Grade 3 Resources

Me singing against the Original Backing of ALways in my Mind
New BAcking for ALways for ALison
Alison’s backing for Always on My Mind
Alison’s Backing For WYSLMT
Me singing Ex 7
All of the exercises for Grade 3

The notes, rests, values, signs (including ornaments) and terms from the music presented for examination, with the inclusion of a dot after a note, the function of any accidentals, the definition of a triplet if included in a piece presented, a full description of time signatures, and the main key of each piece. A basic definition or explanation of the title of any piece performed, with inclusion of the country of birth of the composer.

• The examiner will point to a sign or term and ask, ‘What is this?’ and (if applicable) ‘What does it mean?’  (Note: This counts as one question.)

• The examiner will ask of a List piece, ‘How many beats are in each bar?’

• The examiner will point to a note or rest and ask, ‘What kind of note/rest is this?’ and ‘How many beats is it worth?’  (Note: This counts as one question.)

• The examiner will point to a note and ask, ‘What is the letter name of this note?’

• ‘Who is the composer of this piece?’

• The examiner will point to a dotted note and ask, ‘What does the dot do to the note?’

• ‘Explain the time signature of this piece.’  (The candidate’s answer should include the number of beats and the type of beats.)

• ‘What is the main key of this piece?’

• ‘What does the title of this piece mean?’

• ‘In which country was the composer of this piece born?’

• ‘Explain the metronome speed of this piece.’  (The candidate’s answer should demonstrate an understanding of beats per minute, and include the meaning of “M.M.”)

• ‘Point to and name a key change in this piece.’  (This will be asked only if the change occurs at the start of a new section or at a very obvious place in the piece.)