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Stage
Pieces

This is the scales & arpeggios element of a Grade 5 Piano exam

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Marking criteria

Distinction
Merit
Pass
Below Pass
  • Highly accurate notes/pitch
  • Fluent and rhythmic
  • Musically shaped
  • Confident response
  • Largely accurate notes/pitch
  • Mostly regular flow
  • Mainly even tone
  • Secure response
  • Generally correct notes/pitch, despite errors
  • Continuity generally maintained
  • Generally reliable tone
  • Cautious response
  • Frequent errors in notes and/or pitch
  • Lacking continuity and/or some items incomplete
  • Unreliable tone
  • Uncertain response and/or some items not attempted

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