Australian Music Examinations Board
Australian Music Examinations Board


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Level 1 (1st - 4th grade), Level 2 (5th - 8th grade) and Level 3 (Associate - Licentiate diplomas).



A combination of recorders may be used for the Recorder Syllabus, Levels 1, 2 and 3. Please refer to information in the syllabus regarding the use of treble and descant recorders.



Printed in the Manual of Syllabuses and is available as a digital download.

 Also available as a single syllabus digital download: 2021 Recorder Syllabus.


Grade books

Recorder: First to Fourth Grades grade book accompanies the current syllabus from First grade to Fourth grade. Repertoire can also be selected from the manual lists in the Recorder syllabus. Find your local music retailer.


Technical work

All technical work requirements are set out in Recorder: Technical Work and Users' Handbook.

Please note, the syllabus requirements for Technical Work 4th grade and above, allow candidates the option to choose any one of 3 sets for presentation at examination. This supersedes the requirements as outlined in the current Technical Work Book.


Sight Reading and Transposition

Examples of comparable sight reading and transposition exercises are given in the publication, Recorder: Technical Work and Users' Handbook.



Some publications in this syllabus may have gone out of print. Please ensure that any publications you wish to use are available before beginning your exam preparation.