Classical Piano Grade 1

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The essential syllabus for the aspiring pianist. RSL Classical Piano Grade 1 will provide you with everything you need for your Grade 1 exam, including a diverse range of repertoire, a truly innovative range of supporting tests and a vast array of professionally recorded backing tracks and audio examples.

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Classical Piano Grade 1

The essential syllabus for the aspiring pianist. RSL Classical Piano Grade 1 will provide you wit...
Graded Music Exam Grade 1

Graded Music Exam: Grade 1

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Includes digital versions of the audio, notation and fact files.

  • All Is Found Track 1 of 10
  • Boogie Woogie Bear Track 2 of 10
  • Cat and Mouse Track 3 of 10
  • Jasmine Flower Track 4 of 10
  • Jupiter Track 5 of 10
  • Le Douze de Decembre Track 6 of 10
  • Minuet in G, BWV Anh. 114 Track 7 of 10
  • Orrin and Echo Track 8 of 10
  • Soldiers' March Track 9 of 10
  • The Cuckoo Track 10 of 10
  • Supporting Tests
  • List
    • Ten benchmarked arrangements covering a range of classical styles
    • Downloadable audio: easily access audio content online
    • Fact Files: composer background information
    • Walkthroughs: in-depth guidance for each arrangement


    • Technical Exercises
    • Ear Tests
    • General Musicianship Questions
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    • Gustav Holst - Jupiter
    • August Eberhardt Müller - The Cuckoo
    • Zenobia Powell Perry - Orrin and Echo
    • Robert Schumann - Soldier’s March
    • Ignatius Sancho - Le Douze de Décembre
    • Chinese Traditional - Jasmine Flower
    • from Disney’s Frozen II - All Is Found
    • Carolyn Miller - Cat and Mouse
    • Johann Sebastian Bach - Minuet in G, BWV Anh. 114
    • Anne Crosby Gaudet - Boogie Woogie Bear
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    Technical Exercises

    • Group A - Scales
    • Group B - Broken Chords
    • Group C - Technical Studies

    Unseen Tests

    • Sight Reading
    • Contemporary Improvisation & Interpretation
    • Ear Tests (Melodic Recall Test)
    • General Musicianship Questions
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    Pages 29-31

    'Minuet in G'

    The preparation notes for this piece have been updated. The performance notes remain unaffected. The complete updated preparation notes for this piece can be found in the '_errata' folder of the audio zip. (Updated 28 March 2022)

    Pages 12–13

    Orrin and Echo

    Candidates may perform the piece at a slower tempo than shown on the score. This is reflected in the example audio provided in the downloads accompanying this grade book. The given tempo is shown at the publisher’s request to present the score in its original published form.(Updated 30th March 2022)

    Page 48

    In the glossary of musical terms ('Piano Notation Explained') the entry marked 'D.S. al Fine' has been updated to read 'D.S. al Coda'. (Updated 24 July 2023)

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  • PDF sheet music
  • MP3 audio
  • Supporting tests

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Each complete digital book purchased includes:

  • 5 audio downloads
  • 3 sheet music downloadsThis means if you misplace your content, or if your download times-out, you’ll still have plenty of attempts to download your content.

Purchase Options

1. Hard Copy

The hard copy or paperback version can be purchased from our shop for shipping to the UK. Orders for shipping to other countries can be placed via www.musicroom.com. The paperback version includes everything you need for your exam in one essential book, including sheet music, a code for access to MP3 audio and complete supporting tests.

2. Digital Download (where applicable)

Digital downloads is the most popular way of purchasing and downloading a Rockschool book, track or supporting test. Rockschool digital book downloads come complete with PDF sheet music, MP3 audio and supporting tests for instant accessibility on all your favourite devices.

Note: Digital sheet music is stamped with your email address and order number.

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