ABRSM Guitar Grade 1 from 2019

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

Grade 1 Scales
ABRSM Guitar Scales Grade 1

Grade 1 Sight-reading
ABRSM Guitar Specimen Sight-Reading Grade 1
Additional sight reading resource – Grade 1

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. Please note that the first three pieces in each list are found in the ABRSM Guitar Exam Pieces book. Candidates may perform up to two of their three pieces accompanied by another guitar where indicated with a ?

ABRSM Guitar Exam Pieces Grade 1 (book only)
ABRSM Guitar Exam Pieces Grade 1 (book and CD)

List A
1 Trad. Chinese Jasmine Flower arr. Batchelar, (ABRSM)
2 Trad. French Sur le pont d’Avignon, arr. Wright , (ABRSM)
3? Gervaise Gaillarde Passemaize, arr. Sanderson, (ABRSM)
4? Le Roy J’ay bien mal choisi, arr. Wright from
One + One , Vol. 1: pupils part and
One + One Vol 1: teacher’s score
5? attrib. Purcell Riggadoon (from Musick’s Handmaid), arr. Wright from
One + One , Vol. 1: pupils part and
One + One Vol 1: teacher’s score
6 Longworth & Walker Tudor Dance from Guitar Basic Repertoire
7 Mainerio Italian Dance, arr Ansorge & Szordikowski from My First Concert for Guitar
8 J. Playford Country Dance No. 2 (from The Dancing Master) arr. Ansorge & Szordikowski No. 4 from My First Concert for Guitar
8 Trad. Canadian V’la l’bon vent, arr. Lemay from Repertoire progressif, Vol 1
10 Trad. French Les Bouffons, arr. Burden from The Young Guitarist’s Progress, Repertoire Series Part 1

List B
1 Carulli Ecossaise (No. 5 from 24 Pieces, Op. 121) arr. Wright , (ABRSM)
2 Sor March (from Introduction a l’etude de la guitare, Op 60) arr. Wright , (ABRSM)
3? Holst I vow to thee my country, arr. Mermikides, (ABRSM)
4 Aguado Andantino from Romantic Guitar Anthology, Vol 1
5 Musorgsky The Old Castle (from Pictures at an Exhibition), arr. Hegel from Easy Concert Pieces for Guitar, Vol. 1
6 Carulli Waltz in G, arr. Burden from The Young Guitarist’s Progress, Repertiore Series Part 1
7? A.E. Muller Allegretto arr. Kenyon from ABC Guitar
8? F. Schubert Theme (from Rosamunde, D797) arr. Wright from
One + One , Vol. 1: pupils part and
One + One Vol 1: teacher’s score
9 Sor Lecon in C, No. 1 from Introduction a l’etude de la guitare, Op 6
10 Trad. Spiritual Poor Wayfaring Stranger, arr. Batchelar & Wright from Time Pieces for Guitar Vol. 1, (ABRSM)

List C
1 Longworth & Walker Spanish Knights, (ABRSM)
2 Gary Ryan Underground Sound, (ABRSM)
3? C. Carson Parks Somethin’ Stupid, arr. Wright, (ABRSM)
4? L. Bernstein On Hand, One Heart (from West Side Story) arr. Batchelar & Wright: from Time Pieces for Guitar Vol. 1, (ABRSM)
5 Colin Downs A Little Russian Tale from Solo Now! Preparatory Book, (Chanterelle)
6 Stephen Kenyon Free-wheeling from ABC Guitar (Jacaranda Music)
7? Satie A Tiresome Prank, arr. Kenyon from ABC Guitar (Jacaranda Music)
8 Longworth & Walker Havana Good Time Guitar Basics Repertoire (Faber)
9 Štěpán Rak Chanson ancienne (from Jeux sur six cordes) Štěpán Rak: Jeux sur six cordes (Lemoine)
10 Colin Tommis The Night the Star Lost its Twinkle (No. 1 from Crossing the Divide) Colin Tommis: Crossing the Divide (Les Productions d’Oz)

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