Acoustic Guitar exams at a glance

Pieces (66 marks)

Technical work (14 marks)

Supporting tests (20 marks)

 

Pieces
Candidates can express their musical identity by choosing three pieces from our varied repertoire lists. There are options to play with backing tracks, and options to play a duet at Initial to Grade 5 (with live or recorded duet part). At all grades candidates can perform an own composition in place of one of the listed pieces.

Technical work
This section of the exam supports the development of technical skills by assessing candidates’ performance in a range of technical work requirements relevant to popular music styles, including scales & arpeggios, chord sequences, cadences and exercises.

Supporting tests
Trinity’s supporting tests encourage the development of the broader musical skills of sight reading, aural, improvisation and musical knowledge. The choice allows candidates to demonstrate their own musical skills in different ways. Find out more about our supporting tests.

Further information

Full details (including our procedures, syllabus requirements, what to expect, and what to bring with you) can be found in our Information & Regulations.

Exam report forms are released typically within 1-2 weeks, enabling candidates to benefit from the detailed feedback whilst the exam experience is still recent. Certificates usually follow 4 weeks later. Occasionally, we may not be able to release the exam result straight away. Further details about this can be found on our music syllabus Infringements page. For any other questions, please see our music exam help pages.

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