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Piano

Grades

Level 1 (Preliminary - Grade 4), Level 2 (Grade 5  - Grade 8), Certificate of Performance) and Level 3 (Associate - Licentiate diplomas). 

Syllabus

Printed in the Manual of Syllabuses and available as a digital download.

2019 Piano Syllabus

 

Grade Books

Piano Series 18 and Piano Series 17 grade books accompany the current 2019 Piano syllabus from Preliminary to Grade 8 and Preliminary to Grade 7, respectively. In addition, Piano Australian anthology and Piano Studies and Baroque works may be used to provide works for examination in the stated lists.

The old Piano Syllabus last published in 2018 is valid for examination until the end of 2020. The grade books that accompany this syllabuse include Piano Series 17Piano Series 16 and Piano Series 15. In addition, Piano Australian anthology and Piano Studies and Baroque works may be used to provide works for examination in the stated lists. This 2018 Piano syllabus is available to download for free here

 

Learn more about the new Piano Series 18.

 

Technical Work

Candidates should consult Piano Technical Work,which contains all of the technical work and exercises for all grades.

Piano Series 16 Technical Work Book

Sight Reading

Candidates should consult Piano Sight Reading, which contains exercises in sight reading suitable to prepare candidates for this section of the examination.

Piano Series Sight Reading

Recording & Handbooks

Piano Series 17 Recording & HandbooksPiano Series 16 Recording & Handbooks and Piano Series 15 Recording & Handbooks include recordings of grade book repertoire and information suitable to prepare candidates for the general knowledge section of the examination.

  Piano Series 16 Recording & Handbooks 

Digital Recordings

Piano recordings are now available from digital music outlets such as iTunes or Google Play. Digital recordings can be purchased as full albums or as individual tracks. 

 

Piano digital recordings are available for: 

Series 14  P  1  2  3  4  5  6  7   
Series 15 P 1 2 3 4 5 6 7  
Series 16 P 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 
Series 17 P 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

 

 

 

Publication Corrections

  • Piano Series 17, pg. 80, bars 32-33, and pg. 81, bars 46-47. See corrected pages.
  • Piano Series 17, Preliminary, pg. 13, James Hook lived 1746 - 1827.
  • Piano Series 17, Grade 7, pg. 8, bar 9. See corrected page
  • Piano Series 16, First grade, pg. 28, bar 10. See corrected page
  • Piano Series 16, Third grade, pg. 21, bar 27. See corrected page
  • Piano Series 16, Third grade, pg. 30, bar 7. See corrected page
  • Piano Series 16, Fourth grade, pg. 27, bar 17, 19. See corrected page
  • Piano Series 16, Fifth grade, pg. 62, tempo. See corrected page
  • Piano Series 16, Eighth grade, pg. 12-13, bar 10, 19. See corrected pages
  • Piano Series 16, Recording & Handbooks, Glossary, Da capo aria 'Popular in the first half of the seventeenth century...'
  • Piano Series 16, Eighth grade R&H, pg. 15, context. corrected page
  • Piano Series 16, Recording & Handbook, Third and Fourth grade, Princesse lointaine, bar 20, artist plays b natural rather than b flat

More Information

For more information regarding piano examination, teaching and study including topics such as extra list pieces, digital pianos and technical work presentation view our FAQs.