I was just wondering to myself what the method behind piece selection is with the ABRSM exam pieces? What makes something worthy of being an exam piece at a certain grade? Are there set exercises in technique to be tackled or something that are covered by each?
On a slight tangent, I know that at least for myself, some of the pieces have led me on to buying other books and exploring other material by the same or similar composers. I'm assuming that this is part of the desired effect, or am I just a
sheet music buying addict?