Piano Grade 3

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The essential syllabus for the aspiring, contemporary pianist. Piano Grade 3 will provide you with everything you need for your Grade 3 exam, including a diverse range of repertoire, a truly innovative range of supporting tests and a vast array of professionally recorded backing tracks and audio examples.

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Piano Grade 3

The essential syllabus for the aspiring, contemporary pianist. Piano Grade 3 will provide you wit...
Graded Music Exam Grade 3

Graded Music Exam: Grade 3


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Includes digital versions of the audio, notation and fact files.

  • A Whole New World Track 1 of 6
  • Don't Know Why Track 2 of 6
  • Paradise Track 3 of 6
  • Skyfall Track 4 of 6
  • Somewhere Only We Know Track 5 of 6
  • Unfaithful Track 6 of 6
  • Supporting Tests
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    • Songs from Rock and Pop, Jazz, Blues and Soul, Film and Musical Theatre
    • Professional backing tracks for pieces and supporting tests
    • Downloadable audio
    • Fact files


    • Ear Tests
    • Technical Exercises
    • Sight Reading Examples
    • Improvisation and Interpretation Examples
    • General Musicianship Questions
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    • Coldplay - 'Paradise'
    • Nora Jones - 'Don’t Know Why'
    • Brad Kane and Lea Salonga - 'A Whole New World'
    • Rihanna - 'Unfaithful'
    • Adele - 'Skyfall'
    • Keane - 'Somewhere Only We Know'
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    Technical Exercises

    • Group A - Scales
    • Group B - Arpeggios
    • Group C - Chord Voicings

    Unseen Tests

    • Sight Reading
    • Improvisation & Interpretation
    • Ear Tests (Test 1: Melodic Recall, Test 2: Chord Recognition)
    • General Musicianship Questions
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    Page 44

    Improvisation & Interpretation

    The text has been updated to reflect that the test is a 4–8 bar chord progression. (Updated 18 Jul 2022)

    Pages 38–42

    Technical Exercises

    At the top of page 38, the text of the third bullet point has been updated to "The chromatic scale on A needs to be played hands separately". (Updated 11 Aug 2020)

    Pages 38-42

    Technical Exercises

    The following sentence has been added to the start of the second paragraph on page 38: "Candidates can choose to play either natural minor or harmonic minor scales." (Updated 21 May 2019)

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Digital Files

For the RSL shop we’ve chosen the most widely used media for ease of use and flexibility when transferring across different devices.

Every complete digital book (e.g. Electric Guitar Grade 1) includes:

  • PDF sheet music
  • MP3 audio
  • Supporting tests

Download Limits

We know downloading digital content can be frustrating at times which is why we’ve given you multiple chances to download your audio and sheet music.

Each complete digital book purchased includes:

  • 5 audio downloads
  • 3 sheet music downloadsThis means if you misplace your content, or if your download times-out, you’ll still have plenty of attempts to download your content.

Purchase Options

1. Hard Copy

The hard copy or paperback version can be purchased from our shop for shipping to the UK. Orders for shipping to other countries can be placed via www.musicroom.com. The paperback version includes everything you need for your exam in one essential book, including sheet music, a code for access to MP3 audio and complete supporting tests.

2. Digital Download (where applicable)

Digital downloads is the most popular way of purchasing and downloading a Rockschool book, track or supporting test. Rockschool digital book downloads come complete with PDF sheet music, MP3 audio and supporting tests for instant accessibility on all your favourite devices.

Note: Digital sheet music is stamped with your email address and order number.

3. Digital Download + E-Book Access

The RSL e-books, utilising Learning Platform technology powered by MatchMySound, are the ultimate practise tool, giving you the ability to master your instrument like never before.

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