ready, I will teach them how to play two hands together
– Introduce the idea of sight reading (the idea of being able to read music and play on the spot) and give each student a passage to sight read
– Review C and G major hands together, then introduce C contrary motion scale
– Review List A piece and polish it (work on the musicality, the dynamics of the song etc). Ask students to use metronome if needed
– Introduce the list B piece, and learn it hands separately
– More sight-reading training
– Introduce one of the 4 components of the aural test (4a as listed above: the idea of being able to clap the pulse of a piece played by the examiner and to identify whether it is in two or three time)
– Review C and G major scale hands together as well as C contrary motion scale.
– New scale this week is F major scale (learn it hands separately) and A harmonic minor scale
– Polish list A piece
– Continuing learning List B piece, depends on the students’ progress, we could potentially learn it hands together
– More Sight-Reading Practice
– More aural test training on (a), then introduce the aural test training (b), which is the idea of being able to sing as ‘echoes’ three phrases played by the examiner
– Learn F major scales hands together
– Review List A and List B piece again and help students practice
– Continue learning List B piece hands together
– Sight read training
– Aural test training on (a) and (b)
– Review all scales so far, then new this week is D harmonic minor scale
– Depends on the students’ ability, we might be able to start List C piece today, hands separately
– Polish list A piece and continuing learning list B piece. I will ask each individual students to play their piece in front of their peers and ask everyone to give comments & feedback.
– Sight reading practice
– Review all scales. New this week is G major arpeggios hands separately
– Learn List C piece hands separately
– Bring up the speed of the List A and List B piece.
– Lesson 8
Sight Reading Practice
– Introduce aural test component ‘c’ – the idea of identifying where a change in pitch occurs during a phrase played by the examiner
– Review all scales and arpeggios. New this week is A minor arpeggios hands separately
– Review List A & B piece, keeps polishing them
– Lesson 10
Learn List C piece hands together if students are ready. If not, keep reviewing and practicing hands separately with them
– Sight Reading Practice
– Review aural test component ‘c’
– Now that all scales and arpeggios are done, I will randomly pick 2 scales for each students to play in class as review
– Keep polishing List A and B piece
– Lesson 12
Continuing learning List C piece hands together, work on the details
– Sight reading practice
– Review aural test component ‘a’ ‘b’ ‘c’
– Picking random scales and arpeggios for students to play in class to see if they remember them
– Continuing learning list C piece, polish it
– Lesson 14
Sight reading practice
– Introduce aural test component ‘d’ – where students need answer a question about two features of the piece played by examiner
Lesson 15 & 16
– Big review and mock test
Every Lesson at HUNARly is great learning, please set a reminder for the dates and timings of the Online Programme so that the child does not miss on the subject. We start our lessons on time, so make sure to join the link a few minutes before the class starts.
Here are a few key things that help to easily acquire knowledge for your child and a few things that delay the learning process:
Under the ‘Learning Portal Tab’, you can see the notes listed for the lessons, but we recommend the children to practice only what is completed in the class, and not to rush for lessons ahead.
The teacher can sometimes go slow or go ahead in the curriculum depending on the session’s progress. So please practice only what is taught in the class and use the curriculum notes only as a reference to practice.
All the Best for the lessons ahead and enjoy the programme!
- Lectures 3
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 1hour per class. Total 16 Lessons
- Skill level ABRSM Grade 1
- Language English
- Students 1
- Assessments Yes