Piano Comprehensive

Piano Comprehensive

Below are the necessary requirements for each of the graded examinations. Please find your current grade below.

In every grade of examination, AMEB is looking for the following criteria in students:

The candidate demonstrates an overall superior level of achievement in meeting the syllabus objectives in all Sections, in terms of Musicianship, Security of technique (including intonation, tone, phrasing, articulation, rhythm), and stylistic awareness.

AMEB Manuel of syllabuses 2020

Preliminary Grade

Technical Work

This includes the list of scales for the grade, as well as 3 short little exercises to be learned.
Scales must be from memory, exercises can be performed with music.

Studies and Pieces

3 pieces of music are required for this grade. One piece must be selected from each main list, A, B & C.

Aural Tests



Prepare to be able to perform with one minute of preparation a short line of music.

General Knowledge

Questions will be asked from the main list pieces, A, B & C. Students can expect to be to explain any:

  1. Notes,
  2. Rests,
  3. Signs,
  4. Terms,
  5. Song Title
  6. Key/Tonality