What's in the exam?
- Scales & arpeggios
- Aural tests
Practical Double Bass exams consist of three pieces, chosen by the candidate from the appropriate lists in the current syllabus, scales and arpeggios, sight-reading and aural tests.
Total marks in all individual Practical exams are 150. 100 marks are required to achieve Pass, 120 marks to pass with Merit and 130 marks to pass with Distinction.
There are nine grades of assessment. Select a grade using the links below in order to view the syllabus and supporting materials for that grade.
Selected pieces, scales & sight-reading to support the new Initial Grade Double Bass syllabus.
A graded selection of double bass repertoire.
Practice material for those preparing for Double Bass exams.