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Digital Classical & Jazz Grades

New Repertoire-only pathway now available

A new, pieces-only option for all candidates, bringing even further choice and flexibility to the Classical & Jazz Digital Grades. This offers a pathway for those who prefer to showcase their musical achievements through a programme of repertoire instead of a combination of pieces and technical work.

Options for Digital Music Grades

Choose between two pathways:

OR

  • Repertoire-only pathway: Perform four pieces of repertoire*

The exam entry process is exactly the same. Simply select Technical Work or Repertoire-only pathway when making an exam booking, or write the relevant pathway on the entry form if using a paper form.

* in line with current requirements in the Singing syllabus, singers at Grades 6-8 will present four pieces in the Technical Work pathway, and five in the Repertoire-only pathway.

Everything you would expect from Ƶ’s unique syllabuses

  • Flexible syllabus — Candidates can personalise the exam further by choosing whether to perform with a live accompanist or with backing tracks. It is possible to choose to play a duet for selected instruments up to Grade 3, or even to perform an own composition.
  • Online support — A range of free online support resources, produced with professional musicians and educators, help develop performance skills and foster musical knowledge.

 

Digital exam requirements

The table below summarises the components of each pathway. For full information on the pathways, please see the syllabus for Digital Grades and Diplomas.

Technical Work pathway

Repertoire-only pathway

Three pieces (four for Singing Grades 6-8) from the repertoire lists in the relevant Classical and Jazz syllabus. 

66 Marks
(68 Marks, Grades 6-8 Singing)

Four pieces (five for Singing Grades 6-8) from the repertoire lists in the relevant Classical and Jazz syllabus.

100 Marks

The same technical work options as in a face-to-face exam, but with reduced requirements to reflect the selection of technical work that candidates would be asked to perform in a face-to-face exam. Please download  details of the technical requirements .

14 Marks
(12 Marks, Grades 6-8 Singing)

(Not applicable)

Candidates will be assessed on how well the musical skills and knowledge that underpin the supporting tests are demonstrated within the context of their entire performance (ie the pieces and technical work). Please see the  syllabus  and the  Overall Performance Criteria  page for further information.

20 Marks

(Not applicable)

TOTAL

100 Marks

TOTAL

100 Marks

To understand the exam requirements, you will also need the relevant syllabus and repertoire lists for your instrument:

Piano  Singing  Strings  Classical Guitar  Acoustic Guitar  Brass  Woodwind and Jazz Woodwind  Drum Kit & Percussion  Electronic Keyboard & Organ

Candidates taking the Technical Work pathway will also need to read the Technical Work Details.

What you need to do next

  1. Select your pieces from the relevant syllabus
  2. Select your technical work group (Technical Work pathway only)
  3. Scan or take photos of your pieces (if necessary – please see our guidance document)
  4. Watch the Filming Guide video and check the Filming Guidance document for video requirements. Piano candidates should also read the Piano Requirements document
  5. Record and submit your video with any scans of your pieces to Ƶ using the online submission platform

And also check:

 

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