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Violin

 

Grades

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

 

Syllabus

Current syllabus printed in the Manual of Syllabuses and available as a digital download.

2017 Violin Syllabus

 

Grade Books

Violin Series 9 and Violin Series 8 grade books accompany this syllabus from Preliminary to Seventh grade. 

 

 

Technical Work

All technical work requirements are set out in Violin Technical Work

 

Sight Reading

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

 

Recording & Handbooks

Violin Series 9 Recording & Handbooks and Violin Series 8 Recording & Handbooks include recordings of grade book repertoire and information suitable to prepare candidates for the general knowledge section of the examination.

 

 

Recorded Accompaniments

AMEB now offers Recorded Accompaniments for use in study and examinations in early grades. Where AMEB Recorded Accompaniments are available, candidates may perform with those recordings in examinations. These piano accompaniments have been recorded as practice tools and for use in early grade AMEB examinations. They feature performances of the accompaniment part for pieces in the corresponding AMEB grade books and can be used in conjunction with the MyTempo app as a practice resource. AMEB encourages candidates and teachers to rehearse and perform with live accompanists wherever this is possible. Learn more


Recorded accompaniments are available in hardcopy CDs from AMEB's Online Shop and AMEB Preferred Retailers OR as individual or album downloads (see below) from major digital music outlets like iTunesGoogle Play & Spotify.

 

 

Hardcopy CDs

Violin Series 9 Preliminary

Violin Series 9 First Grade

Violin Series 9 Second Grade

Violin Series 9 Third Grade

 

Digital downloads

Violin Series 9 Preliminary

Violin Series 9 First Grade

Violin Series 9 Second Grade

Violin Series 9 Third Grade


Digital Recordings

Recorded performances by professional Australian musicians of Violin exam repertoire are now available from digital music outlets such as iTunesSpotify and Google Play. Digital recordings can be purchased as full albums or as individual tracks. 

 

Violin digital recordings are available for: 

Series 7  P 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Series 8 P 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Series 9 P  1  2  3  4  5  6  7 

 

    

 

Publication Corrections

  • Violin Series 9, Third grade, pg. 6/18, bar 11. See corrected pages
  • Violin Series 9, Seventh grade, pg. 18 part, m.m. marking. See corrected page
  • Violin Series 9, Fifth grade, pg. 16 score, bar 14. See corrected page
  • Violin Series 9, Second grade, pg. 22 score, bar 9. See corrected page
  • Violin Series 9, Sixth grade, pg. 32 part, bar 115. G natural to be G sharp.
  • Violin Technical Work Book (2011), pg. 15, 21, table. See corrected pages
  • Violin Technical Work Book (2011), pg. 33, ex. 3D, bar 4 and 6. See corrected page
  • Violin Technical Work Book (2011), pg. 38.  m.m. markings. See corrected page
  • Violin Series 9, Prelim - Second Grade Recording & Handbook, pg. 11, Patrick's reel is in E Dorian, not Aeolian.

 

More Information

For more information regarding violin examination, teaching and study including topics such as extra list pieces, sight reading and technical work presentation view our FAQs.