ABRSM GUITAR EXAMS
This syllabus booklet is designed to help teachers, candidates, parents and organizations when preparing for ABRSM graded Guitar exams.
The Guitar syllabus is listed, grade by grade, on pp. 16–31 and shows the requirements for the exams. Important additional information can be found on pp. 8–13. The Aural tests featured in all ABRSM graded exams are described on pp. 32–37. In addition, this booklet outlines ABRSM’s pre-Grade 1 and post-Grade 8 guitar assessments as well as the supporting subjects of Music Theory and Practical Musicianship which contribute to all-round musical development.
As well as reading this booklet, it is important to consult ABRSM’s Exam Regulations, available at www.abrsm.org/examregulations.
Guitar syllabus from 2019
This booklet is valid for graded exams from 1 January 2019 until further notice. There are new set pieces.
All other requirements – Scales and arpeggios, Sight-reading and Aural tests – remain unchanged from the preceding syllabu