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ABRSM syllabus chart 2016

This chart details the full range of 2016 ABRSM exam subjects, showing grades (or levels) and the syllabus publications in which the respective subjects appear.

New or revised syllabuses in 2016 are indicated by the symbol* in the chart below.

Syllabus publication
(& validity)

Grades
(or levels)

Piano Syllabus: 2015 & 2016

Piano

1–8

Music Theory

1–8

Practical Musicianship

1–8

Bowed Strings Syllabus: 2016-2019

Violin*

1–8

Viola*

1–8

Cello*

1–8

Double Bass

1–8

Music Theory

1–8

Practical Musicianship

1–8

Guitar, Harp, Harpsichord, Organ & Percussion Syllabus: 20152018

Harpsichord

4–8

Organ

1–8

Guitar

1–8

Harp

1–8

Percussion

1–8

Ensembles (Instrumental/Vocal)

Primary
Intermediate
Advanced

Music Theory

1–8

Practical Musicianship

1–8

Woodwind Syllabus: 20142017

Descant (Soprano) Recorder

1–5

Treble (Alto) Recorder

1–8

Flute

1–8

Oboe

1–8

Clarinet

1–8

Bassoon

1–8

Saxophone: Alto, Tenor, Baritone

1–8

Music Theory

1–8

Practical Musicianship

1–8

Brass Syllabus: 20132016

Horn

1–8

Trumpet, Cornet, Flugelhorn

1–8

E flat Horn

1–8

Trombone

1–8

Bass Trombone

6–8

Baritone

1–8

Euphonium

1–8

Tuba

1–8

Music Theory

1–8

Practical Musicianship

1–8

Singing Syllabus: from 2009*

Singing

1–8

Theory of Music

1–8

Practical Musicianship

1–8

Jazz Syllabus: from 2007

Jazz Flute

1–5

Jazz Clarinet

1–5

Jazz Sax: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone

1–5

Jazz Trumpet

1–5

Jazz Cornet

1–5

Jazz Flugelhorn

1–5

Jazz Trombone

1–5

Jazz Piano

1–5

Jazz Ensembles

Initial
Intermediate
Advanced

Jazz Perfomance Assessment

-

Ensembles Syllabus

Primary
Intermediate
Advanced

Choral Singing Syllabus

Initial
Intermediate
Advanced

Prep Test leaflet
available for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Guitar, Descant Recorder, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, Horn, Trumpet, Cornet, Flugelhorn, E flat Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Euphonium, Singing

Performance Assessment leaflet
available for any solo Practical subject

Music Medals syllabus†
available for Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Guitar, Descant Recorder, Treble Recorder, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Horn, Trumpet, Cornet, Flugelhorn, E flat Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Euphonium, E flat Tuba, Electronic Keyboard

Copper
Bronze
Silver
Gold
Platinum

Diploma Syllabuses: from 2005
separate syllabuses for Music Direction; Music Performance; and Instrumental /Vocal Teaching

DipABRSM
LRSM
FRSM

* New set pieces in 2016

Syllabuses available online only

 

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