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The musical material selected for Grade 5 is of a significantly more demanding nature that for previous grades. It is the first grade where one might expect to encounter repertoire which might conceivably be performed at a professional recital.
The number of keys and time signatures which may be used extends to all but the most unusual and unlikely examples. Melodic and rhythmic material may include a moderate degree of complexity. Dynamics, articulation, phrasing and ornamentation will be varied and will often demand a degree of subtlety in performance. The repertoire of scales and arpeggios is expanded in number to include more taxing examples. The duration of pieces is approximatley 2 - 3 minutes.
Musicality is judged to be an important element of assessment, and expectations of communication are higher.
Technical Work: 15%
Sight Reading: 10%
Aural Tests: 8%