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Scales

The ultimate reference for any scale, arpeggio or broken chord you will ever need for ABRSM / Trinity Grades 1-8

Please note, scales unique to just one particular grade are shown at the bottom of the page.



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Major Scales

C major 









F major

Harmonic Minor Scales


Melodic Minor Scales


G melodic minor

D melodic minor












Major Arpeggios

C major   

G major   

D major   




Minor Arpeggios




Contrary Motion Scales

C major contrary motion

G major contrary motion 

D major contrary motion


A major contrary motion

E major contrary motion


B major contrary motion


F sharp major contrary motion 


D flat major contrary motion 

Ab major contrary motion


E flat major contrary motion

B flat major contrary motion   


F major contrary motion

C minor contrary motion


G minor contrary motion

D minor contrary motion


A minor contrary motion

E minor contrary motion


B minor contrary motion 

F sharp minor contrary motion   


C sharp minor contrary motion 

G# minor contrary motion   


E flat minor contrary motion 

B flat minor contrary motion   


F minor contrary motion


Chromatic Scales

Chromatic on D (separate hands one octave for Grade 2)

Generic chromatic (ABRSM suggested fingering)

Generic Chromatic (with alternative fingering for smoother performance)

Scales in Thirds

Dominant 7ths


1st inversion arpeggios


Grade 1 Miscellaneous

Contrary motions and Broken Chords Unique to Grade 1 but NOT listed above.
C major contrary motion 
(just one octave - the above example is two octaves)


Grade 2 Miscellaneous

Broken Chords Unique to Grade 2 but NOT listed above.



Grade 5 Miscellaneous

Scales Unique to Grade 5 but NOT listed above.

For ABRSM
Contrary motion chromatic on D

Contrary motion chromatic on A flat (also Grade 4 Trinity College)

For Trinity College
Contrary motion chromatic starting on C and E


Grade 6 Miscellaneous

Scales Unique to Grade 6 but NOT listed above

For ABRSM
C major staccato in 3rds

Chromatic - contrary motion on A# LH/ C# RH


For Trinity College
C major scale in 3rds RH one octave

C major scale in 3rds LH one octave


Grade 7 Miscellaneous

Scales and Arpeggios Unique to Grade 7 but NOT listed above

For ABRSM.
C major legato 3rd - hands separately

C major staccato 6ths - hands separately

Contrary motion chromatic on C

Contrary motion chromatic on F#

For Trinity College
E major scale in 3rds RH

E major scale in 3rds LH

E major arpeggio in contrary motion

Grade 8 Miscellaneous

Scales Unique to Grade 8 but NOT listed above.

For ABRSM







C major legato / double thirds

Bb major legato / double thirds


Chromatic legato / double thirds on A#/C#


Whole tone scale on E


For Trinity College 

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