A Guide to the ABRSM Syllabus (2023 - 2024)

Chwatal – Little Playmates

ABRSM Initial Grade – A1

This short, fun piece by F. X. Chwatal is a great introduction to getting both hands working together. Just as there is give and take when playing with friends, so the melody of this piece keeps switching between the right and the left hands. Listen out for the tune, and play the chordal accompaniment more gently. Tiny wrist adjustments will help the weaker outer fingers feel comfortable and strong in the 5-finger positions.

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Resources & links

  • This piece is available for digital download individually from the ABRSM shop here or in print as part of the Piano Exam Pieces 2023 & 2024 Initial Grade publication here.
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