Electric Guitar

There are eight LCM Electric Guitar grades, plus one introductory level, four performance diplomas and three teaching diplomas.

The standard graded exams consist of scales and arpeggios, chords, rhythm playing, lead playing, spoken tests and aural assessment (there is also specialism for Grades 6 to 8).

We also provide alternatives to our standard examination format designed to offer something different for our diverse range of candidates:

  • Recital Grade – an entirely performance-based live exam
  • Filmed Performance Award – a performance-based assessment by video submission
  • Recorded Performance Award – a performance-based assessment by audio submission

Enter for your Performance Award here.

Resources

What’s in the exam

Pre-Grade 1

Exam content

  • Scales
  • Chords
  • Rhythm playing
  • Lead playing
  • Spoken tests
  • Aural assessment
Grades

Exam content

Grades 1-2:

  • Scales
  • Chords
  • Rhythm playing
  • Lead playing
  • Spoken tests
  • Aural assessment

Grades 3-5:

  • Scales and arpeggios
  • Chords
  • Rhythm playing
  • Lead playing
  • Spoken tests
  • Aural assessment

Grades 6-8:

  • Scales and arpeggios
  • Chords
  • Rhythm playing
  • Lead playing
  • Spoken tests
  • Aural assessment
  • Specialism
Performance Awards (filmed/recorded)

Exam content

  • Rhythm guitar playing
  • Lead guitar playing
Recital Grades

Exam content

  • Rhythm guitar playing
  • Lead guitar playing

DipLCM

Exam content

  • Technical study
  • Performance
  • Improvisation
ALCM

Exam content

  • Technical study
  • Performance
  • Improvisation
  • Chart reading
LLCM

Exam content

  • Technical study
  • Performance
  • Improvisation
  • Chart reading
FLCM

Exam content

  • Performance
  • Programme notes
DipLCM Teaching

Exam content

  • Fingerboard knowledge
  • Lesson
  • Presentation
  • Discussion
ALCM Teaching

Exam content

  • Essay
  • Lesson
  • Presentation
  • Discussion
  • Sight reading
LLCM Teaching

Exam content

  • Dissertation
  • Lesson
  • Presentation
  • Discussion
  • Sight reading