The ABRSM Practice Notebook

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Publisher: ABRSM Publishing
Format: Books | Theory
A practice book for those preparing for ABRSM examinations, practical or theory. Includes pages for lesson timetables and notes, a practice diary, and top tips on improving how you practice and prepare for Associated Board exams.

The AB Practice Notebook is perfect for those working at grades 1-4 of any instrument.


  • A whole year's lesson notes
  • End of year report
  • Essential theory
  • Holiday practice diary
  • Lesson timetable
  • Shopping list
  • Top tips from tip-top musicians
  • Top tips on practising and preparing for exams
ISBN: 9781860969300
Published on: 11 August 2008
No of pages: 104
Language: English
Catalogue No: 9781860969300

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      Scores 8.3 out of 10 based on 10 reviews
      8 out of 10


      Harpenden GB
      Well organised notebook. The piano teacher liked it so all good!
      Reviewer left no comment
      Confirmed purchase: 23 November 2015
      Published on: 08 December 2015
      9 out of 10


      Lincolnshire GB Working mum of two
      Good little book for young music learners.
      Plenty of room to write notes.
      Helps to encourage practice.
      I like the hints and tips and quirky little comments, but I don't think my 9 year old even notices those!
      The cover is a bit "busy"
      It makes it a bit hard to see the name on the front.
      Only a very minor gripe which doesn't detract from the overall quality of the book.
      Confirmed purchase: 22 September 2015
      Published on: 07 October 2015
      8 out of 10


      GB Private piano teacher
      All the right sections for my teaching needs (for pupils)
      Handy theory fundamentals in the back (circle of 5ths)
      Good price point
      Nice illustration/ tips pages
      Like the smiley faces (effort and achievement) as prompts to begin lesson each week.
      Every pupil of mine use this notebook.
      Example of filled in weekly sheet - not needed. Teachers who recommends this to pupils already know how to use it. Use those pages for more theory information at the back.
      Slightly too small in terms of overall dimensions - an inch or two longer and wider will allow printing with bigger fonts (especially the reference pages in the back which are great but difficult to read)
      Manuscript pages - staves are too finely printed for use with primary age/ beginner pupils.
      The size of print is what caused me to lower the rating.
      Confirmed purchase: 06 January 2015
      Published on: 29 January 2015

      Musicroom Reviews

      Useful book. Having something so substantial encourages pupils to use it and bring it to each lesson. Plenty of room to scrawl and some nice musical quotes on each page.
      Anonymous - (Aylesbury, United Kingdom)
      A great little book from the ABRSM. My pupils are queuing up for them - a couple have even offered to buy them with their own money! It has rekindled an interest in practising for some of them as they have to record how much time they have spent practising each day. Some useful tips and theory notes are also included.
      Anonymous - (Widnes, United Kingdom)
      Good way to get pupils to practise regularly in a fun way
      Anonymous - (Leeds, United Kingdom)
      Good little books containing everything you may need- space for teacher, pupil and parent/guardian notes. Also a practice diary to fill in and some witty music related quotes. At the back there is a handy theory section too. I like it, my son likes it and our teacher likes it. After a couple of weeks of using it I have realised that my 9 yr old is starting to think about what to focus on in practice and to have a goal to work towards.
      Anonymous - (North Lincolnshire, United Kingdom)
      Great little book, child-centred, attractive and with good layout. User-friendly for teachers. Only problem is that it falls apart easily and needs constant selotaping up.
      Anonymous - (London W11 3NF, United Kingdom)
      Great little notebook, makes my life as a teacher easier and it's better for the pupil too. I can interact with parents as there is space for their comments. Valuable theory at the back, and I like the little bit of manuscript at the top of each lesson's page. The pupil can fill in how long they've practised and the parent can sign it. It is a useful tool for working towards a grade, and has exam tips, and an end of year report to fill in in the back. Works well for beginners up to about grade 4, for any instrument, and you don't have to be studying ABRSM - a handy practice notebook for anyone.
      Anonymous - (Enniskillen, United Kingdom)
      This is a very useful book and I've been usung them continually since their release last year. Prior to buying these notebooks, I made my own, bound, detailed and personalised. The ASRSM are very similar to my homemade effort but smarter, professional and full of detailed practice tips, room for recording practice times, teachers notes, parent's comments and space for a report at the end of the 36 weeks. I would highly recommend this little magic practice book
      Anonymous - ()
      Good idea if your a teacher, its cleary set and has some pictures throughout, ideal for kids as they seem to like the pictures....also enough room to put stickers if they do well
      Anonymous - (Barnsley, United Kingdom)
      I think this is a really useful little book. My daughter was thrilled when I gave it to her, and her piano teacher thought it was good too - she made immediate use of it, including using the 'shopping list' page! It's good that there is space to note practise time, so the teacher can see exactly what the pupil has done in between lessons, and there is lots of useful info in there too. Top marks from us.
      Anonymous - (Penrith, United Kingdom)
      These practice books are fantastic, I would recommend them whatever instrument you are learning or teaching.
      Anonymous - (Woodbridge, United Kingdom)
      Excellent music practice book with plenty of space for teacher to write as well as sections for pupil/parent feedback, practice diary and a couple of lines of manuscript paper. There are amusing quotations at the top of each lesson. Highly recommended.
      Anonymous - (Southampton, United Kingdom)
      Like this. Find it gives more flexibility than the Trinity version, which tries to rein lesson into exam-structure disciplines. Pupils always use it and bring it to lessons, as it is substantial enough to be stuffed into instrument cases. Like the little musical quotes at the top of the page.
      Anonymous - (Aylesbury, United Kingdom)

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