Violin Qualifications

If you wish some recognition for your amount of violin playing, then your simplest and many worthwhile way is to take a graded exam. There are 2 key boards who provide these exams: Trinity Guildhall and ABRSM (the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music). These are generally effectively respected boards which hold violin exams all over the planet for individuals to take.

The Trinity Guildhall Board has 9 exams: initial level, level 1 and so forth until the final 1 is at level 8 . But, you need to pass a level 8 theory exam to be capable to sign up for the level 8 violin exam itself. The ABRSM Board provides 8 exams – ranging from all of the means within the initially level (it misses out initial grade) to completing on level 8. Similarly you need to pass a level 5 theory exam before doing the level 6 exam.

In the Trinity Guildhall Board exams you’re marked on 7 subjects: 3 pieces, scales and arpeggios, sight reading, viva voce (singing) and ear tests (listening).

The topics all have a maximum mark which adds as much as 100. You are able to pass, but there are 2 additional kinds of passes that you can achieve: merit and distinction which explain to you have passed with a high level.

The ABRSM Board marks you on 6 subjects: 3 pieces, scales and arpeggios, sight reading and aural tests. The maximum mark for these exams is 150, but you need to receive 100 to pass, 120 to pass with merit or 130 to pass with distinction.

Both boards theory exams are all about reading, composing and analysing music by understanding about different clefs, transposing, melodic intervals, naming keys and naming chords.

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