ABRSM Double Bass Grade 3, 2020-2023

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

Grade 3 Scales
ABRSM Double Bass Scales Grades 1-5

Grade 3 Sight-reading
ABRSM Double Bass Specimen Sight-Reading, Grades 1-5

Grade 3 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 3 Pieces
One piece must be chosen from each of Lists A, B and C:

LIST A
1 Aprile Solfeggio No. 3, (upper part, ornamentation optional) arr. Slatford & Bullard, Time Pieces for Double Bass, Vol. 1 (ABRSM)
2 L. Couperin Menuet de Poitou, (without DC) arr. Slatford & Wells, Time Pieces for Double Bass, Vol. 1 (ABRSM)
3 attrib. J. S. Bach First Minuet in D minor, BWV Anh. II 121, (with 1st repeat) arr. Elliott, The Anna Magdalena Bach Notebook for Double Bass (Bartholomew, piano accomp.)
4 Gerhard Deutschmann Menuett and Trio, Yorke Solos for Double Bass, Vol. 1 (Yorke, piano accompt.)
5 Diabelli Scherzo, arr. Dehant La Contrebasse Classique, Vol. A (Combre)
6 Thomas Gregory Big Dipper (upper part) Vamoosh Double Bass, Book 2 (Vamoosh)
7 Haydn Minuet and Trio, arr. Elliott Grade by Grade, Double Bass Grade 3 (Boosey & Hawkes)(Available end September)
8 Mozart May Time, arr. Suzuki, Suzuki Bass School, Vol. 2, Revised Edition (Alfred , piano accomp.)
9 Verdi Grand March, from Aïda, arr. Schofield Amazing Solos for Double Bass (Boosey & Hawkes)
10 Warlock Basse-Danse, from Capriol Suite, arr. K. & J. Hartley Subterranean Solos (Bartholomew, piano accompt.)

LIST B
1 Berbiguier Andante grazioso, (upper part) arr. Elliott Grade by Grade, Double Bass Grade 3 (Boosey & Hawkes) (Available end September)
2 Edward Jones Glwysen, arr. Huws Jones Grade by Grade, Double Bass Grade 3 (Boosey & Hawkes)(Available end September)
3 Borodin Prince Igor, arr. Mohrs Easy Concert Pieces for Double Bass, Vol. 1 (Schott)
4 Christine Donkin Romance, No. 4 from Bass-Time Beginners, (Recital Music)
5 Grieg Norwegian Dance, arr. K. & J. Hartley Subterranean Solos (Bartholomew, piano accompt.)
6 Gurlitt Voyage de nuit, arr. Dehant, La Contrebasse Classique, Vol. A (Combre)
7 Kern & Hammerstein Ol’ Man River, from Show Boat, arr. Slatford & Bullard Time Pieces for Double Bass, Vol. 1 (ABRSM)
8 Alan Menken & Ashman Beauty and the Beast, (upper part) arr. Lillywhite, Marshall, Hussey & Sebba, Abracadabra Double Bass, Book 1 (Collins Music piano accompt.)
9 Merle Mummers (Danse grotesque) Festival Performance Solos: String Bass (Carl Fischer, piano accompt.)
10 Tony Osborne Russian Song, No. 11 from The Double Bass Sings (Piper)

LIST C
1 Baklanova Mazurka, arr. Close & Sassmannshaus, Early Start on the Double Bass, Vol. 3 (Bärenreiter)
2 Jan Faulkner Rio Rumba, No. 8 from Second Bass (Recital Music)
3 S. Foster Camptown Races, arr. Nelson The Essential String Method, Double Bass Book 4 (Boosey & Hawkes)
4 Boguslaw Furtok Glissando Duet (upper part) Early Start on the Double Bass, Vol. 2 (Bärenreiter)
5 Thomas Gregory Rumba Cucumba Vamoosh Double Bass, Book 2 (Vamoosh)
6 Teppo Hauta-Aho Scott, 3rd movt from Jazz-Sonatine [No. 1] Teppo Hauta-Aho: Pizzicato Pieces, Book 1 (Recital Music)
7 W. K. Lyons Goblin’s Dance, arr. Suzuki, Suzuki Bass School, Vol. 2, Revised Edition (Alfred)
8 Sheila Nelson Toad in the Hole (upper part; without improvisation) Technitunes for Double Bass (Boosey & Hawkes)
9 Tony Osborne Bassa Nova, (pizz. or arco or combination) No. 3 from Junior Jazz Book 1 (Recital Music)
10 Michael Rose Jumbo Rag, from A Sketchbook for Double Bass (ABRSM)

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