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Clarinet

 

 Grades

Level 1 (Preliminary - 4th grade), Level 2 (5th - 8th grade), Certificate of Performance and Level 3 (Associate - Licentiate diplomas).

 

Syllabus

The syllabus is published in the Manual of Syllabuses and available as a digital download.

2017 Clarinet Syllabus

 

Instruments

  • B flat clarinet
  • Bass clarinet
  • E flat soprano clarinet
  • E flat alto clarinet
  • C clarinet

 

Grade Books

Clarinet Series 3 and Clarinet Series 2 grade books accompany the current syllabus from Preliminary to Fourth grade.

Clarinet Series 1 grade books cannot be used with the current syllabus except as extra list pieces. Learn more.

   

 

Technical Work

Candidates should consult Clarinet Technical Work, which contains all of the technical work and exercises for all grades.

 

Sight Reading

Candidates should consult Clarinet Sight Reading and Transposition, which contains exercises in sight reading suitable to prepare candidates for this section of the examination.

Please note that several changes have been made to the sequencing of transposition in this syllabus that are not reflected in Clarinet Sight Reading and Transposition. This book nevertheless remains a valuable resource for preparing for this section of the examination.

 

Recording & Handbooks

Clarinet Series 3 Recording & Handbooks and Series 2 CDs and notes include recordings of grade book repertoire and information suitable to prepare candidates for the general knowledge section of the examination. Series 2 recordings are also available as digital downloads online. Learn more.

 

 

Orchestral Excerpts

Candidates should consult Clarinet and bass clarinet orchestral and chamber music excerpts, which contains all of the excerpts for all grades.

 

 

Digital Recordings

Clarinet recordings are now available from digital music outlets such as iTunes, Spotify and Google Play. Digital recordings can be purchased as full albums or as individual tracks. 

 

Clarinet digital recordings are available for:

 

Series 2    1 2 3 4
Series 3  P  1  2  3  4 

 

  

 

 

Publication Corrections

  • Clarinet Technical Work (2008), pg. 12, exercise 1.2. See corrected page
  • Clarinet Series 2, Grade 2, pg. 15, bar 24. See corrected page
  • Clarinet Series 2, Grade 3, pg. 6/5, composer dates corrected to 1763-1829
  • Clarinet Series 2, Grade 3, pg. 10/7, bar 45-46, 49. See corrected pages
  • Clarinet Series 2, Grade 3, pg. 14-15, bar 28, 46. See corrected pages
  • Clarinet Series 2, Grade 4, pg. 22/14, tempo corrected to quaver=112
  • Clarinet Series 2, Grade 4, pg. 6-7/8, bar 4, 31, 35. See corrected pages
  • Clarinet Series 2, Grade 4, pg. 8-9/9, bar 43, 51, 68. corrected pages
  • Clarinet Series 2, Grade 4, List A No 2, composer name spelled Demnitz
  • Clarinet and bass clarinet orchestral excerpts, pg. 44. See corrected page