Edited by Angela Turner
Exploring Grade One features pieces with a rich and varied range of styles to engage the imagination and ear, and to develop specific techniques and musicianship.
This collection encompasses solo and duet pieces in both classical and popular styles. Selections are primarily based in keys that closely match exam syllabi technical work for this grade, helping to make connections between repertoire and technical work. A range of modes and other scales (such as whole tone and pentatonic) are encountered through the pieces.
A range of exploratory extension tasks link to the repertoire, including:
• analytical-based explorations (such as identifying intervals, patterns, structures and historical context);
• improvisation (based upon concepts within the piece, helping to support understanding and creativity away from the page).
Exploring Grade One is packed with exciting repertoire and learning experiences, ideal for teaching, learning, performance and exam preparation. It is compatible with both traditional and leisure/contemporary exam syllabi. Access to recorded performances are included.