Grade 3

At Grade 3, you can learn about articulation and how to play scale passages. You’ll perform three songs and build on your Grade 2 Session skills.

Choose your songs from our song list, including one of the Technical focus songs that develop particular skills. There’s an option for you to play your own cover version of a song or, if you’re a songwriter, one of your own songs.

You’ll find more information about how the exam works in the downloadable syllabus.


Grade 3 Keyboards song list

The Grade 3 Keyboards songbook includes everything you need for the exam – sheet music for six songs, performance tips, technical support and guidance on Session skills, together with a CD of demo and backing tracks. If you want to buy individual songs, choose them from the list below.

Alternative songs for Grade 3 Keyboards are available now - Drops of Jupiter by Train and Rule The World by Take That

Grade 3 Keyboards demo videos

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Varying note lengths and using staccato to bring out a melody

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Practising a melody with an unusual rhythmic shape

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How to prepare for a change in tempo

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Making sure your playing is strong and rhythmically secure

Session Skills

Players choose Playback or Improvising.


You’ll perform some music you haven’t seen or heard before – you can sight-read from a song chart or play by ear from an audio track, or both.


You’ll be given a song chart with chord symbols and song style and will improvise over a backing track.

Songs: All Day And All Of The Night, Hit The Road Jack, John Barleycorn, Strange And Beautiful (I'll Put A Spell On You), Super Trouper, To Build A Home




2015-17 SYLLABUS