Grade 3
MTB

 

MTB (Music Teacher's Board) is a relative newcomer. Exams are recorded in video or audio and submitted through their app. So exams can be sat at home, when the candidate is ready with complete flexibility over the date. The list of pieces covers a broad range of styles and doesn't go out of date: new pieces may be added (bi-annually) but 'old' pieces remain as options.

The 7 booklet pieces

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Burgmüller, Friedrich

Innocence, no.5 from 25 Progressive Studies, op.100

Karganov, Génari

Game of Patience, no.2 from Album for the Young, op.25

Kirchner, Theodor

Allegretto scherzando, no.11 from New Scenes of Childhood, op.55

Bartók, Béla

Dance, no.8 from For Children, Vol. 2

Heller, Stephen

The Avalanche, no.2 from 25 Melodic Studies, op.45

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Rondo

Mitchell, Chris

Romance

 

Innocence - Friedrich Burgmüller
no.5 from 25 Etudes progressives, op.100 (1851)

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The original metronome mark is a quick 112bpm, though MTB suggests a more steady tempo of 80bpm.

 
 

Game of Patience - Génari Karganov
no.2 from Album for the Young, op.25 (1891)

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Album for the Young was published soon after Karganov died in 1890. He was in his early 30s.

Allegretto scherzando - Theodor Kirchner
no.1 from New Scenes of Childhood, op.55 (1881)

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The title Neue Kinderszenen pays hommage to Robert Schumann and his collection of Kinderszenen, op.15 (1838).

 

Dance - Béla Bartók
no.8 from For Children Vol.2 (1945)

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The original collection For Children was a cycle of 85 short piano pieces based on Hungarian and Slovak folksongs and completed in 1909. Bartók revised the group shortly before he died dividing the material into two volumes: Vol.1 based on Hungarian folksongs, Vol. 2 on Slovak folksongs.

 

The Avalanche - Stephen Heller
no.2 from 25 Etudes, op.45

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Rondo - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Romance - Chris Mitchell

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First Loss - Robert Schumann
Album for the Young, op.68 (1848)