ABRSM (The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) is an international musical organization. It aims to help people in learning music and good quality production techniques all around the world. Being hand in hand with royal musical schools globally, ABRSM is active in more than 100 countries. Their examination system covers 35 different musical instruments, singing, theory and music knowledge. Exams are offered in 2 different categories, theoretical and practical, and divided by 8 different levels by difficulty. While theoretical exams only test attendant's knowledge basis, practical exams test instrumental performance in addition to that. Those who wants to focus only on performance are advised to consider ARSM as well. Successfully completing all 8 levels is enough to take diploma exams: ABRSM, LRSM and FRSM. The exams take place in many countries all over the world.