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Practical Session 1 Update - Philippines

We appreciate how much the cancellation of our exams has affected learners And we are working hard on solutions to ensure learners can gain their qualifications at the earliest opportunity.

However, on the basis of official and local advice we will be cancelling Session 1 Practical exams scheduled for October-December. Our Representative will provide further guidance in due course. We are very sorry for the impact on teachers and candidates and we will continue to monitor the situation. Thank you for your loyalty and support while these restrictions remain in place.

We will be gradually rolling out remotely-assessed Performance Grades https://gb.abrsm.org/en/performancegrades/ internationally and will share exam dates and booking periods soon.

Music Theory Exam update – session one

On the basis of government advice, we are cancelling the Music Theory exams due to take place later in 2020. We are sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your ongoing loyalty and support.

For all press and media enquiries please contact Jon Flinn on 07811 397122

or email [email protected]

ABRSM releases new resources for singers

2 years ago


ABRSM has today (26 October) expanded its Songbook Series with the addition of five Songbook Plus books for Grades 1 to 5. Complementing the existing Songbooks, the five new books contain a diverse selection of songs, from core classics to songs from stage and screen. They Include fresh new arrangements, newly commissioned editions and English singing translations, plus notes on the songs to aid practice and performance. The books give teachers and candidates access to even more ABRSM repertoire in one place and songs from both the Songbook and Songbook Plus series feature on the ABRSM Singing Syllabus from 2018. The Songbook Plus books are available online from www.abrsm.org/songbooks or from local music retailers. Prices range from £8.95 to £10.95.

Practice app

ABRSM will also add to its Practice Partner series with an app for singing. The app is a useful motivational tool for students to use in lessons or practice sessions, and will be available for Grades 1 to 5. Singing Practice Partner allows users to transpose all 66 piano accompaniments from the new Songbook Plus series into all 12 keys and practice at a tempo that suits them. The Singing Practice Partner app is available to download for free, with in-app purchases of the accompaniment tracks on both Apple and Android devices.
www.abrsm.org/singingpracticepartner

Audio downloads

All 66 piano accompaniments from the new Songbook Plus series are available to download in the published key from www.abrsmdownloads.org, iTunes or Google Play. To find out more about the ABRSM Singing Syllabus from 2018, visit www.abrsm.org/singing2018

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