Get PlayingMusic has spirit, energy and discipline
Music is fun and engaging
Music brings people together

At ABRSM we are passionate about music and we want to play our part in helping everyone who has taken part so far in Get Playing.

Our exams

ClarinetWe offer a range of music exams that motivate achievement and support progression. They lay good foundations for music making while helping you to reach your full potential.

Our graded music exams are designed to motivate instrumental and singing students of all ages and a wide range of abilities and available at eight levels – Grades 1 to 8. The exams provide:

  • progressive goals to aim for;
  • recognition for achievement;
  • carefully structured syllabus requirements;
  • one-to-one assessment by an expert professional;
  • an objective guide to your skills and progress.

Our support apps

ABRSM provides a range of digital resources and apps, all of which are designed to help keep the spark alive as you develop your musical skills.

Aural Trainer

Aural Trainer features interactive challenges to develop aural skills and make aural practice more engaging.

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Violin Scales Trainer

Violin Scales Trainer helps increase fluency with ABRSM scales and arpeggios requirements.

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A practice tool that allows you to vary the speed of audio without altering the pitch.

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Piano Practice Partner

Piano Practice Partner helps you by playing the part for one hand so you can practise the other as you learn. The 2021 & 2022 Piano Exam Pieces, including Initial Grade, are now available.

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Type 'Grade-a-thon' into any search engine and you’ll come across link after link to webpages, blogs, forum posts and news stories about groups of aspiring or experienced musicians of all ages learning a new instrument, preparing for and taking a graded music exam on the instrument, and raising money for charity and other good causes at the same time.


Interested in taking part?

If you would like to register an interest in taking part in a Grade-a-thon during 2017, please let us know.


Sign up for further information

If you have found our practice tips and videos useful as you’ve prepared for the Virtual Orchestra, you can sign up here to receive advice and tips from ABRSM's team of expert examiners.

Special offer to Get Playing participants

Piano MixA wide range of sheet music publications and other books are available through our online store to support your playing.

As a special offer for those involved in the BBC ‘Get Playing’ initiative you can benefit from a 25% discount off all publications. Just enter the promotional code GETPLAYING at checkout.

Offer ends 31 December 2016

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