Friday, 8 July 2011

New Music This Week, 08/07/11

This week has been dominated by the release of the new 2012-2015 ABRSM violin syllabus.

This includes new pieces, scales and sight reading tests from 2012. Here is the exam materials section, there are several pages as the old books are still there for a few more months.

A new development on the website is cross links, so you will find other books relating to the same grade whenever you click on one of the new 2012 books. I've wanted to do this for a while, but this is the first time I've been able to provide this kind of linkage. They also link to repertoire pieces, not just exam books. I hope it makes shopping much easier.

In addition to this, ABRSM has also published new scales and sight reading books for cello, double bass and viola. These are also valid from 2012.

Other new titles:

West Side Story - piano arrangement

Bernstein for Piano - collected works, some never published before

Bernstein Broadway Songs -easy arrangements of well know Bernstein songs

That's it for this week, after adding all the new string books over the last few days, I'm off to put my feet up for a bit!

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