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Grade 2 Preparation

To help you prepare for your exam, take a look at the information and videos below.

You will see step-by-step guides to the pieces,
we look at each hand separately then both together.
We also cover various aspects of each piece to help you play them better.

Grade 2 Scales and Arpeggios

Speed: Scales - 132bpm / Arpeggios - 126bpm


A four or six-bar piece in 4/4 or 3/4 or 2/4, in C, G, F, D majors, A, D, E, G minors, with each hand in a five-finger position and playing together. Some dotted and tied notes may be encountered.
Candidates will be asked to play a short unaccompanied piece of music which they have not previously seen. They will be given up to half a minute in which to look through and, if they wish, try out all or any part of the test before they are required to play it for assessment.

More info on ABRSM.org