Grade 3: Orange Belt

Grade 3 Introduction video here

What's in Grade 3


Scales and arpeggios may be selected by the examiner in ANY key. Candidates will not be asked to play in fingerboard positions that are inaccessible for their particular instrument.

  • 2 octave Major scale.
  • 2 octave Pentatonic Major scale.
  • 2 octave Pentatonic Minor scale.
  • 2 octave Blues scale.
  • 2 octave Natural Minor scale.
  • All Major and Minor 2 octave fretted arpeggios.


Candidates should be able to play the following barré chords at any pitch (as selected by the examiner), in 2 different fingerboard positions.

  • All Minor chords.
  • All Major chords.