A Guide to the ABRSM Syllabus (2023 - 2024)

Diane Hidy - Jinx (from Mean Little Monsters)

ABRSM Initial Grade – C3

This piece explores a wide range of the keyboard, moving from the bass register in the introduction to the high treble by the time we reach the coda (the four-note motive highlighting the sinister interval of the tritone, or augmented 4th). In the main part of the piece, the left hand stays in one spot while the right hand bounces above and then below, providing an excellent opportunity for the beginner to develop coordination between the hands.

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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.
  • A studio license for the full set of three pieces in Diany Hidy's Mean Little Monsters collection can be purchased here.

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