What's in the exam?
- Three tunes
- Scales and arpeggios
- Aural tests
- Quick study
Latest Exam News: Updated 22 July
Our online booking service will be unavailable on Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 July while we make some important updates. We will provide a new message here once the service is available again. If you have a Performance Grade exam booking for August, or a Private Visit booked between 27 July and 24 August, please see our Latest Updates page for important information on how this may affect you.
We have now published face-to-face Practical exam appointments for Session 2 in the UK and Ireland. Applicants, and candidates with an account, will receive an email to confirm appointments. Late booking and rescheduling is also now open, subject to availability.
At all grades, candidates for Trumpet, Cornet, Flugelhorn have the option of playing one tune on either of the two other instruments.
All tunes set for Grades 4 and 5 are to be found in the AB Real Books. Lead sheets and piano accompaniments for arrangements from the AB Real Books are also available to purchase from Allegro Music and a selection is available to purchase via download.
Tunes set for the exams may alternatively be accompanied by playalong tracks provided on the Grades 4 and 5 CDs.