Candidates are expected to bring the instrument and equipment needed for the exam. (An amplifier and a lead will be prepared in the exam room.)
Candidates are expected to adjust the sound and volume as needed for each subject. Candidates may ask examiners a question if they don’t understand how to use the amplifier in the exam room.
Candidates may bring and use their own effectors.
Candidates are expected to tune their instrument to A=440Hz on their own. (For Grades 10 and 9, quality of tuning is not evaluated. For Grades 8-6, quality of tuning is one of the evaluation points.) A tuning meter may be brought into the exam room, and may be used during the exam.
If candidates have a problem with their instrument during the exam, for example, a broken string, a spare instrument, prepared in the exam room, may be used. Candidates are expected to solve any problems prior to the exam on their own.