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LCME Digital Exams

It’s your exam, your way.

At LCME, we proudly offer Digital Recorded Exams as a flexible, environmentally friendly, and accessible option for our candidates.

On this page, you'll discover more about our digital exam options, including technical requirements, how to book your exam and subjects available as a digital option.

 

About Digital Recorded Exams

Digital Recorded Exams offer total flexibility, as candidates can record their exams at a time and place that suits them best and then submit their recordings when they have internet access.

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Digital Exams are offered in the following subjects & levels:

Acoustic Guitar

Exam Components

 

Pre-grade 1

  • Technical Work
  • Performance

Grades 1-8

  • Performance
  • Technical Work/ Accompaniment/ Additional Piece
  • Discussion
Brass

Exam Content

Recorded Graded Exam Grades 1-8:

  • Technical Work
  • Performance (3 pieces)
  • Discussion 

Recorded Recital Grade:

  • Performance (4 pieces)
  • Additional piece / Discussion

Recorded Leisure Play:

  • Performance (4 pieces)
Classical Guitar

Exam Content

 

Recorded Exam Pre Grade 1:

  • Technical Work
  • Performance 

Recorded Graded Exam Grades 1-8:

  • Technical Work
  • Performance 
  • Discussion 

Recorded Recital Grade:

  • Performance (4 pieces)
  • Additional piece / Discussion

Recorded Leisure Play:

  • Performance (4 pieces)
Diplomas

Exam Content

Recorded Diploma exams are now available in most subjects.

Please note digital assessments in Music TheatreElectric Guitar, Jazz Subjects and Teaching Diplomas are offered as online exams only.

 

Performance Diplomas (Concert option only) DipLCM, ALCM, LLCM

Concert:

  • Performance (with programme notes)
Early Learning

Exam Content

Stages 1-3 (Individual only)

  • Introduction
  • Performance

Pre-preparatory (Piano & Recorder)

  • Exercises
  • Performance
Electric Guitar

Exam Content

 

Recorded Graded Exam Step & Grades 1-5:

  • Technical Work
  • Rhythm Playing
  • Lead Playing
  • Spoken Tests

Recorded Graded Exam Grades 6-8:

  • Technical Work
  • Rhythm Playing
  • Lead Playing
  • Spoken Tests
  • Specialism
Jazz

Exam Content

Recorded Step Exams 1&2:

  • Technical Work
  • Performance

Recorded Graded Exam Grades 1-8:

  • Technical Work
  • Performance
  • Prepared Creative Response
  • Musical Awareness

Recorded Recital Grades 1-8:

  • Performance
  • Performance/ Creative Response or Musical Awareness

Recorded Leisure Play:

  • Performance (4 pieces)
Keyboard, Organ & Accordion

Exam Content

Recorded Exam Pre Grade 1:

  • Exercises
  • Performance 

Recorded Graded Exam Grades 1-8:

  • Technical Work
  • Performance (3 pieces)
  • Discussion 

Recorded Recital Grade:

  • Performance (4 pieces)
  • Additional piece / Discussion

Recorded Leisure Play:

  • Performance (4 pieces)
Musical Theatre

Exam Content

STEPS are face-to-face and recorded: Discussion or Reflection from the Examiner, depending on the style of entry.

  • Steps 1 and 2 Musical Theatre available for face-to-face examination with Examiner Discussion
  • Steps 1 and 2 Musical Theatre available for Recorded examination with Examiner Reflection

Graded Examinations in Musical Theatre

RECITAL musical theatre exams are only available face-to-face because of the Discussion with the Examiner.

CONCERT musical theatre exams are available face-to-face and recorded because of the Reflective Comment from the Examiner instead of Discussion.

CABARET musical theatre exams are available face-to-face and recorded. Performance 100%. Additional song to replace Discussion or Reflective comment.

Music Theatre

Exam Content

 

Steps & Grades 1-8:

  • Performance
  • Discussion

Please note: with the release of the 2023 Musical Theatre syllabus, discussion topics have been brought in line with the face-to-face examinations. Candidates preparing the previous questions may continue to do so if they wish.

 

Percussion

Exam Content

Steps 

  • Technical Work
  • Performance (4 pieces)

Recorded Graded Exam Grades 1-8:

  • Technical Work
  • Performance (3 pieces)
  • Discussion 

Recorded Recital Grade:

  • Performance (4 pieces)
  • Additional piece / Discussion

Recorded Leisure Play:

  • Performance (4 pieces)
Piano

Exam Content

Pre-preparatory

  • Exercises
  • Performance (4  pieces)

Steps 1 & 2

  • Scales and Exercises
  • Performance (4 pieces)

Recorded Graded Exam Grades 1-8:

  • Technical Work
  • Performance (3 pieces)
  • Discussion 

Recorded Recital Grade:

  • Performance (4 pieces)
  • Additional piece / Discussion

Recorded Leisure Play:

  • Performance (4 pieces)
Rock Guitar

Exam Content

 

Recorded Exam Steps:

  • Performance

 

Recorded Graded Exam Grades 6-8:

  • Performance
  • Improvisation
  • Additional Performance OR Improvisation
Singing

Exam Content

Pre-grade 1 (Popular Music Vocals only)

  • Technical Work
  • Performance

Recorded Graded Exam Grades 1-8:

  • Technical Work
  • Performance 
  • Discussion 

Recorded Recital Grade:

  • Performance (4 pieces)
  • Additional piece / Discussion

Recorded Leisure Play:

  • Performance 
Strings & Harp

Exam Content

Recorded Graded Exam Grades 1-8:

  • Technical Work
  • Performance (3 pieces)
  • Discussion 

Recorded Recital Grade:

  • Performance (4 pieces)
  • Additional piece / Discussion

Recorded Leisure Play:

  • Performance (4 pieces)
Traditional Music

Exam Content

 

Pre-grade 1

  • Performance (4 tunes)

Recorded Graded exams (1-8) 

  • Performance (5 pieces or sets)

Recorded Recital Grades

  • Performance (5 pieces or sets)

Recorded Leisure Play

  • Performance (4 pieces or sets)
Woodwind

Exam Content

Recorded Exam Pre Grade 1:

  • Exercises
  • Performance 

Recorded Graded Exam Grades 1-8:

  • Technical Work
  • Performance (3 pieces)
  • Discussion 

Recorded Recital Grade:

  • Performance (4 pieces)
  • Additional piece / Discussion

Recorded Leisure Play:

  • Performance (4 pieces)
Ukulele

Exam Content

 

Pre-grade 1:

  • Rhythm Study
  • Performance
  • Free Choice Specialism
  • Prepared Accompaniment

Grades 1-5

  • Rhythm study
  • Performance
  • Free choice specialism
  • Prepared accompaniment
  • Musicianship

Grades 6 to 8

  • Performance
  • Free choice specialism
  • Unprepared accompaniment
  • Musicianship