ABRSM Piano Practice Partner

ABRSM Piano Practice Partner

By The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (Publishing) Limited

Score: 4
From 39 Ratings


The OFFICIAL ABRSM Piano Practice Partner is a simple way to make practising pieces for your ABRSM exam more musical, enjoyable and rewarding. It is useful for anyone learning or teaching pieces from the ABRSM Piano Syllabus 2017 & 2018 or 2015 & 2016. "… immeasurably valuable for learning new repertoire … the app is brilliantly easy to navigate and inviting to use." BBC Music Magazine Let 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. • Personalise it! Choose from over 20 different hands to customise your Practice Partner. • Improve your control and general piano technique, helping you to become a more fluent pianist. • Improve your sense of pulse! Using the unique guide function to help you count rests and tempo adjustments. • 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. Piano Practice Partner comes with 3 Examples of music from Grades 1, 5 and 7 of the NEW ABRSM Piano Exam Pieces 2017 & 2018. In app you may purchase: • Grade selections All 9 pieces from the 2017 & 2018 ABRSM Piano Exam Pieces book for Grade 1-8 (or Grades 1-3 2015 & 2016) • Individual pieces Any individual piece from the 2017 & 2018 ABRSM Piano Exam Pieces Grade 1-8 books. ABRSM ABRSM is the leading authority on musical assessment. More than 600,000 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.



  • Disappointed

    By Lesley and Tilly
    No alternative pieces. Two of my grade 5 pieces are from the alternative section A4 & C4. Disappointing...
  • Okish

    By Disney fox
    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.
  • Great

    By Mattuk99
    Already helped me master a tricky phrase in my grade 3 in a really short time. Definitely speeds up learning.Please add grade 4.
  • Lullaby

    By Angel 200802
    Hi: My daughter is going to have grade 2 exam soon, I just bought the grade 2 selection pieces and listened the piece, I listened a few times Lullaby and felt a faulty on the 38 seconds of the piece, do not know if it is a mistake or not just did not feel right! Could the developer double checked the piece and if it is wrong could you please change it as it will influence children's pratise!
  • Doesn't work

    By DarrenD6
    Nice idea if it worked. No response from developers to rectify the bugs I've been experiencing so will try to get my money back. Don't spend money on this.
  • Glitchy

    By Timothy riley
    Great idea. Doesn't work properly on my admittedly fairly old mark 2 I pad. Similar issues on my I phone 5s. Jumps about. Count in feature refuses to switch off. In particular the freezing and jumping even on a newish I phone make it a rather useless. When the software company make it work properly it will be great. I see no issue with paying £6 per grade for the pieces. That's £2 a piece.
  • First glance looks very useful

    By Ben Tompsett
    This could be a fantastic app for students but there ought to be an option to buy single pieces as students learning one piece from each list won't feel it good value to buy all nine. Otherwise excellent!
  • Too fast

    By D.t. T
    Even the slowest speed is far too fast for meaningful practice. You might as well play along to the cd. I feel I've wasted my money.
  • Could be better

    By Fubar2097
    This is a useful practice aid but it could be better. The ability to set loop markers is a good feature but the UI is almost impossible to use, please please fix it so you can enter bar numbers. Also the guide track isn't always present meaning it's easy to lose time in sections where only one hand plays - how about a metronome option? And for the cost of the IAPs how about dedicating some of the screen to a video showing a keyboard view for fingering? So overall this is pretty primitive compared to something like Piano Marvel but you're limited if you want something ABRSM specific I guess.
  • Excellent

    By Cameo999
    What a simple idea to help practice. This is so 'handy' for learning the ABRSM pieces one hand at a time…and you can slow them down too.