Level 6

Level 6

Scales

G Major Scale
G Harmonic Minor
G Melodic Minor
A Major Scale
A Harmonic Minor
A Melodic Minor
Db Major Scale
C# Harmonic Minor
C# Melodic Minor
D Major Scale on A String
D Harmonic Minor on A String
D Melodic Minor on A String
Chromatic Scale on Bb
Chromatic Scale on B
G Major Arpeggio
G Minor Arpeggio
A Major Arpeggio
A Minor Arpeggio
Db Major Arpeggio
C# Minor Arpeggio
D Major Arpeggio on A String
D Minor Arpeggio on A String
Dominant 7th F Major
Dominant 7th G Major
Diminished 7th C# Minor
Diminished 7th Eb Minor
G Major 3rds
A Major 3rds
G Major 6ths
A Major 6ths
G Major Octaves
A Major Octaves
G Harmonic Minor 3rds
A Harmonic Minor 3rds
G Harmonic Minor 6ths
A Harmonic Minor 6ths
G Harmonic Minor Octaves
A Harmonic Minor Octaves

Etudes

Melodious Double Stops No. 1
Study in D Major
Etude No. 4 in C Major
Etude Speciale
Study in A Minor
Etude No. 2 in C Major
Etude No. 2 in C Major slow practice version

Ear Tests

Melody Playback

Video 1
Video 2
Video 3
Video 4

Rhythm Clapback

Video 1
Video 2
Video 3
Video 4

Level 5

Level 5

Scales

G Major Scale
Ab Major Scale
G# Harmonic Minor
G# Melodic Minor
E Major Scale
E Harmonic Minor
E Melodic Minor
F Major Scale
F Harmonic Minor
F Melodic Minor
C Major Scale on A String
G Chromatic Scale
A Chromatic Scale
Ab Major Arpeggio
G# Minor Arpeggio
E Major Arpeggio
E Minor Arpeggio
F Major Arpeggio
F Minor Arpeggio
C Major Arpeggio on A String
Dominant 7th C Major
Dominant 7th D Major
Diminished 7th Ab Minor
Diminished 7th Bb Minor
G Major 6ths
Bb Major 6ths

Etudes/Studies

Wohlfahrt No. 42

Level 4

Level 4

Scales

Ab Major Scale
B Major Scale
B Harmonic Minor
B Melodic Minor
Eb Major Scale
Eb Harmonic Minor
Eb Melodic Minor
E Major Scale 4th Position
E Harmonic Minor 4th Position
E Melodic Minor 4th Position
B Major Scale on A string
Chromatic Scale on E
Ab Major Arpeggio
B Major Arpeggio
B Minor Arpeggio
Eb Major Arpeggio
Eb Minor Arpeggio
E Major Arpeggio 4th Position
E Minor Arpeggio 4th Position
Dominant 7th G Major
Dominant 7th D Major ***NOTE*** This was printed erroneously in the technique book and is NOT the scale indicated in the syllabus.
Diminished 7th Eb Minor
Diminished 7th Bb Minor
Eb Major Broken 6ths

Etudes/Studies

The Mill Wheel
Playing Ball
Preparatory Exercise for Chromatic Scales
Ostinelli’s Reel
Study in F major, op 45, no. 6
Melodious Double Stops No. 9
The Happy Wire-haired Dachshund
Grasshopper
Inch Worm
Wohlfahrt no. 34

Ear Tests

Rhythm Clapbacks

A short melody of three to four bars will be played twice on the piano, (time signatures 2/4, 6/8). Clap or tap the melody from memory.
Tips: After listening for the first time, try to (quietly!) tap along to the melody the second time it is played. Then when you clap it, you will have rehearsed it once already. Also, it might be easier to sing the melody in your head while you clap, instead of just memorizing the rhythm. Start as soon as you can so you don’t forget, and try to clap at the same speed as the melody was played!

Rhythm Clapback Video 1
Rhythm Clapback Video 2
Rhythm Clapback Video 3

Melody Playback

A short melody will be played on the piano twice, based on the first five notes of the major scale (C, G, D, A major). The key will be named, and the major triad will be played once before the melody begins. (ex. for D major, the notes involved will be any or all of D, E, F#, G, A, and will start on either D, F#, or A)
Tips: Listen carefully to the triad, so that you can quickly figure out what note the melody starts on. Listen for familiar patterns (does it sound like a scale or an arpeggio?) and listen for repeated notes (sometimes the melody will return to a previous note).

Melody Playback Video 1
Melody Playback Video 2
Melody Playback video 3

Intervals

For the exam, you can choose to identify a given interval (played only once) or sing or hum the interval when given a starting note. The videos below are for identifying intervals only.
Intervals above a given note: major 3rd, minor 3rd, perfect 4th, perfect 5th, perfect octave (8th)
Intervals below a given note: minor 3rd, perfect 5th, perfect octave
Tips: Sing the notes in your head, and then try to sing the notes in between as well, following either a major or a minor scale. You should be able to count the number of notes in between in this way. You may find it easier to start out with singing these out loud until you can do it in your head. You can also use familiar songs to help you recognize certain intervals, for example a major 3rd above sounds like the beginning two notes of  ’When the Saints Come Marching In’.

Intervals Video 1
Intervals Video 2
Intervals Video 3

Level 3

Level 3

Scales

Bb Major Scale
C Major Scale
C Harmonic Minor
C Melodic Minor
D Major Scale
D Harmonic Minor
D Melodic Minor
F Major Scale
F Harmonic Minor
F Melodic Minor
Chromatic Scale Starting on D
Bb Major Arpeggio
C Major Arpeggio
C Minor Arpeggio
D Major Arpeggio
D Minor Arpeggio
F Major Arpeggio
F Minor Arpeggio
Double Stops

Etudes/Studies

The Whirly Bird and the Hen
Kites
The Fair Isle
The First Skating Lesson
The Fellow
Who Has Seen the Wind?
Study in B flat Major, op 45, no. 37
Study in G Major, op 45, no. 4

Ear Tests

Rhythm Clapbacks

A short melody of four bars will be played twice on the piano, (time signatures 2/4, 3/4, 4/4). Clap or tap the melody from memory.
Tips: After listening for the first time, try to (quietly!) tap along to the melody the second time it is played. Then when you clap it, you will have rehearsed it once already. Also, it might be easier to sing the melody in your head while you clap, instead of just memorizing the rhythm. Start as soon as you can so you don’t forget, and try to clap at the same speed as the melody was played!

Rhythm Clapback Video 1
Rhythm Clapback Video 2
Rhythm Clapback Video 3

Melody Playback

A short melody will be played on the piano twice, based on the first five notes of the major scale (G, D, A major). The key will be named, and the major triad will be played once before the melody begins. (ex. for D major, the notes involved will be any or all of D, E, F#, G, A, and will start on either D, F#, or A)
Tips: Listen carefully to the triad, so that you can quickly figure out what note the melody starts on. Listen for familiar patterns (does it sound like a scale or an arpeggio?) and listen for repeated notes (sometimes the melody will return to a previous note).

Melody Playback Video 1
Melody Playback Video 2
Melody Playback video 3

Intervals

For the exam, you can choose to identify a given interval (played only once) or sing or hum the interval when given a starting note. The videos below are for identifying intervals only.
Intervals above a given note: major 3rd, perfect 5th, perfect octave (8th)
Intervals below a given note: minor 3rd, perfect 5th
Tips: Sing the notes in your head, and then try to sing the notes in between as well, following either a major or a minor scale. You should be able to count the number of notes in between in this way. You may find it easier to start out with singing these out loud until you can do it in your head. You can also use familiar songs to help you recognize certain intervals, for example a major 3rd above sounds like the beginning two notes of  ‘When the Saints Come Marching In’.

Intervals Video 1
Intervals Video 2
Intervals Video 3

Level 2

Level 2

Scales

G Major Scale
G Harmonic Minor
A Major Scale
A Harmonic Minor
G Melodic Minor
A Melodic Minor
F Major Scale
D Major Scale
G Major Arpeggio
G Minor Arpeggio
A Major Arpeggio
A Minor Arpeggio
F Major Arpeggio
D Major Arpeggio
Double Stops

Etudes/Studies

Study in F Major, op 45, no. 5
Gym
Saturday Night Stomp
Charlie is My Darling
Listen to the Mocking Bird!
Pancake Peak
Sailing
Rowing on the Lake

Ear Tests

Rhythm Clapbacks

A short melody of four bars will be played twice on the piano, (time signatures 2/4, 3/4). Clap or tap the melody from memory.
Tips: After listening for the first time, try to (quietly!) tap along to the melody the second time it is played. Then when you clap it, you will have rehearsed it once already. Also, it might be easier to sing the melody in your head while you clap, instead of just memorizing the rhythm. Start as soon as you can so you don’t forget, and try to clap at the same speed as the melody was played!

Rhythm Clapback Video 1
Rhythm Clapback Video 2
Rhythm Clapback Video 3

Melody Playbacks

A short melody will be played on the piano twice, based on the first five notes of the major scale (G, D, A major). The key will be named, and the major triad will be played once before the melody begins. (ex. for D major, the notes involved will be any or all of D, E, F#, G, A, and will start on either D, F#, or A)
Tips: Listen carefully to the triad, so that you can quickly figure out what note the melody starts on. Listen for familiar patterns (does it sound like a scale or an arpeggio?) and listen for repeated notes (sometimes the melody will return to a previous note).

Melody Playback video 1
Melody Playback Video 2
Melody Playback Video 3

Intervals

For the exam, you can choose to identify a given interval (played only once) or sing or hum the interval when given a starting note. The videos below are for identifying intervals only.
Intervals above a given note: major 3rd, perfect 5th
Tips: Sing the notes in your head, and then try to sing the notes in between as well, following either a major or a minor scale. You should be able to count the number of notes in between in this way. You may find it easier to start out with singing these out loud until you can do it in your head. You can also use familiar songs to help you recognize certain intervals, for example a major 3rd above sounds like the beginning two notes of  ’When the Saints Come Marching In’.

Intervals Video 1
Intervals Video 2