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About Harpsichord exams

We offer a range of assessments for harpsichord players including Practical Grades and diplomas in Music Performance for advanced musicians.   

Read on to find out more.  

Before the assessment
Harpsichord – Practical Grades

Practical Grades are face-to-face exams that focus on all-round musical knowledge and skills, including performance. Harpsichord exams are available at Grades 4 to 8. In the exam you perform three pieces, play scales and arpeggios and take tests in sight-reading and figured bass realisation and aural.  


Download a PDF of the full Harpsichord Practical Grades qualification specification. This includes the syllabus and marking criteria as well as detailed information about exam requirements.

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