Our Music Grade and Diploma exams are available both in digital and face-to-face formats.
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Outside the UK: book all music exams via your local Trinity representative
In addition to the Classical Guitar syllabus, we also offer Acoustic Guitar, which reinvents the successful plectrum exams.
Styles and duets
Encompassing a range of inspiring repertoire from the Renaissance to the present day, the syllabus includes pieces published for the first time and more music by female composers. The duets option is now available up to Grade 5.
Greater flexibility to personalise the exam experience by offering open choice repertoire lists up to and including Grade 5 and even greater choice through expanded alternative piece lists, including options from Trinity’s own Raise The Bar and Performance Edition series of publications.
Technical work includes specially composed exercises for each grade, covering the technique required specifically by guitarists, ensuring that all learners put scales and arpeggios into the performance context.
Benefit from industry expertise
The syllabus and supporting books have been created in consultation with leading classical guitar specialists. You can access videos and articles produced to support teaching and learning on our resources pages, including demo videos of pieces, technical work, advice and support from professionals.
We offer classical guitar exams from Initial to Grade 8. The Initial exam acts as an introduction to the exam system for new performers.
Full details (including our procedures, syllabus requirements, what to expect, and what to bring with you) can be found in our Information & Regulations.
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