Trinity Guitar Exams – Initial

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

Sight reading pieces Initial to Grade 3

Guitar Scales Initial to Grade 5

Trinity Aural Test books Grades 1 to 5

Pieces
Three pieces are to be played, at least one from each group, to form a balanced programme. Instead of one piece, candidates may offer an own composition. A maximum of two duets (marked ?) may be played. If duets are chosen, the accompaniment must be played in the exam.

Pieces marked ? are included in the Trinity Repertoire books for this grade

Group A
Praetorius, Allemande, ?
Trad., arr. Powlesland, The Water is Wide, ?, ?
Trad. Argentine, Mi Chacra, ?
Trad. Jamaican, Hill and Gully Rider, ?
Trad. Swiss, arr. Sollory, The Cuckoo, ?, ?
Trad. Urdo, Shine Like a Star, ?
Giuliani, Andantino, p. 8, Easy Classical Guitar Duets, (Hal Leonard) HAL697244, ?
Le Roy, J’ay Bien Mal Choisi, One + One vol. 1, (Chanterelle, pupils book, teachers book) ECH2201, ?
Longworth & Walker, Andante in A minor, Guitar Basics Workouts, (Faber) 0571536883
Trad. , Mattachins, Very Easy Guitar Tunes, (Usborne) 9780746058794

Group B
Bayly, Long, Long Ago, ?
Constantino, Luna, ?
Longworth & Walker, Night Night Knight, ?
Nuttall, Sarello, ??
Powlesland, Showtime, ?
Sherman & Sherman, Chim Chim Cher-ee (from Mary Poppins), ?
Sollory, Tika Taka, ?
Longworth & Walker, Hannah’s Mouse, Guitar Basics, (Faber) 0571532284
Nuttall, Fandango, On the Way, (Countryside) CTY007
Nuttall & Whitworth, Carnival, The Guitarist’s Way book 1, (Holley) S001
Sollory, Coffee, Jooby Tunes, (Camden) CM243, ?
Trad., Michael, Row the Boat Ashore, Very Easy Guitar Tunes, (Usborne) 9780746058794
Trad. Chilean, arr. Rivoal, Ojos Azules, Chansons et Danses d’Amérique Latine vol. C, (Lemoine) HL25163, ?
Tromp, First Steps, String Fingers, (XYZ)1211

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