On your marks

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Stage
Pieces

This is the sight-reading element of a Grade 5 Piano exam

  1. Use the marking criteria on-screen while you watch and assess this section
  2. Mark the performance at any time by selecting the relevant button below

Each candidate receives 30 seconds of preparation time.

Sight-reading

Marking criteria

Distinction
Merit
Pass
Below Pass
  • Fluent, rhythmically accurate
  • Accurate notes/pitch/key
  • Musical detail realised
  • Confident presentation
  • Adequate tempo, usually steady pulse
  • Mainly correct rhythm
  • Largely correct notes/pitch/key
  • Largely secure presentation
  • Continuity generally maintained
  • Note values mostly realised
  • Pitch outlines in place, despite errors
  • Cautious presentation
  • Lacking overall continuity
  • Incorrect note values
  • Very approximate notes/pitch/key
  • Insecure presentation

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