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Step 1


All the required material for the exam is contained within Piano Handbook 2021–2024: Step 1 (LCM).

Component 1: Exercises                                                            (25 marks)

Performance from memory of a selection of the following five-finger scales:

  • C and G major; A minor: hands separately and together

Performance of any four of the following exercises:

  • Flow

  • You Got Rhythm

  • Larkin’ About

  • Waltzing Fairy

  • Banana Milkshake

  • Big Brown Bear

  • Running Around

  • Ebony Stroll

Component 2: List A Pieces                                                      (20 marks)

Performance of any two of the following:

  • Allegro in C

  • Exploring Castle Ruins

  • Out Of This World

  • Miniature No. 1

  • The Elephant

  • Polly Put The Kettle On

Component 3: List B Pieces                                                      (40 marks)

Performance of any two of the following:

  • Study in C For Full and Brilliant Tone

  • The Jolly Farmer

  • Kittens Up A Tree

  • Ketchup

  • Hickory Dickory Dock

  • Let It Go

Component 4: Discussion Questions                                        (15 marks)

Candidates should be able to recognise and identify the following in the music performed: staff, treble clef, barlines, time signature, pitch names, and note and rest types and values.

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