All profit supporting special needs music education and Help Musicians

Exams ABRSM Jazz Sax Vs Trinity College Jazz Sax

lennieh

I know nothing...
Messages
44
Locality
Epsom
Does anyone have thoughts about the relative merits of the syllabuses (syllabi?).

I'm not really interested in exams/qualifications, but find the structure of a well thought out syllabus helpful in guiding my learning/studying

I've been using ABRSM level 1 & 2 books & CD, and the great advantage seems to be that you can buy just one book/CD for the pieces in each grade, whereas for the Trinity stuff you'd have to buy tons of books to get all the pieces to try out...

On the other hand the Trinity stuff looks interesting, a bit different in that you get to play solo etudes/exercises, and longer non-improvised pieces too..
 

Young Col

Well-Known Member
Messages
2,420
Locality
Coulsdon, London/Surrey
The exam set pieces are in a variety of sheet music publications for ABRSM, just as for Trinity. For the new ABRSM syllabus (starting from this month) they do demo CDs of the lot or you can download a selection in MP3 for a deal (eg £2.50 for 5, 2 with and without accompaniment plus a solo piece).

ABRSM have a solo study at each grade. It's in section C of the syllabus.

Trinity have some more flexibility in how you put the elements together for some sections.
 

ArtyLady

Well-Known Member
Messages
1,028
Locality
Essex
The exam set pieces are in a variety of sheet music publications for ABRSM, just as for Trinity. For the new ABRSM syllabus (starting from this month) they do demo CDs of the lot or you can download a selection in MP3 for a deal (eg £2.50 for 5, 2 with and without accompaniment plus a solo piece).

ABRSM have a solo study at each grade. It's in section C of the syllabus.

Trinity have some more flexibility in how you put the elements together for some sections.

For ABRSM Jazz they are in one book with a CD, you choose one piece from each of the 3 sections.
 

Young Col

Well-Known Member
Messages
2,420
Locality
Coulsdon, London/Surrey
Whoops major error. Just realised that Lennie is asking about jazz syllabi (I did latin at school!). What I said is right for the non-jazz ones though - for what it's worth!
 

Members online

Popular Discussions

London
Paris
New York
Los Angeles
Sydney
Moscow
New Delhi
Top Bottom