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Section 2 - Chords

Candidates are expected to have a good knowledge of chord symbols and the notes that make up chords - this is essential if the chords learnt in theory are to be used in a practical context.

All chords are fully illustrated and explained in the grade handbooks - which also contain sample questions and answers. Click here for more information or to purchase these books.

Preliminary Grade

Grade One

As Preliminary Grade, plus:

Grade Two

As Grade One plus:

Grade Three

All major, minor and diminished triads from major and natural minor scales, within a range of keys to 2 sharps and 2 flats, plus:

Grade Four

From major and natural minor scales, within a range of keys to 3 sharps and 3 flats:

Grade Five

As for the previous grades, but extended to a range of keys to 4 sharps and 4 flats, plus:

Grade Six

As for the previous grades, but extended to a range of keys to 5 sharps and 5 flats, plus:

Grade Seven

As for the previous grades, but extended to all keys, plus:

Grade Eight

All requirements from all previous grades, plus in all keys:

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