Grade 3 Scales and Arpeggios

For Grade 3, students should be quite familiar with playing white-key scales with both hands if they have gone through the grade 2 syllabus. For those who have skipped to grade 3 from grade 1, you would need to work very hard as this is a huge transition from grade 1 scales. For this grade, there are two black-key major scale introduced – B flat major and E flat major. Black key scales uses a completely different set of fingering each from white key scales and thus would require more practice. For slow learners, it is still advisable for parents to learn so that they can guide their children at home.

All scales are to be played 2 octaves, hands together and separately. Most arpeggios are still be played separate hands except for A major and G minor which need to be played both hands so more practice would be required.

To aid in the learning of scales, you may also like to print out Scales Checklist G3

For the scales and arpeggios syllabus of other grades, please click here

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A Major Scale

Right Hand:
scale_AmajRH2
Left Hand:scale_AmajLH2

A Major Scale Video:

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E Major Scale

Right hand:
scale_EmajRH2
Left hand:
scale_EmajLH2

E Major Scale Video:

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B Major Scale

Right Hand:
scale_BmajRH2 Left Hand:
scale_BmajLH2

B Major Scale Video:

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B flat Major Scale

Right hand:
scale_BbmajRH2
Left hand:
scale_BbmajLH2

B flat Major Scale Video:

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E flat Major Scale

Right Hand:
scale_EbmajRH2 Left Hand:
scale_EbmajLH2

E flat Major Scale Video:

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B Harmonic Minor Scale

Right Hand:
scale_BminRH2 Left Hand:
scale_BminLH2

B Harmonic Minor Scale Video


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G Harmonic Minor Scale

Right Hand:
scale_GminRH2
 Left Hand:
scale_GminLH2

G Harmonic Minor Scale Video

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C Harmonic Minor Scale

Right Hand:
scale_CminRH2
Left Hand:
scale_CminLH2

C Harmonic Minor Scale Video:


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A Major Contrary Motion Scale

(Note: you are required to play 2 octaves for grade 3 contrary motion)
Left and Right hand, starting with thumbs on Acontraryscale_Amaj

A Major Contrary Motion Scale Video:

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A Harmonic Minor Contrary Motion Scale

Left and Right hand, starting with thumbs on A
contraryscale_Amin

A Harmonic Minor Contrary Motion Scale Video:

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Chromatic Scale beginning on A flat
(Note: you are required to play 2 octaves for grade 3 chromatic scales)
Right Hand:
chromatic_Ab_RH Left Hand:
chromatic_Ab_LH

Chromatic Scale beginning on A flat Video:

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Chromatic Scale beginning on C

Right Hand:
chromatic_C_RH
Left Hand:
chromatic_C_LH

Chromatic Scale beginning on C video:


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A Major Arpeggio (Both Hands)

Right hand:
arpeg_AmajRH
Left hand:
arpeg_AmajLH

A Major Arpeggio Video:

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G Minor Arpeggio (Both Hands)

Right Hand:
arpeg_GminRH
Left Hand:
arpeg_GminLH

G Minor Arpeggio Video:

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E Major Arpeggio

Right Hand:
arpeg_EmajRH Left Hand:
arpeg_EmajLH

E Major Arpeggio Video:

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B Major Arpeggio

Right Hand:
arpeg_BmajRH
Left Hand:
arpeg_BmajLH

B Major Arpeggio Video:

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B flat Major Arpeggio

Right Hand:
 arpeg_BbmajRH Left Hand:
arpeg_BbmajLH

B flat Major Arpeggio Video:

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E flat Major Arpeggio

Right Hand:
arpeg_EbmajRH
Left Hand:
arpeg_EbmajLH

E flat Major Arpeggio Video:

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B Minor Arpeggio

Right Hand:
arpeg_BminRH
Left Hand:
arpeg_BminLH

B Minor Arpeggio Video:


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C Minor Arpeggio

Right Hand:
arpeg_CminRH
Left Hand:
arpeg_CminLH

C Minor Arpeggio Video:

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