Grade One

Scales (ascending and descending)

Major C Two Octaves (commencing on open string)
E♭ One Octave (commencing on C string)
Harmonic Minor D One Octave (commencing on open string)
Melodic Minor C One Octave (commencing on open string)
Bowing Patterns: Separate bows
Slurred pairs
Major Arpeggios A One Octave
C Two Octaves
E♭ One Octave (commencing on C string)
Minor Arpeggios D One Octave (commencing on open string)
C Two Octaves
Bowing Patterns: Separate bows


Three pieces to be chosen by three different composers. Two pieces must be from the list below. One alternative "own choice" work may be substituted and should be at a similar level to those already in the syllabus.
AnonArietteEarly Music for Viola, Boosey
BachAlle Menschen müssen sterbenTime Pieces for Viola, Vol 1, ABRSM
BlackwellNo 35, 37, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46 or 47 any oneViola Time Joggers OUP
BrucknerEvening Hymn No 16First Repertoire for Viola Bk 1 Faber
ClarkMenuet No 3Early Music for Viola, Boosey
CohenBlast off, Operation Space Station Superstudies for Viola Bk 1, Faber
ColledgePolka Dots No 15, or Fiddlesticks, No 18Wagon Wheels for Viola, Boosey
CowlesPrairie SongFirst Finger Patterns: 10 Easy Melodic Fragments for Viola & Piano Fentone
DvorakLarghetto 2nd mvt from Sonatina in G Op 100Time Pieces for Viola, Vol 1, ABRSM
ElgarAndante No 1 from Six Very Easy Pieces Op 22 Arr. PopeBosworth BOE003913
GrechaninovMorning Stroll No 1 From In aller Frühe Op 126bSchott ED 8757/MDS
HandelFinale, No 13Viola Time Runners, OUP
HandelMenuetStarters for Viola, ABRSM
HandelRigadoon, No 24, arr NelsonPiece by Piece 1 for Viola, Boosey
HarrisViola JokeTime Pieces for Viola, Vol1, ABRSM
Huws JonesToodle-PipTen O'Clock Rock for Viola, ABRSM
Huws JonesViola d'Amore, No 8The Really Easy Viola book, Faber
LullyMenuetStarters for Viola, ABRSM
Lumsden & WedgwoodFly high, PterodactylJurassic Blue for Viola & Piano Faber
MorleyNow is the Month of MayingFirst Repertoire for Viola Bk 1 Faber
Murray & BrownMelodyTunes for my Viola, Boosey
Murray & BrownPastoral RomanceTunes for my Viola, Boosey
NelsonThe BusybodyEssential String Method for Viola Bk 3, Boosey
PurcellRigadoonTime Pieces for Viola, Vol 1, ABRSM
RodgersEdelweissAbracadabra Viola Bk 1, A & C Black
SalterA LegendStarters for Viola, ABRSM
SchubertLändler No 26 arr NelsonPiece by Piece for Viola, Boosey
SchumannOf Strange Lands and PeoplesStarters for Viola, ABRSM
TürkScherzando, No 11Early Music for Viola, Boosey
Wilkinson & BassComputer Games or Lazy BeatViva Viola!, Faber


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