Percussion - ABRSM Exam Material
The new ABRSM Percussion syllabus is available now and is valid for exams from 1 January 2020. It features a huge refresh of the repertoire with over 80 exciting, newly commissioned pieces by leading percussion composers and educationalists. Learners can immerse themselves in innovative new repertoire, which offers:
Tailored exam structure
The new syllabus offers more flexibility than ever before and learners can focus on a single subject – Snare Drum, Timpani or Tuned Percussion exams – or they can perform across all three subjects in the Percussion (Combined) exam. There are also opportunities to play pieces accompanied by both piano and percussion across all subjects, as well as pieces for multi-percussion.
New supporting publications
To accompany the new syllabus we’ve published a suite of supporting books to help learners prepare for their exams. These books cover the four percussion subjects – Snare Drum, Timpani, Tuned Percussion and Percussion (Combined) – and include:
Percussion Exam Pieces and Studies
Percussion Scales and Arpeggios