What's in the exam?
- Scales & arpeggios
- Aural tests
Candidates for Grade 6, 7 or 8 exams must already have passed ABRSM Grade 5 (or above) in Music Theory, Practical Musicianship or a solo Jazz instrument. For full details including a list of accepted alternatives, see Regulation 1d.
This syllabus is suitable for three-valved instruments at all grades. For those pieces containing notes that require a 4th valve (and where an ossia is not published), candidates may adapt the affected passages.
The repertoire lists indicate the clefs in which the pieces are published. If necessary, candidates may use manuscript transpositions into treble or bass clef.
Examiners will ask candidates whether they are bass- or treble-clef readers.
New editions offering support to teachers preparing students for Practical exams.