Musicianship Grade 6 Resources

Recommended recordings, suggested listening, extra reading and video links

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Grade 6 of AMEB Musicianship has set works to study, and explore various aspects of music history. These include the piano music of Chopin, Schumann and Debussy, and chamber music for strings, piano and woodwind. These are some resources to help you with your study.

Resources for Musicianship Grade 6

Set Works: Recommended Recordings

Old set works (if you purchased an exam before end of 2019)
  • Brahms: Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 60, 1st movt, Marc-Andre Hamelin & Leopold String Trio, Hyperion, 2006
  • Debussy: Preludes 1-6 from Preludes, Book I: Francois-Joel Thiollier, Naxos, 1998:
    •      1. Danseuses de Delphes
    •      2. Voiles
    •      3. Le vent dans la plaine
    •      4. ‘Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l’air du soir’
    •      5. Les collines d’Anacapri
    •      6. Des pas sur la neige
New set works (2020 onwards)
  • Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat major op. 44, 1st movt, Quatuor Schumann and Gyula Stuller, Aeon, 2008
  • Chopin: Nocturnes Nos. 1, 2 and 3 op. 15, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Decca, 1997

Suggested Listening

  • Chamber Music: 50 of the Best (same album as in 5th Grade), Naxos, 2011
  • Schumann Piano Works, Wilhelm Kempff, Deutsche Grammophon, 2010
  • Chopin: Piano Favourites, Idil Biret, Naxos, 1995
  • Debussy: Piano Works, Roger Woodward, ABC, 1997

Analysis of Set Works

YouTube Videos: Woodwind Techniques

These videos demonstrate the various woodwind techniques studied in Grade 5.



More resources on various topics

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Susan Deas is a professional musician, lecturer and teacher. She has been teaching piano and music theory for over twenty years, and is accredited in both Piano and Musicianship. Her training includes a Bachelor of Music with a major in Performance (Piano) and Musicology, a Master of Music Studies (Studio Pedagogy), a Bachelor of Arts (Communications), and an A.Mus.A in Musicianship. Susan also lectures in music theory and music appreciation for Sydney University’s Centre for Continuing Education, WEA Sydney and at other venues. She performs professionally as a pianist and organist, as well as giving professional development workshops and lessons to private music teachers. Susan is on the Council of the Music Teachers’ Association of NSW.

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