Sheffield's Holistic Music Educators

Supporting materials

Please download and use these free resources to help improve your knowledge, technique, practising and performance skills.

HELP WITH AURAL TESTS


​These notes are to help with preparing for the final test in ABRSM Grades 5 to 8, in which candidates are expected to recognise and discuss elements of historical styles.
Don't worry if you don't understand everything straight away! Your teacher will guide you through them so that you know what is important at each level.

 

 

 

 

 

FOR PIANISTS

Posture & Practice

 

Finger-strengthening Exercises

 

Using the Sustain Pedal

 

Scale practice chart - Grade 5

 

 

Scale practice chart - Grade 6

 

 

Scale practice chart - Grade 7

 

Scale practice chart - Grade 8

FOR VIOLINISTS & VIOLISTS

Explaining the instrument

 

 

 

Notes for the early stages...

 

 

...and accompanying pictures

 

 

 

Notes on holding the bow...

 

 

...and accompanying pictures

 

 

 

Learning to use vibrato

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