Trinity’s new Electronic Keyboard & Organ syllabus is now available

4 Oct 2018

We’re delighted to announce that our new Electronic Keyboard & Organ Syllabus 2019-2022 is now available, for exams starting 1 January 2019. 

Develop specific skills
Build the specific skills used by keyboardists, including playing with a range of instrument voices in time with accompaniment patterns, and developing an understanding of common scales, modes and chord progressions. Explore the technical possibilities of your instrument, and develop skills that are also relevant for learning piano and Rock & Pop keyboards

Explore varied repertoire
Discover pieces across a variety of styles and genres - including popular classics, show tunes, film themes, jazz, folk and world music - and develop your technique through performing a wide range of music

Benefit from a range of support
Use a syllabus and supporting books created in consultation with electronic keyboard specialists, and access digital support resources specific to your electronic keyboard learning



The Electronic Keyboard & Organ Syllabus 2019-2022:

  • New performance repertoire at all grades covers a wide range of styles including popular classics, show tunes, film themes, jazz, folk and world music 
  • Restructured technical work — all candidates (excluding Initial candidates) perform a newly-added keyboard exercise, which helps to develop a range of skills from awareness of chords and chord progressions to arpeggio playing and agility, with all candidates then choosing either revised scales & chord knowledge or brand new technical exercises 
  • A new sequencing exercise option at Grades 6–8 provides an opportunity to explore the technological features of the instrument 
  • New graded exam books for Initial to Grade 8 feature eight to ten specially arranged pieces and original compositions, full technical work requirements for the grade and accompanying audio downloads 
  • A new publication — Sound at Sight: Grades 6–8 — will provide support with sight reading at higher grades
  • A refreshed syllabus format makes the requirements for each grade easy to understand for teachers and learners
  • Digital support resources providing teachers and learners with support and advice on repertoire and technique are available on our Music Resources website

There is a year’s overlap arrangement in place, so throughout 2019 candidates may offer pieces and technical work requirements from either the 2015-2018 or 2019-2022 syllabus, but not a mixture of both.

Visit our Electronic Keyboard & Organ page for more details and to download the syllabus. 

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