Grade 1 (Beginner) Grade 1 music is perfect for first and second year players. Comfortable phrase lengths, short pieces, easy note-lengths and a small tessatura come together in the perfect beginner music.
Grade 2 (Intermediate) More advanced than Grade 1, music in Grade two may offer an expanded tessatura, longer phrases, changes to closely related keys, and introduce more complicated rhythms such as dotted note values.
Grade 3 (Late Intermediate) More complicated rhythms including some syncopation, as well as more key changes and several notes in the expanded range of the instrument are made available in Grade 3 music.
Grade 4 (Early Advanced) Grade 4 music begins to explore the full range of the instrument while involving more advanced rhythms and melodic passages including chromaticism.
Grade 5 (Advanced) Grade 5 music shows of many of the techniques involved in playing instruments by involving some technically difficult passages and utilizing the full chromatic range of the instrument.
Grade 6 (Advanced +) Filled with technical and difficult passages, Grade 6 music will certainly take some rehearsal and practice, but it will pay off with a professional sounding performance with professional level music.
Grade 7 (Virtuoso) For the professional and advanced players, Grade 7 music will challenge and delight, offering extended techniques, very difficult technical aspects, and very demanding pieces, both physically and mentally.