At Grade 3, you can learn about articulation and how to play scale passages. You’ll perform three songs and build on your Grade 2 Session skills.
Choose your songs from our song list, including one of the Technical focus songs that develop particular skills. There’s an option for you to play your own cover version of a song or, if you’re a songwriter, one of your own songs.
You’ll find more information about how the exam works in the downloadable syllabus.
The Grade 3 Keyboards songbook includes everything you need for the exam – sheet music for six songs, performance tips, technical support and guidance on Session skills, together with a CD of demo and backing tracks. If you want to buy individual songs, choose them from the list below.
Varying note lengths and using staccato to bring out a melody
Practising a melody with an unusual rhythmic shape
How to prepare for a change in tempo
Making sure your playing is strong and rhythmically secure
Players choose Playback or Improvising.
You’ll perform some music you haven’t seen or heard before – you can sight-read from a song chart or play by ear from an audio track, or both.
You’ll be given a song chart with chord symbols and song style and will improvise over a backing track.
Songs: All Day And All Of The Night, Hit The Road Jack, John Barleycorn, Strange And Beautiful (I'll Put A Spell On You), Super Trouper, To Build A Home