What's in the exam?
- Scales & arpeggios
- Aural tests
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Exam Refunds – Practical Session 1 & 2
We are currently working to issue refunds for all exams cancelled due to COVID-19.
For entries submitted online, all exam fees have been refunded to the original payment card and should be received by 14 September 2020. If you card has been replaced since you made the entry, the refund should be redirected to your new card automatically. If you have any queries in relation to this, please contact your card provider.
If you submitted a paper entry form to your State Education Department, you must submit a refund request to the Examinations Syndicate in Malaysia with complete documentation attached by 14 September 2020. Manual refunds may take between 1 to 2 months to process. Any queries relating to manual refunds should be sent to [email protected]. Thank you for your patience.
This syllabus may be offered on an Eb , F, Bb or C tuba. The syllabus is suitable for three-valved instruments at all grades. For those pieces containing notes that require a 4th valve (and where an ossia is not published), candidates may adapt the affected passages.
The pieces set on this syllabus may be played on any of the above four tubas. Candidates may adapt passages or transpose parts and/or accompaniments as necessary for their instrument (NB many of the syllabus pieces are biased towards Eb tuba).
The repertoire lists indicate publication details, including clefs and where piano accompaniments are published separately. In addition, for pieces marked ‡ , further information about the publications (including where parts/accompaniments are issued in different keys) is available on our clarifications page.
Examiners will ask candidates whether they are bass- or treble-clef readers.
Brand new graded repertoire to support the lower brass instruments.
Practice material for students preparing for Tuba exams.
Practice material for candidates preparing for ABRSM brass exams.
New editions offering support to teachers preparing students for Practical exams.