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Initial Grade for Piano

The new Initial Grade is a pre-Grade 1 assessment, following the same structure, content and assessment criteria as ABRSM’s existing graded music exams (three pieces, scales, sight-reading and aural tests). It’s designed to allow pianists at the earliest stages of their musical journeys to celebrate their achievement, and is an ideal qualification for those who want a mark as well as helpful feedback. Initial Grade Piano is supported with individual books of Exam Pieces, Scales and Specimen Sight-reading Tests as well as a book of Specimen Aural Tests.

You can find further information on Initial Grade exams here – or browse our range of supporting publications below.

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