Sax on the Web Forum banner

Trinity Guildhall or ABRSM?

4160 Views 6 Replies 6 Participants Last post by  Jeff Flatt
Hi there,

Possibly one for those that are based in the UK. Which of these two exam systems would you recommend? I'm aware that Jazz learning goes much further with Trinity (> grade 8 as opposed to grade 5 only), but from the websites it seems that they are pretty even in what they offer, aside from this. Is ABRSM really more classical in the end? Is Trinity more contemporary in learning material? Does this matter? My aim is to be a better player. Thoughts?
1 - 1 of 7 Posts
the Trinity / Guildhall jazz exams have been going for a few years longer than the ABRSM equivalent and may have had longer to get it right. Don't forget the people who write the syllabus are great players / educators from Guildhall itself.
It doesn't work for everyone and I have found the top grades fairly easy, but it can be a great structured introduction to jazz improv and standard playing.
1 - 1 of 7 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.