5 Reasons to Take RGT Exams

Have you been thinking of taking an RGT exam but aren’t sure if they’re right for you?

Or, have you heard about RGT exam but thought they were only for electric guitar players, and you’re not interested in electric guitar?

If you’ve been on the fence about an exam, or aren’t sure what RGT has to offer beyond electric guitar, then this article is for you.

Though there are numerous positive reasons to take an RGT exam, we’ve presented you with our top 5 in order to give you the information you need to pick the right exam for you, your background, favorite style of music, and instrument.

So read on, ask any questions you have in the comments section below, and we’ll see you at the next RGT exam period.

International Recognised Qualification

RGT offers quality exams you can have confidence in as Ofqual regulates all of RGT’s graded exams.

To ensure the highest quality control with RGT exams, our awarding body, the University of West London, has corporate recognition from Ofqual and the corresponding organisations in Wales (DFES) and Northern Ireland (CCEA).

Did you also know that UCAS tariff points towards university entrance are awarded to candidates attaining grades 6, 7 or 8 in any RGT exams?

These UCAS points will prove useful for students applying for Higher Education music courses, as well as those applying to non-music courses.

This means that UCAS and university admissions staff now recognise the value music grade exams can have across all subject areas as they indicate motivation, self-discipline and organisational skills.


Measure Your Standard as a Guitarist

Whether you are a pure beginner or a seasoned professional, RGT offers exams to help you measure your level of performance, ear training, musical knowledge and more.

Starting with Initial level exams, and working up to FLCM diplomas, RGT exams will allow you to work at your own pace and at the appropriate level for your current playing level.

If you are stuck in a rut, don’t know where to go next, or are struggling to determine your current standard as a player, then studying for and taking an RGT exam can help you take your playing to the next level.

For more information on how to measure your standard as a guitarist, please check out the RGT Exam Page.


Set Clear Guitar Playing Goals

As well as helping you determine where you are as a player, RGT exams help you set short and long-term goals as you work your way through the various syllabi RGT has to offer.

By taking exams in any or all of the three RGT exam periods each year, you are setting firm goals on the instrument that you can work towards as a player.

With a large number of exams and styles to choose from, you are also making long-term goals as a student of the instrument when working from the Initial level all the way up to FLCM diplomas.

Lastly, you don’t have to start from the beginning of any syllabus.

If you have been playing for a while and want to raise the bar, then starting at a higher grade for your first exam is perfectly fine, which might be more appropriate for your level of playing and experience.

Find our more about each RGT exam by reading the RGT Exam Booklets.


Become a Well Rounded Guitarist

RGT exams are not only designed to make you a better performer, they test the myriad skills any modern musician needs to be a well-rounded instrumentalist.

By learning how to play songs, read chord charts, improvise, play scales-chords-arpeggios, recognize musical elements by ear, identify music theory elements, and more, RGT exams give you a thorough approach to studying guitar.

To find out more about how each exam is structured, please visit the following pages.


RGT Exams for Every Player

Are you interested in RGT exams but have thought to yourself, “I would like to take an RGT exam but I’m not an electric guitar player.”

Before you forget about taking an exam, did you know that RGT offers a wide range of exams beyond electric guitar?

For more information on the extensive RGT exam list, please pick an instrument and read more below.


As you can see, there are many great reasons to take any of the wide range of exams that RGT has to offer.

What is your favorite reason for taking RGT exams? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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