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We have years of experience using and testing educational books for a range of instruments. We only recommend books that we have used ourselves and that we can confidently vouch for.

All the best books out there have been collected here for you so that you don’t have to search for hours on end to find good material.

This page is constantly updated when we discover new treasures and to include the latest releases from ABRSM’s graded exams.

We have done our best to provide accurate and up-to-date information on each individual product below. Please note that there are more options for learning the required syllabus than we have included on this page. We have included books that we personally recommend. If there is something regarding the exams or syllabus you’re not sure about, please check ABRSM’s website. You can also contact us and we will do our best to advise you.

ABRSM now offers two different exams (scroll down to the bottom of this page for more info). They both give you equal amounts of UCAS points which can be used in university or college applications in the UK. Please note that it’s only grades 6-8 which can give you UCAS points.

Books for intermediate players

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Everything you need for the ABRSM grade 5 exam

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Info about ABRSM exams

This is the traditional exam form that ABRSM has been using for years. These exams consist of 3 pieces, scales and arpeggios, sight-reading and aural tests.

This is a new type of exam that ABRSM introduced in 2020. You only need to prepare 4 pieces for these exams – 3 pieces from ABRSM’s syllabus list and 1 additional piece that you source yourself. In these exams, there is more focus on the performance as a whole, and the choice of your pieces carry some weight towards the final mark.