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ABRSM Bowed Strings 2020-23


Today sees the launch of the new ABRSM Bowed Strings syllabus 2020- 2023.  These new versions include new revised pieces for Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass now giving a repetoire of up to 30 pieces per grade.  

The launch also includes a new exam, the Initial Grade for Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass.  The Initial Packs include the pieces, scales and sight reading for the exam.  A new Aural publications is also available for this new grade.
There is now the opportunity to perform a duet, up to Grade 3.  There is also the introduction of cross string teaching, with the same piece being offered to different instruments. 
All books are valid for the exams starting in 2020 although an overlap of the previous syllabus is available for the spring 2020 exams only.