Grade 3 Resources

Me singing along to the accompaniment for 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.)