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ABRSM Grade 2 Violin Exams 2012 - 2015

You need to score at least 100 (out of 150) in the the exam to pass.

Here's what you need to do in the exam -

1.  Play 3 pieces
You need to play 3 pieces - one piece from each of the 3 lists (A, B & C).  See the pieces here.

You can achieve a maximum of 90 marks for your pieces (30 marks per piece).

2.  Play scales and broken chords
You need to play at least one scale and one arpeggio.

You may be asked to play more - the examiner will decide - so you need to learn all scales, arpeggios and broken chords just in case (see them here).

You must play all scales, arpeggios, etc, from memory.

You can achieve a maximum of 21 marks for this section.

3.  Sight read a piece
You need to sight read a short piece of music - normally 8 bars.  You can have half a minute to look through the piece.

More detailed information here.

You can achieve a maximum of 21 marks for this section.

4.  Aural Tests
With Aural Tests you need to repeat music via singing or clapping, then listen to music and answer questions about it.

More detailed information here.

You can achieve a maximum of 18 marks for this section.