I am delighted that I have recently been appointed an examiner with ABRSM. This will involve
examining all the grades, from Grade 1 to ARSM level, on all the instruments. However, electronic
keyboard exams still have to be taken with Trinity as the ABRSM exams do not cover keyboard. I’m
looking forward to a new challenge after writing the Keysurfers series.
Hot off the press, Keysurfers book 3 has now arrived! This book is Intermediate level and would be a useful book to use alongside the Trinity Guildhall Grade 3 exam book. Using an additional book helps to re-enforce the work covered in the exams, extends a person’s repertoire, and not least, relieves the monotony of solely working towards exams! Continue reading “Keysurfers 3 – Intermediate level keyboard tuition”
Keysurfers 2 builds on the skills learnt in book 1. It covers the scales and key signatures needed to take Grade 1 and is a great book to learn along side the Trinity Grade 1 exam book. It explains compound time, dotted crotchet/quaver rhythms, semiquavers and syncopation. Continue reading “About Keysurfers 2”
There are many different makes and sizes of electronic keyboard, each with different features. Ideally, 5 octaves and 61 full sized keys is a good size keyboard for a beginner and the minimum requirement to fully benefit from the pieces in Keysurfers, would be 49 full sized keys and 4 octaves. Continue reading “Selecting a suitable keyboard for beginners”