Australian Music Examinations Board
Australian Music Examinations Board


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Double Bass


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



The syllabus is printed in the full Manual of Syllabuses or available as a digital download.

Also available as a single syllabus digital download: 2021 Double Bass Syllabus



Double Bass Series 1 grade books accompany the current syllabus from Preliminary to Grade 4.

Beyond Grade 4, repertoire is to be selected from the manual lists within the Double Bass syllabus.



Technical Work

Candidates should consult Double Bass Technical Work, which contains all of the

technical work and exercises for all grades.




Resources for Teachers

We hosted two webinars on the new Repertoire and Technical work requirements for the new AMEB Double Bass syllabus with Kees Boersma (Syllabus Consultant and Principal Double Bass, SSO) and Sylvia Hosking (Assistant Principal Bass, MSO). Kees and Sylvia played through excerpts of both repertoire and technical work and presented key concepts from the new syllabus.


Watch the full presentations below or view Kees' or Sylvia's presentations or


Read the most common syllabus Question and Answers.


Webinar 1 - Technical Work


Webinar 2 - Repertoire