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Bach, C.P.E. H (per E. Eugene Helm) reference no.
Bach, J.S. BWV (Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis) reference no.
Bartok, B. BB (per Laszl Somfai) reference no.
Bridge, F. H (per Paul Hindmarsh) reference no.
Debussy, C. L (per Francois Lesure) reference no.
Field, J. H (per Cecil Hopkinson) reference no.
Franck, C. M (per Wilhelm Mohr) reference no.
Haydn, J. Translate the roman no. into arabic (XVI/9 = Opus 16)
Liszt, F. S (per Humphrey Searle) reference no.
Mozart, W. K (per Ludwig von Kochel) reference no.
Purcell, H. Z (per Franklin Zimmerman) reference no.
Scarlatti, D. K (per Ralph Kirkpatrick) reference no.
Schubert, F. D (per Otto Erich Deutsch) reference no.

As an example, to find Mozart's Sonata in G major K283, enter 283 into the Index Number field and click submit.


When searching by Opus numbers, best results are obtained by searching just for the Opus number itself, not secondary numbers. For example, if searching for Opus 10 No. 5, just put Opus 10 in the index field and find No 5 in the search result.


Grade - to limit results to a certain grade enter a number from 0 to 10 here.

Home Page - Search Results
After a search is submitted the results will be displayed. If too many search results are found you'll get an error message to that effect, and you'll need to narrow the criteria and try again. Adding a Grade criteria is effective at reducing the number of search results.

Search results will show the Piano Syllabus consensus grade for each piece of music. If multiple examination boards or reference groups have graded the piece, the individual gradings are shown in the piece details.

Clicking any row in the search results summary will take you to the details page for that piece of music.

Home Page - Search Results - Add Music
If you can't find a piece of music in the database, please add it here.

Home Page - Poll
An ungraded piece is shown here, together with a link to the relevant benchmark piece. Your opinion on the difficulty of the ungraded piece would be appreciated.

Home Page - Trending this Week
A piece which has recorded a large number of user visits over the previous week is shown here. Clicking the composer pic will take you to the details page for that piece.

Home Page - Trending this Year
The 12 pieces which have recorded the largest number of user visits since January 1st are shown here. Clicking any line will take you to the details page for that piece.

Details Page
The Details page displays more information about the selected piece of music, including the grade attached to it by the examination board or reference group to which this entry relates, and the PS rating, which is a 'consensus' rating attached to that piece by Piano Syllabus.

Most pages have a picture of the composer - click on this to go to a composer bio page.

Most pages also have an embedded Youtube video showing the piece being played. Please let us know using the comments box at the foot of the page if the link is broken, or if there is no Youtube video but you know of a suitable link, or if the embedded Youtube video is of low quality and you know of a better one.

Other details shown on the Details page are:

My Repertoire - check the box if this piece is part of your repertoire, check the wishlist box if you plan to learn it and check the 40 Piece Challenge box if the piece is to be included in your challenge list. Clicking the 'save changes / review lists' button will store these selections and then display your repertoire, wish and challenge lists. Clicking the 'journal this piece' button will enable you to create a journal entry for this piece, or edit an existing journal entry.

Related Entries - all gradings of a particular piece by different examination bodies and reference groups are listed here.

Random Suggestions - three pieces randomly selected from a pool of suggestions are shown here. The first piece is the same grade and from the same era as the subject piece, while the second piece is the same grade but from a different era. The third piece is from any grade and any era.

Tailored Suggestions - three suggestions based on the profile of the pieces recorded in your My Repertoire list. You must be logged in with at least one piece in your My Repertoire list for these suggestions to be generated.

Benchmark Piece - this is the benchmark piece for the era and grade of the selected piece.

Grade Suggestion - use the buttons to select the grade you think is appropriate for this piece and submit it to us.

Other Comments - use this to add comments about the piece. You can also add your grade suggestions here.

Comments and Suggested Grades - this shows previous comments and grade suggestions for the selected piece.

The examination boards and reference groups used in the Piano Syllabus website are below. Note that syllabuses from multiple years are used, so the same piece can be shown as having multiple entries with different ratings from the same syllabus.

ABRSM Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
- Piano Grades 0 to 11
- grade 0 is initial grade
- grade 9 is a Diploma of the ABRSM
- grade 10 is a Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music
- grade 11 is a Fellowship of the Royal Schools of Music
AGME Australian Guild of Music Education
- Piano Grades 0 to 10
- grade 0 covers prep/elementary/preliminary steps
- grade 8 is a Proficiency Certificate
- grade 9 is an Associate Diploma
- grade 10 is a Licentiate Diploma
AMEB Australian Music Education Board
- Piano Grades 0 to 11
- grade 0 is preliminary grade
- grade 9 is a Certificate of Performance
- grade 10 is an Associate Diploma (AMusA)
- grade 11 is a Licentiate Diploma (LMusA)

- Piano for Leisure Grades 0 to 9
- grade 0 is a preliminary grade
- grade 9 is a Certificate of Performance
ANZCA Australian and New Zealand Cultural Arts Limited
- Piano Grades 0 to 10 (Classical Piano syllabus)
- grade 0 includes preparatory and preliminary grades
- grade 9 is an Associate Performer Diploma
- grade 10 is a Licentiate Performer Diploma
GCSE Pearson Edexcel GCSE
- Piano Grades 1 to 9
LCM London College of Music Examinations
- Piano Grades 1 to 12
- grade 9 is a Diploma of the LCM (DipLCM)
- grade 10 is an Associate of the LCM (ALCM)
- grade 11 is a Licentiate of the LCM (LLCM)
- grade 12 is a Fellow of the LCM (FLCM)
NZMEB New Zealand Music Education Board
- Performance Piano Grades 0 to 10
- grade 0 is preliminary grade
- grade 9 is an Associate Diploma (AMusNZ)
- grade 10 is a Licentiate Diploma (LMusNZ)

- Piano Grades 0 to 8
- grade 0 is preliminary grade
Piano St Piano Street website
- Piano Grades 1 to 9
- refer website for details
PS Piano Syllabus website
- Piano Grades 0 to 10
- this website
RCM Royal Conservatory of Music
- Piano Grades 0 to 12
- grade 0 is preliminary grade
- grade 11 is an Associate Diploma
- grade 12 is a Licentiate Diploma
- note that grades 1 to 10 include a technical syllabus, pieces from which must be played from memory - these pieces are marked RCM(t)
RIAM Royal Irish Academy of Music
- Piano Grades 0 to 9
- grade 0 covers elementary/prelim/primary grades
- grade 9 is a Senior Certificate
SCSM St Cecilia School of Music
- Classical Piano Grades 1 to 8
Trinity Trinity College London
- Piano Grades 0 to 8
- grade 0 is preliminary grade

Composers Page
The Composers page shows all the composers in the database, and the number of entries each composer has in total and for each grade. The list can be restricted by era (baroque, classical, romantic, 20th century and modern) and by nationality. The list can also be restricted to female composers.

Clicking on any entry will take you back to the home page, with a search configured for those details.

Benchmark Page
The Benchmark page shows the benchmark piece for each grade and each era (baroque, classical, romantic, 20th century and modern). Clicking an entry will take you to the details page for that piece.

Timer Page
The Timer page shows a stopwatch to help you regulate and record your practice sessions. The timer can be configured as follows:

Timer Help 1

a. Enter the total time (in minutes) for this session

b. Enter the number of segments that the time should be split into (max = 6)

c. Enter the time (in minutes) for each segment

d. Save the schedule or load a previously saved one by clicking here (see below)

e. Click Start to get the timer running, or Reset to change to the default settings

f. Sound Chimes - tick this if you want chimes to sound at the end of every segment

Clicking "Save this schedule or open a saved schedule" takes you to this screen:

Timer Help 2

g. Choose which slot (from 1 to 7) to save this schedule to
h. To load a saved schedule, click the relevant radio button

Once the timer is running, it can be paused at any time and then either stopped or restarted. Once the timer is stopped, you can save the completed session:

Timer Help 3


i. Badges - if one or more practice sessions are registered for 5 consecutive days a white whole note badge is awarded. Futher badges are awarded as folllows:

5 white badges = 1 green badge
5 green badges = 1 blue badge
5 blue badges = 1 red badge

j. A summary showing the amount of practice time logged today, this week, this month and this year is shown. The current streak for the number of consecutive days on which at least one practice session has been logged is also shown.


Comments Page
Add comments on this page, or email them here.

Login Page
Use this page to login to your account or register a new account.

Profile Page
Use this page to change your email address or password, and to check your Repertoire List, Wish List and Challenge List. If you have one or more pieces in your Repertoire List several suggested pieces will also be listed.

Journal
Use this page to create or edit journal entries.