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The musical material selected for these grades is of a more demanding nature. The number of keys and time signatures which may be used is increased. Melodic and rhythmic material is more complex. Indications of dynamics, articulation, phrasing and ornamentation will be a more regular feature of the music, and a wider variety or type will be used. The repertoice of scales and arpeggios is expanded in number, and includes more taxing examples.
The duration of pieces is approximately 2 - 3 minutes. Musicality is an increasingly important element of assessment in relation to technical accomplishment and expectations of communication are higher.
Technical Work: 15%
Sight Reading: 10%
Aural Tests: 8%