ABRSM Double Bass Grade 1 (2016-2019)

ABRSM LogoPlease use the links below to find the titles recommended in the ABRSM Exam Syllabus:

Grade 1 Scales
ABRSM Double Bass Scales Grades 1-5

Grade 1 Sight-reading
ABRSM Double Bass Specimen Sight-Reading, Grades 1-5

Grade 1 Aurals
ABRSM Specimen Aural Tests, Grades 1-3 (book only)
ABRSM Specimen Aural Tests, Grades 1-3 (book and CD)
ABRSM Aural Training in Practice, Grades 1-3 (book and CD)

Grade 1 Pieces
One piece must be chosen from each of Lists A, B and C,

LIST A
1 Anon. Estonian Lament to the Moon (in either key), Time Pieces for Double Bass, Vol. 1, arr. Slatford (ABRSM)
2 Blow Gavott (from Musick’s Hand-maid)˛Time Pieces for Double Bass, Vol. 1, arr. Slatford (ABRSM)
3 Anon. German The More the Merrier. No. 67 from Ready Steady Go, arr. Elliott (Bartholomew , piano accomp.)
4 Suzuki Allegretto. No. 11 from Suzuki Bass School, Vol. 1, Revised Edition (Alfred–Summy-Birchard, piano accomp.)
5 Trad. John Grumlie, arr. Elliott. P. 25 from The Essential String Method, Double Bass Book 3 (Boosey & Hawkes, piano accomp.)
6 Trad. Peruvian Dance Tune. Amazing Solos for Double Bass, arr. Schofield (Boosey & Hawkes)

LIST B
1 Catherine Elliott Carnival Waltz. P. 4 from The Essential String Method, Double Bass Book 3 (Boosey & Hawkes, piano accomp.)
2 Tony Osborne Bass Bridges of Paris or Alpen Song†, No. 14 or No. 18 from The Really Easy Bass Book (Faber)
3 Michael Rose Ballad II arr. Slatford from Time Pieces for Double Bass, Vol. 1 (ABRSM)
4 Schumann A Little Piece (from Op. 68) from Time Pieces for Double Bass, Vol. 1 (ABRSM)
5 Taki Moon Over the Ruined Castle. No. 8 from Suzuki Bass School, Vol. 2, Revised Edition (Alfred–SummyBirchard , piano accomp.)
6 Tchaikovsky Old French Song, arr. Nelson. P. 27 from The Essential String Method, Double Bass Book 4 (Boosey & Hawkes, piano accomp.)

LIST C
1 Anon. Corn Rigs Quadrille Time Pieces for Double Bass, Vol. 1, (ABRSM) (Solo or Accompanied)
2 Steve Berry A Little Blue (without improvisation) Time Pieces for Double Bass, Vol. 1, (ABRSM) (Accompanied)
3 T. Morley Now is the month of Maying (in either key) arr. Slatford Time Pieces for Double Bass, Vol. 1 (ABRSM) (Solo or Accompanied)
4 I. Carroll Gigue, from Five Simple Pieces (Stainer & Bell) (Accompanied)
5 Tony Osborne And Y Not, No. 22 from The Really Easy Bass Book (Faber) (Accompanied)
6 Regner Lied des Schlafes, No. 5 from Kontra-Spass (Schott) (Accompanied)
7 Trad. Hatikvah, arr. Elliott. P. 22 from The Essential String Method, Double Bass Book 3 (Boosey & Hawkes, piano accomp.) (Solo or Accompanied)

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