Instrument grade exams?



Asked by: Ryan Zhu

How many grades are there in music?





8 Grade

The 1 to 8 Grade scale is the core of the UK’s music examination system.

What is a Grade 8 musician?

Grade 8 ABRSM Music Theory
Grade 8 is the final graded exam available from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM). This advanced level exam is an enjoyable challenge for most students.

Does Grade 8 piano count as an A level?

Level 3 qualifications include A-levels, amongst other qualifications. This means that Grade 8 is the equivalent of an A-level in that it falls in the same classification bracket as A-Levels.

What is a Grade 7 in music?





Grade 7 is a small step up from grade 6 music theory. The knowledge of harmony that you built up in grade 6 is extended slightly, with a few more colourful chords, and the tasks you are asked to perform are a little bit more technical.

Is Grade 7 piano hard?

Taking an ABRSM exam is nerve wracking, even when you are prepared. It sounds like you have set yourself up for a very difficult experience. I took grade 7 last year, and I can tell you, they expect a pretty good standard at that level. The supporting tests are also very important, and the aural is quite difficult.

What grade of piano is Fur Elise?

It’s around grade 5 (ABRSM) or grade 7 (RCM) so very much in the intermediate realm if we’re judging by the formal standards of the classical piano route.

How difficult is Grade 6 music theory?

For grade 6, most people will find it quite hard going. At this grade twenty minutes of study at a time is enough for many people.

Is Grade 6 piano a GCSE?

In the United Kingdom, ABRSM graded examinations are QCA-accredited at three levels in the National Qualifications Framework: Grades 1–3 at Level 1 (Foundation: equivalent to GCSE grades D–G), Grades 4–5 at Level 2 (Intermediate: GCSE grades A*–C) and Grades 6–8 at Level 3 (Advanced: A-Level).



Is Grade 6 piano equivalent to a level?

The grades are seen as being broadly equivalent to GCSEs and A-levels as follows: Grades 1, 2 and 3 equivalent to GCSE grades D to G, Grades 4 and 5 equivalent to GCSE grades A* to C, and Grades 6, 7 and 8 equivalent to A-level.

What grade is Bohemian Rhapsody guitar?

GUITAR – GRADE 8 | Rock & Pop | Trinity College London.

What is the hardest grade of music?

Grade Levels



  • Grade 1 – For beginners.
  • Grade 2 – For junior high school level musicians.
  • Grade 3 – For high school level musicians.
  • Grade 4 – For university and professional level musicians.
  • Grade 5 – Challenging for professionals.
  • Grade 6 – Some of the most difficult music available anywhere.

Is ABRSM Grade 8 Theory hard?

The ABRSM grade 8 theory is a prerequisite for a student to progress to the ABRSM diploma levels. This is a challenging exam. However having many years in teaching ABRSM theory syllabus, we have a systematic manner of making this advance subject easy to the student.

Is Grade 5 piano hard?

Grade 5 could be considered solidly in the intermediate realm (early advanced starts at level 7). include dominant 7th chords.” Grade jumps seem to feel more dramatic every two levels or so. I find grade 1 and 2 to be pretty similar, but the jump to grade 3 a big leap.

How long does it take to reach grade 5 piano?

to reach grade 5, max 2 years, depending on how much you practice. if you average around 2 hours a day, 5 days a week, then around 1 – 1.5 years.



Can you skip piano grades?

You can skip piano grades if you want to. There are no rules from the exam boards to stop you. Some common grades to skip are grades 2, 4, and either 6 or 7 i.e. you would take grades 1, 3, 5, either 6 or 7, and 8.

Is grade 8 piano hard?

Even though you might be able to finish learning theory and theory of the technique required to play piano, it is almost impossible to learn to play piano from scratch to grade 8 in 1 year (unless you practice 12 hours a day).

Is Grade 3 piano hard?

Grade 3 RCM and Grade 3 ABRSM are roughly equivalent in difficulty, which is why I’m doing a combined video of the two. For Grade 3 RCM exams, you need to prepare 5 pieces: 2 etudes (studies), and 3 repertoire pieces. For Grade 3 ABRSM exams, you need to prepare 3 repertoire pieces.