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Exams - Fiddle, Accordion and Harp

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland offers graded exams and unmarked performance assessments in traditional Scottish music for fiddle, accordion and Scottish harp. Taigh na Teud are the publishers of the repertoire for the exams.

Sessions will take place at the Royal Conservatoire in March, June and November 2023 but schools can request special visits by an examiner at any time of year.

PLEASE NOTE: The present syllabus (including Pam and QS) is being extended for exam use until December 2023 when a new syllabus will be presented by the RCS for fiddle, harp and accordion.

Syllabuses, repertoires, entry guidelines and contact details can be viewed on their website: https://www.rcs.ac.uk/traditional-music-graded-exams/

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Scottish Music Graded Exams Accordion - Grade 1 (2014 - December 2023)

The accordion Syllabus 2014 - December 2023 offers a great choice of tunes for your repertoire or t…


PAM, QS and Technical Requirements for Accordion Grades 1-5

This bundle contains the Practical and Aural Musicianship, Quick Study and Scale Requirements for t…


Practical and Aural Musicianship, Quick Study and Technical Scale Requirements - Accordion Grade 1 (2014 – December 2022.)

This downloadable document contains examples of Practical & Aural Musicianship, Quick Study and Sca…


Aitken Drum

Well known Scottish traditional reel which is great to play on accordion and other lead instruments…


Amazing Grace

Very popular air for accordion and other instruments.


Barnyards O' Dalgetty

This is a great traditional march / reel to play on the accordion and other lead instruments. This …


Colours of Cape Breton

Lovely tune by Phil Cunningham


Come By the Hills

Lovely old air for accordion and other instruments.



This tune is oftern used for waltzes in Scottish dance bands.


Keppoch Point

This tune is easy to learn and great fun to play. This tune is from the RSC graded exam collection …