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Exam Refunds – Practical Session 1 & 2

We are currently working to issue refunds for all exams cancelled due to COVID-19.

For entries submitted online, exam fees will be refunded to the original payment card automatically. If you card has been replaced since you made the entry, the refund should be redirected to your new card automatically in most cases and we will contact you directly if there are any issues processing your refund. Your refund will be processed from September onwards and we will provide more precise dates in due course. 

Please note that we are unable to refund online entries directly to your bank account. If you have concerns about the amount being refunded to your credit card, please contact your bank for advice as local reports suggest they have been quite helpful in these situations, given the current circumstances. 

If you submitted a paper entry form to your State Education Department, you must submit a refund request to the Examinations Syndicate in Malaysia with complete documentation attached by 14 September 2020. Manual refunds may take between 1 to 2 months to process. Any queries relating to manual refunds should be sent to [email protected]. Thank you for your patience.

Welcome to Cello Practice Partner

Cello Practice Partner is a simple way to make practising pieces for your ABRSM exam more musical, enjoyable and fun. It is useful for anyone learning or teaching pieces from the ABRSM Cello Exam Pieces 2020-2023 at Grades 1–5.

What is Cello Practice Partner?

Cello Practice Partner lets you practise the Cello exam pieces at Grades 1–5 along with the accompaniment, solo part or both parts together. Slow down or speed up the music to practise at a tempo that suits you and set loops around tricky passages. Cello Practice Partner is free to download, with in-app purchases available for each individual piece or selections for each grade.

The app comes with one example piece from Grade 1 of the Cello Exam Pieces 2020–2023 so you can evaluate the app before purchasing any pieces. Download it from the App Store or Google Play Store.

How can I use Cello Practice Partner?

Cello Practice Partner lets you play along with real musicians’ performances, exactly as recorded or at a reduced tempo. The app will help you to:

  • Become familiar with the accompaniment and understand how the solo line fits with the piano part for more secure performances. Never miss a cue again!
  • Slow down or speed up the music to a tempo that suits you, for slow careful practice.
  • Listen closely to the Cello in isolation to hear every detail of the expert performance.
  • Repeat tricky passages by setting loops around them.

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