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A Comparative View of the Traditional Pianoforte Syllabus and the Piano for Leisure Syllabus

SYLLABUS

PIANOFORTE

NUMBER OF
PIECES

3 pieces for
Prelim’

TECHNICAL
WORK

Extensive

INCLUSION
OF;
*MODERN
MUSIC
*IMPROVISATION
*OWN WORK
No

4 pieces for
Grade 1

CHOICE OF
MUSIC
GENRE
AND
USE OF
BACKING
TRACKS
Traditional
music genre
is set by the
AMEB

REQUIRED
PRACTICE
TIME

Heavy
commitment

AURAL/ORAL
SECTION TO
EXAM

Yes- Compulsary

SIGHT-READING
SECTION TO
EXAM

YesCompulsary

GENERAL
KNOWLEDGE
SECTION TO EXAM

YesCompulsary

Pass in Grade 2
Theory for Grade 6
Practical
Pass in Grade 3
Theory for Grade 7
Practical

Backing
Tracks are
not permitted

6 pieces for
Grades 2-6

PREREQUISITES
REQUIRED

Pass in Grade 4
Theory for Grade 8
Practical
PIANO FOR
LEISURE

3 pieces for
all grades

Moderate

Yes

Free choice
of music
genre
Backing
Tracks are
permitted

Moderate
comittment

OPTION A

 OPTION B

YesCompulsary

None