Syllabus Overview

Piano/Keyboard Grade 3

Piano

6-8 months

Goals

  • Certification : Finish a certificate course, and take an exam with Trinity College London.
    For more details on the exam, visit Trinity College London's Piano Page.

  • Performance : Prepare for competitions/stage performances/events based on your level of skill. When you're ready, record at the studio.

  • Social Playing : Learn techniques that you can use, on popular pieces/songs at this level, to play along with friends, etc., at social events and gatherings.

Concepts Covered

Finger Technique ONE  : ​

  • Five finger patterns in 16th-notes

  • Preparation for Trills

  • Impulses

  • Keyboard Topography with black keys

  • Extension to the octave

  • Octave slurs

  • Blocked octaves

  • Extension between fingers

  • Chromatic scales

  • Chromatic block chords

  • Preparation for scales

  • Two notes slurs

  • Finger independence

  • Simultaneous voicing

  • Embellishments

  • Repeated sixths

  • Introduction to canons

  • Chord triads and inversions in blocked and melodic forms

  • Chord progressions

  • Accompaniment patterns

Finger Technique TWO (60 exercises) :

  • Trills

  • Crescendo and Decrescendo

  • 6 8 Time-Signature

  • Chromatics on two octaves similar and contrary motion

  • Arpeggios

  • finger independence

  • Figured bass positions for 5 3, 6 4, 6 3

  • Off-beat 8ths

  • Quick cross-overs

  • Triplets , Quadruplets (quartole), Quintuplet (quintolet/ pentuplet)

  • Reading interchangeable clefs

  • Pedalling

  • Tremolo

  • Chord Inversions

  • Accidental slurs

  • Off-beat 16ths

  • Diminished arpeggios

Sight Reading (24 exercises) : 

Rhythm Reading (10 exercises) :

Improvisation Technique :

Comping 

Exam Syllabus*

  • Pieces

  • Exercises

  • Musical Knowledge

  • Scales

  • Arpeggios

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