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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.

Sight-Reading TrainerWelcome to Sight-Reading Trainer

Be smart about how you practise sight-reading with ABRSM Sight-Reading Trainer.

Our newest app helps you develop the skills to quickly spot the key features, patterns and characteristics in music before you play it. By working your way through a series of fun games you can unlock 155 brand new pieces of music.

ABRSM Sight-Reading Trainer has been designed to cover the sight-reading element of Piano exams at Grades 1-5 and is available on the App Store and Google Play.

Download ABRSM Sight-Reading Trainer and improve your sight-reading now!

What does Sight-Reading Trainer include?

Games

Each game focuses on one of the key elements of sight-reading, from recognising the key signature to spotting the time signature and tempo, helping you become a smarter sight-reader!

New material

Unlock 155 new pieces as you work your way through the games. Packed full of real ABRSM material that you won’t see anywhere else.

Track your progress

Collect stars as you go and track your progress as you work through the levels.

Make the most of your 30 seconds

In ABRSM Practical exams you have half a minute to look at a piece of sight-reading before you play it. Learn how to stay calm, know what to look out for and have fun preparing for your next exam.

How can I use Sight-Reading Trainer?

Work your way through the following games to unlock 155 brand-new pieces of sight-reading.

Rhythm match

You will see four rhythms taken from a piece of sight-reading. When you think you hear one of them you answer by selecting it in a grid as fast as you can.

Benefit: be able to quickly spot and play rhythms that are often reused throughout a piece of music.

Pitch patterns

Concentrate on a highlighted section of music looking carefully at the notes, then answer five questions about them when the music is removed.

Benefit: quickly recognise pitch patterns in music.

Quick fire five

Look at a piece of music for 30 seconds and try and take in as much information about it as you can. Then answer five questions about the music’s key features.

Benefit: learn to internalise the key features of music before you start sight-reading it.

What’s the difference?

Take some time to look over two pieces of music. There are two differences in the second version but what and where are they?

Benefit: be able to scan a piece of music for key features before sight-reading it.

Download Sight-Reading Trainer

Available on the iTunes App Store

Get it on Google Play

Sight-Reading Trainer

With Sight-Reading Trainer you can:

  • Quickly identify key musical features
  • Unlock 155 new pieces of sight-reading
  • Make practising sight-reading fun
  • Prepare for Piano exams at Grades 1-5

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