As part of the 2020-2023 syllabus, ABRSM is introducing a new Initial Grade exam for Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass with first exams taking place from 1 January 2020.
The Initial Grade is a pre-Grade 1 assessment, following the same structure, content and assessment criteria as ABRSM’s existing graded music exams (three pieces, scales, sight-reading and aural tests). It’s designed to allow learners at the earliest stages of their musical journeys to celebrate their achievement, and is an ideal qualification for those who want a mark as well as helpful feedback.
The Double Bass Exam Pack for Initial Grade contains nine pieces (three per list) from the syllabus, the scales requirements and sample sight-reading tests. Audio recordings of the nine pieces in each book are included with the pack and will be available via a download and streaming code
Dawe - Canada – Sleigh Ride [More Travel Tunes]
Nelson - Fish Cakes and Apple Pie
Norton - New Toy [Microjazz for Starters: no.9]
Gregory - Silent Friends
Huws Jones - Gone for Good [Ten O’Clock Rock: no.12]
Trad. Spiritual arr. Iles - All night, all day
Huws Jones - Ten O’Clock Rock [Ten O’Clock Rock: no.9]
Martin, Peter - Hop Scotch [Child’s Play: no.2]
Wilson, Peter - Bow Rock [Stringpops 1: no.4]