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Performance Grade exams

We are pleased to confirm that we will be offering Performance Grade exams every month for the remainder of 2021. Please check our Dates and Fees page for details.

Grade 5 Music Theory waiver (not applicable in the UK & Ireland)

We are extending our Grade 5 Music Theory waiver until 23 May 2021. This means that candidates with a Grade 6 to 8 Performance Grade exam submission date up to and including 23 May can take their exam without first passing Grade 5 Music Theory. We are making this exceptional arrangement to allow candidates who have been unable to take an exam in recent months to progress with their learning. From 24 May, the Grade 5 Music Theory requirement will return. For exam dates/exam submission dates after 23 May, all candidates taking a Grade 6 to 8 Performance or Practical Grade must first pass Grade 5 Music Theory.

In our Music Performance and Instrumental/Vocal Teaching diplomas candidates play or sing a Quick Study, which is a short piece of unaccompanied and previously unseen music. The standard required is similar to ABRSM Grade 6, 7 or 8 for DipABRSM, LRSM and FRSM respectively.

One specimen Quick Study is available for each diploma, to help candidates understand the technical level required and what to expect in the exam. For further practice, candidates can explore the repertoire lists for their instrument at Grade 6, 7 or 8.

Instrument / Subject

Level

DipABRSM

LRSM

FRSM

Baritone
Bass clef

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Baritone
Treble clef

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Bassoon

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Cello

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Clarinet

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Cornet in B flat

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Double Bass

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

E flat Horn

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Euphonium
Bass clef

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Euphonium
Treble clef

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Flugelhorn

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Flute

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Guitar

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Harp

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Harpsichord

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Horn

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Oboe

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Organ

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Percussion (Tuned)

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Piano

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Recorder (Descant)

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Recorder (Treble)

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Saxophone

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Singing
All voices
Treble clef

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)
English


DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)
Italian

 

 

Singing
All voices
Bass clef

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)
English


DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)
Italian

 

 

Singing
High voice

 

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)
English


LRSM Quick Study (PDF)
Italian

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)
English


FRSM Quick Study (PDF)
Italian

Singing
Low voice
Bass clef

 

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)
English


LRSM Quick Study (PDF)
Italian

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)
English


FRSM Quick Study (PDF)
Italian

Singing
Low voice
Treble clef

 

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)
English


LRSM Quick Study (PDF)
Italian

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)
English


FRSM Quick Study (PDF)
Italian

Timpani

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Trombone
Bass clef

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Trombone
Treble clef

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Trombone (Bass)

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Trumpet

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Tuba
Bass clef

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Tuba
Treble clef

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Viola

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

Violin

DipABRSM Quick Study (PDF)

LRSM Quick Study (PDF)

FRSM Quick Study (PDF)

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