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Inspiring string players: Bowed Strings Syllabus 2016-2019 now available!

2 years ago

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Bowed Strings Syllabus 2016-2019We have released our new Bowed Strings Syllabus 2016–2019, featuring a fresh and exciting selection of repertoire for Violin, Viola and Cello.

What is new?

  • Violin repertoire has been entirely refreshed
  • Over 75% of the repertoire for Cello and Viola has been refreshed

​There are no changes to scales, sight-reading or aural test requirements or to Double Bass repertoire.

Our current 2012–2015 Bowed Strings Syllabus can be used until the end of Period A (Spring) 2016 in the UK & Ireland and 31 December 2016 in the rest of the world.

Books and audio resources

New books include Violin Exam Pieces 2016–2019, which provides selected repertoire for all eight grades of the Violin syllabus, More Time Pieces for Viola (Volumes 1 and 2), which features pieces included on Grades 1–7​ of the new Viola​ syllabus, and Principal Cello, a collection of popular recital pieces for more advanced cellists.​ Cello Exam Pieces Recordings provides recordings of repertoire and accompaniment tracks to help build a student’s confidence.

Violin Exam Pieces 2016-2019, Grade 1

More Time Pieces for Viola, Volume 1

Principal Cello

Cello Exam Pieces Recordings

Violin and Cello recordings are also available for purchase from our dedicated audio download shop.

Repertoire highlights

Violin

 

Core classics

Future favourites

Music from the movies

Teach together

Violin Exam Pieces

J. S. Bach
Adagio: 1st movt
Sonata No. 1 in G minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1001
Grade 8
Violin Exam Pieces

Ramiro Gallo
Rojo y negro
Grade 7
Violin Exam Pieces

Jim Henson & Sam Pottle
The Muppet Show Theme,
arr. Blackwell
Grade 1
Violin Exam Pieces

Kathy and David Blackwell
I Got those Fiddle Blues*
Grade 1

Viola

 

Core classics

Future favourites

Music from the movies

Teach together

More Time Pieces for Viola

Prokofiev
The Montagues and the Capulets (from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64)
Grade 5
More Time Pieces for Viola

Tchaikovsky
Passionate Confession,
arr. Bullard
Grade 7
More Time Pieces for Viola

Menken & Ashman
Under the Sea (from The
Little Mermaid
)
Grade 1
More Time Pieces for Viola

attrib. Henry VIII
Pastime with good company**
Grade 3

Cello

 

Core classics

Future favourites

Music from the movies

Teach together

Principal Cello

Saint-Saëns
The Elephant (from The Carnival of the Animals)
Grade 1
Time Pieces for Cello

Squire
Tzig-Tzig
Grade 8
Principal Cello

H. Mancini
The Pink Panther
Grade 2
More Time Pieces for Cello

Suzuki
Andantino**
Grade 1

* can be played on Violin and Viola together
** can be played on Viola and Cello together

Practice apps

Violin Practice PartnerViolin Practice Partner is a simple way to make practising pieces for your ABRSM Violin exam more musical, enjoyable and fun.

Violin Practice Partner is a practice tool which provides access to enhanced recordings of Violin Exam Pieces. You can use the app to practise with the piano accompaniment or violin part in isolation, in addition to the duo ensemble recording. Using Violin Practice Partner also helps slow practice, while retaining the musicality of the recorded performance. It's as if you’re practising with your own personal desk partner!

  • Find out more about Violin Practice Partner
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