This syllabus features the following changes from the 2016–2019 syllabus:
◗ Repertoire lists refreshed and extended at all levels, encompassing a wide range of genres and styles
◗ Duets introduced at Initial to Grade 3 for violin, viola, cello and double bass
◗ New graded repertoire books for violin, featuring a varied selection of accompanied and unaccompanied pieces and duets
◗ Increased flexibility of repertoire choice, with pieces divided into groups at Grades 6–8 only
◗ Violin candidates can perform a piece/set listed for Scottish traditional fiddle at the same grade
◗ A new orchestral extracts option at Grades 6–8 for pedal harp

This syllabus is valid from 1 January 2020. The 2016–2019 syllabus will remain valid until 31 December 2020, giving a one year overlap. During this time, candidates may present pieces and technical work from the 2016–2019 or the 2020–2023 syllabus, but not both. Candidates should indicate which syllabus they are presenting on the appointment form handed to the examiner at the start of the exam.


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