Category Archives: Music Exams

ABRSM Guitar Syllabus from 2019

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Last week I received in the post my copy of the ABRSM syllabus for (classical) guitar – a little booklet outlining everything candidates and teachers need to know about guitar exams for this board from 2019 onward. In truth, very little has changed on the guitar specification from previous years: all the exercises (scales, arpeggios etc.), sight reading and aural… Read more »

Rockschool Vocals – Wider Repertoire

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Students wishing to sit vocal exams with Rockschool are required to purchase a book containing all the exercises that need to be prepared, plus the music and backing tracks for six songs at the specified grade (and also split according to gender).  But, if you read carefully, students can actually choose to sing alternative pieces, either of their own selection… Read more »

Today’s ABRSM Exams in Crossflatts, Bingley

Today I went to Windstruments Music House to accompany my friend Matthew’s ABRSM grade 3 trumpet exam, which was probably the most fun I’ve ever had in an exam room.  A bit of background: Matthew is someone I’ve known since childhood – we met at Salt Grammar School in Saltaire as we started our studies towards GCSE Music, continued on… Read more »