Exams pages

This page has some video's and hand outs to help in preparing for the Support tests i.e all four listening tests and sight reading.

Click here foor a pdf with all Sight Reading examples for all grades just scroll through to your required grade.

Please click here for a pdf with all of the grooves which you are likely to encounter in the video below on Style/Groove Recognition written out. I advise that you try to learn to play the ones which are relevant to the grade you are taking, this will help to embed them into your memory.

Click here for a handout which will help with understanding the relationship between Simple and Compound time signatures which will help with the time signature recognition test. There is also a video below to assist with preparation. Here are three mp3 files which I hope will assist with your recognition of the difference between the equivalent compound & simple time signatures - 2/4 and 6/8 - 3/4 and 9/8 - 4/4 and 12/8

Click here for an mp3 with some example time signature recognition tests as they will be presented in the examinations with the answers at the end of the 9th example.

 Below is a video with examples of the Groove Recognition tests - Take notice of the relavant grades which are displayed on the video and you should be able to name all groove styles up to and including the one which you are taking
In the video below I give examples of the difference between Compound Times Signatures eg, 6/8 - 9/8 and 12/8 and Simple Time Signatures eg, 2/4 - 3/4 and 4/4 and the types of rhythms commonly found in each. I finish off with a few examples of how the tests would be conducted in the exam.

Click here for a link to a playlist on You Tube which I have recorded some short videos to assist with various Sight Reading and Listening tests:

Grade 1 - Grade 2 - Grade 3 - Grade 4 - Grade 5- Grade 6 - Grade 8