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The OFFICIAL ABRSM Piano Practice Partner is a simple way to make practising your ABRSM Exam pieces more musical, enjoyable and rewarding.

"… immeasurably valuable for learning new repertoire … the app is brilliantly easy to navigate and inviting to use." BBC Music Magazine

Let Piano Practice Partner play one hand while you play the other as you learn.

Use the ABRSM Piano Practice Partner to:
• Practise each hand separately to improve your fluency – focus on your left hand technique while Practice Partner plays the right hand, for example.
• Make practice more musical and enjoyable by having a virtual partner to play along with.
• Improve your control and general piano technique, helping you to become a more fluent pianist.
• Slow down or speed up the music to a tempo that suits you, for slow careful practice.
• Set loops to repeat parts of your piece if you need to focus on one section.
• Learn to memorise your music for more secure performances.
• Personalise it! Choose from over 20 different hands to customise your Practice Partner.

Piano Practice Partner comes with 3 Examples of music from Grades Initial, 5 and 7 of the NEW ABRSM Piano Exam Pieces 2021 & 2022.

In app you may purchase:
• Grade selections
- All pieces from the 2021 & 2022 ABRSM Piano Exam Pieces books for Grades Initial – 8.
• Individual pieces
- Any individual piece from the 2021 & 2022 ABRSM Piano Exam Pieces books for Grades Initial – 8.

The following pieces from earlier ABRSM syllabuses are also available to purchase in-app:

• 2019 & 2020 syllabus
- All pieces from the ABRSM Piano Exam Pieces books for Grades 1-8.
- All other (alternative) pieces from the ABRSM Piano Syllabus for Grades 1-8.

• 2017 & 2018 syllabus
- All pieces from the ABRSM Piano Exam Pieces books for Grades 1-8.

• 2015 & 2016 syllabus
- All pieces from the ABRSM Piano Exam Pieces books for Grades 1-3.
- All other (alternative) pieces from the ABRSM Piano Syllabus for Grades 1-3.

Please note that it is not possible to use standard audio files or CD recordings with Piano Practice Partner. Piano Practice Partner uses custom file formats that provide separate playback of left- and right-hand parts. This content is more feature-rich and uses very different technology to standard audio files. It is therefore only possible to buy these specialised Practice Partner pieces from within the app via in-app purchase.

ABRSM
ABRSM is the leading authority on musical assessment. More than 650,000 candidates, in over 90 countries, take our exams every year.

Our mission
To set standards in providing the highest quality music exams, services and resources, which engage and sustain ever more teachers and learners, enabling us to increase our support for music education.

What’s New

Version 4.0

- Added pieces from the NEW 2021-2022 ABRSM Exam pieces books, including the NEW Initial Grade
- Interface updates
- New icon
- Added push notifications

Ratings and Reviews

2.9 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Disney fox ,

Okish

The actual action of playing the piece is fine but since I have moved up to grade 4 it won't let me purchase B2. Myself and my parents have tried to purchase it but it just won't let me and when ever you try to press the cost it takes me to the info page. Apart from that though it did help me master the pieces from my grade 3 so over all not too shabby.

Developer Response ,

Hi Disney fox,

If you are still experiencing a problem please email practicepartner@abrsm.ac.uk so we can assist you.

LizDaniel ,

Slower tempo and include the beats per min

A helpful app but it would be better if there was slower tempos available. I know the tempo can be changed with the wheel setting/icon - but even the slowest are very fast when you are learning. And please indicate on the wheel what beats per min each setting equates to - then users would know how close they are to playing at the suggested speed for a piece. At the moment I think some of the speeds would be much too fast- but the app gives no info.

SG007111 ,

Nearly There, But Not Quite.

I have used this app on my IPhone 6s for a few years. The App is almost there, with a few outstanding hiccups. The problem I experience is one of setting the sliders to listen to a section of music. The sliders are somewhat hit and miss, and some pieces fail to play the selected section correctly.

All in all it is a good app, although it’s a shame that the developers for ABRSM have not robustly sorted one of the basic requirements out.

I don’t recall having this issue with the earlier versions.

Please note that it might not be an issue on a newer phone or tablet.

I would give it 5 Stars if it were not for this issue.

Information

Provider
The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (Publishing) Limited
Size
73.9 MB
Category
Education
Compatibility

Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Languages

English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese

Age Rating
4+
Copyright
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. Grade 1 selection 2015 & 2016 £8.99
  2. Grade 2 selection 2015 & 2016 £8.99
  3. Grade 3 selection 2015 & 2016 £8.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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