GRADE 1
Scales – hands separately, two octaves (120bpm)
C: C D E F G A B C
G: G A B C D E F# G
D: D E F# G A B C# D
F: F G A Bb C D E F
Am: A B C D E F G# A
Dm: D E F G A Bb C# D

Contrary motion – one octave (120bpm)
C

Broken chords (see pattern) – hands separately, one octave (138bpm)
C, G, F, Am, Dm

 

GRADE 2
Scales – hands together AND separately, two octaves (132bpm)
G: G A B C D E F# G
D: D E F# G A B C# D
A: A B C# D E F# G# A
F: F G A Bb C D E F
Em: E F# G A B C D# E
Dm: D E F G A Bb C# D
Gm: G A Bb C D Eb F# G

Contrary motion – two octaves (132bpm)
C, E

Chromatic scales – hands separately, one octave (132bpm)
D

Arpeggios – hands separately, two octaves (126bpm)
G, D, A, Dm, Gm

Broken chords (see pattern) – hands separately, one octave (126bpm)
F, Em

 

GRADE 3
Scales – hands together AND separately, two octaves (160bpm)
A: A B C# D E F# G# A
E: E F# G# A B C# D# E
B: B C# D# E F# G# A# B
Bb: Bb C D Eb F G A Bb
Eb: Eb F G Ab Bb C D Eb
Bm: Bb C Db Eb F Gb Ab Bb
Gm: G A Bb C D Eb F# G
Cm: C D Eb F G A Bb C

Contrary motion – two octaves (160bpm)
A, Am

Chromatic scales – hands separately, two octaves (160bpm)
C, Ab

Arpeggios – hands together, two octaves (138bpm)
A, Gm

Arpeggios – hands separately, two octaves (126bpm)
E, B, Eb, Bb, Bm, Cm

 

LINKS:
ABRSM 2015-16 syllabus
ABRSM scale speeds Grades 1 – 8
Diagrams of major piano scales
Diagrams of minor piano scales

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