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Latest exam updates

Grade 5 Music Theory waiver (not applicable in the UK & Ireland)

We are extending our Grade 5 Music Theory waiver until 23 May 2021. This means that candidates with a Grade 6 to 8 Performance Grade exam submission date up to and including 23 May can take their exam without first passing Grade 5 Music Theory. We are making this exceptional arrangement to allow candidates who have been unable to take an exam in recent months to progress with their learning. From 24 May, the Grade 5 Music Theory requirement will return. For exam dates/exam submission dates after 23 May, all candidates taking a Grade 6 to 8 Performance or Practical Grade must first pass Grade 5 Music Theory.

Performance Grade exams

We are pleased to confirm that we will be offering Performance Grade exams every month for the remainder of 2021. Please check here for dates and fees. We are extending the introductory 15% discount for these exams so that it applies to all remotely-assessed Performance Grade and ARSM exams in 2021. Just enter code ABPG15IN when you book using our online service. Please also read our discount information and terms and conditions here.

Mobile and tablet apps

Music Theory Trainer

Music Theory Trainer helps bring music theory to life with fun and engaging challenges at Grades 1–5.

Violin Scales Trainer

Violin Scales Trainer helps increase fluency with ABRSM scales and arpeggios requirements.

Aural Trainer

Aural Trainer features interactive challenges to develop aural skills and make aural practice more engaging.

Violin Practice Partner

Violin Practice Partner makes practising pieces more musical, rewarding and fun. Play along with the piano accompaniment or violin part in isolation.

Cello Practice Partner

Cello Practice Partner lets you play along with real musicians’ performances, exactly as recorded or at a reduced tempo.

Music Case

Music Case is a free practice app that helps you to understand the progress you are making over time, increasing your motivation to keep learning.

Piano Sight-Reading Trainer

Piano Sight-Reading Trainer helps develop skills to quickly spot the key features, patterns and characteristics in music before you play it. Available for Grades 1–5.

Violin Sight-Reading Trainer

Violin Sight-Reading Trainer helps develop skills to quickly spot the key features, patterns and characteristics in music before you play it. Available for Grades 1–5.

Singing Practice Partner

Featuring all 66 accompaniments from the Songbook Plus series. Download the tracks you need and sing in your chosen key, at your chosen speed!

Woodwind Practice Partners

Learning the Clarinet, Flute or Alto Saxophone pieces? Play along with the accompaniment, the solo part or both together.

Piano Practice Partner

Piano Practice Partner helps you by playing the part for one hand so you can practise the other as you learn. The 2021 & 2022 Piano Exam Pieces, including Initial Grade, are now available.

Speedshifter

A practice tool that allows you to vary the speed of audio without altering the pitch.

Desktop apps

Classical 100

Free resource for UK primary schools – get access to 100 pieces of Classical music and work your way through the 100 challenges to earn stars for your class.

On Your Marks

Watch and assess all the elements of an ABRSM graded music exam and compare notes with our Chief Examiner!

Group Loops

Making music together just got a whole lot easier! Group Loops is a free online platform that gives you fun, flexible repertoire, always suiting the needs of your class.

JOURNEYS

Sign up to Journeys and learn key electric guitar skills step by step. Get a free 14-day trial, then pay just £8.99 a month.

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