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Music Theory exams – March 2021

  • Online Music Theory exams (Grades 1 to 5) – we are cancelling the online exams planned for 16 March. Exams in May and June will go ahead as planned.
  • Paper Music Theory exams (Grades 6 to 8) – we will not be offering these exams in March. The next exams at Grades 6 to 8 will be in June 2021.
  • Grade 5 Music Theory requirement - from 1 January to 30 April 2021 only, candidates can take Grade 6 to 8 Performance or Practical exams without first passing Grade 5 Music Theory. From 1 May 2021, the Grade 5 Music Theory requirement will return with flexibility about timing. If you receive an email asking for your proof of prerequisite, please ignore this. We will still release any results in line with the arrangements outlined here.

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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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