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Brass publications errata 

Treble Clef Brass Scales, Arpeggios & Exercises

  • Page 19, Grade 4 – the A major scale and arpeggio should be played from low A to middle A, not an octave above. [amended in second impression, December 2015]

French Horn Scales, Arpeggios & Exercises

  • Page 12, Grade 3 v B flat horn lip flexibility exercise: the B in bar 12 should be a B flat; the F in bar 18 should be an F sharp. [amended in second impression, March 2015]

Trombone Scales, Arpeggios & Exercises

  • Pages 13-14, Grade 3 – the G minor scale and arpeggio should be played in the lower octave, not an octave above. [amended in second impression, May 2015]

Featuring Melody for Treble Brass (published by Brass Wind)

  • Three On Five by Peter Lawrance (Grade 6, list B) should have a metronome mark of crotchet = 140 (not crotchet = 40).

Bowed Strings & Harp publications errata

Violin Exam Pieces 2020-2023 Grade 6

  • Elgar 'Mot d'amour' (score page 32, part page 16 & recording) bar 3: The violin C sharp on beat 3 should be a B natural (tied from beat 1). Either version will be acceptable in the exam. [amended in the second impression]

Violin Exam Pieces 2020-2023 Grade 7

  • Vivaldi 'Concerto in D minor' (score page 5, part page 3) bar 33: The violin second tripet semiquaver should be an F sharp (not F natural). Either version will be acceptable in the exam. [amended in the second impression]

Violin Scales, Arpeggios & Studies from 2016

  • Page 20, 'Twinkling Tango' bar 6 – F sharps should be F naturals in this bar.

Double Bass Scales, Arpeggios & Studies from 2016

  • Page 24, ‘Spicy Goulash’ – should be in B flat minor (ie 5 flats rather than 6).

Harp Studies & Exercises from 2013

  • Page 41 'Cool Dude': the swing tempo indication incorrectly contained semibreves in the first four print impressions of this book (instead of showing a pair of quavers = crotchet quaver with a triple sign above) [amended in the 5th impression]

Piano publications errata

A Recital Anthology – Piano Solo

  • Page 84 – Sonata in F major (Mozart) – bars 186 and 188 RH are incorrect in the first impression. Bars 185-188 should appear as in this PDF. (Bar 186 RH: crotchet B natural slurred to quaver C, then crotchet G and quaver rest. Bar 188 RH: crotchet A flat tied to semiquaver A flat with turn symbol above, semiquaver B flat, crotchet C, quaver rest.)  [amended in the second impression]
  • Page 96 – Sonata in C minor 'Pathétique' (Beethoven) – bar 272, LH 5th note should be G (not B flat as in the first impression)
  • Bar 176 – Deep River (Coleridge-Taylor) – bar 38 LH last chord flat sign should be in front of the E (and not in front of the F) [amended in the second impression]
  • Page 199 – Suite (Bartók) is op. 14 (not op. 32 as in the first impression)
  • Page 23 – Toccata no. 5 in E minor (J S Bach) – the tempo marking should be ‘Allegro’, rather than ‘Adagio’ [amended in the second impression]

Piano Pieces Plus Exercises 2021-2023: Grade 2

  • Page 8 – Canzonet (Neefe) – bar 11 LH C should have a sharp sign. [amended in the second impression]

Piano Pieces Plus Exercises 2021-2023: Grade 4

  • Page 28 – Exercise 1a. Sarabande – bar 4 LH should not have lower G on either chord - these should be two-note chords only (crotchet B flat and D natural, minim B flat and D flat) [amended in the second impression]
  • Audio – Calypso (Knowles) – at 0’34’’ the rhythm in the RH on the first beats of bars 19 and 21 has been played incorrectly (swapped around). The score is correct.
  • Calypso (Knowles) - the RH rhythm in bar 24 should be as bar 23. [Corrected in the 3rd impression.]

Piano Pieces Plus Exercises 2021-2023: Grade 5

  • Page 22 – Sports Car (McCabe) – bar 29 RH chord on beat one should be E-F sharp-A (as in bar 33). [amended in the second impression]
  • Page 22 – Sports Car (McCabe)bar 4 RH the first two notes should be dotted crotchet – quaver.
  • Page 25 - Large Wave (Wedgwood) - bar 24-25 the RH C should be tied across the bar. [amended in the second impression]
  • Page 25 - Sports Car (McCabe) - bar 43 LH 5th note should be a G

Piano Pieces Plus Exercises 2021-2023: Grade 6

  • Page 11 – Finale (Haydn) – bars 20-21 LH upper G should be tied (as in bars 3-4)[amended in the second impression]
  • Page 13 – Finale (Haydn) – bar 89 first quaver should be a C (not E). Either version will be acceptable in the exam. [amended in the second impression]
  • Page 16 – Ivan is Very Busy (Khachaturian) – bar 1 all quavers in the left hand should be marked as staccato.
  • Page 18 – Ivan is Very Busy (Khachaturian) – bar 72 last quaver should be a G (not E). Either version will be acceptable in the exam. [amended in the second impression]
  • Page 16 & 18 – Ivan is Very Busy (Khachaturian) - Bar 13 pedalling should be from quaver 4 (RH chord) to quaver 7 (LH Bb), and a similar pattern in bar 14 (the same for bars 64 & 65). Bar 15 should be pedalled from quaver 2 (LH F) to quaver 5 (LH Db) [Corrected in impression 4]

Piano Pieces Plus Exercises 2021-2023: Grade 8

  • Page 26 – Feodora (Czerny) – bar 50 RH the first G should be a G natural followed by a G sharp [amended in the third impression]
  • Page 30 – No. 2, Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm (Bartók) – bar 51 LH chords should be identical to those in bars 52-54 (first impression had A natural instead of A flat). [amended in the second impression]
  • Page 34 – Andaluza (Granados) – bar 9 LH last quaver should be a D [amended in the second impression (third impression Extended Edition)]
  • Page 38 – Andaluza (Granados) – bar 77 RH second dotted quaver (on 5th quaver beat) should be a C (not A) [amended in the second impression (third impression Extended Edition)]
  • Page 55 – Romance (Sciarra) – bar 25 LH beat 4 second triple quaver should be D natural (not D flat) [amended in the second impression (third impression Extended Edition)]
  • Page 56 – Romance (Sciarra) – bar 33 RH beat 4 – the 3rd flourished demisemiquaver (32nd note) should be F sharp (not G sharp) [amended in the second impression (third impression Extended Edition)]
  • Page 34 – Andaluza (Granados) the metronome mark should be dotted crotchet = 50
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Piano syllabus errata

Piano Syllabus 2021-2023

  • Grade 4 – Allegro in A major (Raise the Bar: Grades 3-5) is by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, not Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Correct in Raise the Bar, but incorrect in the first impression of the syllabus.
  • Initial page 10 - Into the Distance (Wild) - the time signature has been omitted and should be 4/4 [corrected in the fourth impression]

[Piano section last updated 14 June 2022]

Woodwind publications errata 

Clarinet Scales, Arpeggios & Exercises Grades 1-8 from 2015

  • Grade 5 – page 26, E major arpeggio – start on the lower E note to match the E major scale. [amended in the third impression, April 2017]

Oboe Scales, Arpeggios & Exercises Grades 1-8 from 2015

  • Grade 6 – page 28, diminished 7th starting on B flat – all F double-flats should be replaced with F flats.

Saxophone Scales, Arpeggios & Exercises Grades 1-8 from 2015

  • Grade 8 – page 50, F sharp major arpeggio with a lowered 7th should be marked with an asterisk to denote that it is relevant to the Jazz Saxophone syllabus.
  • Grade 8 – page 51, Mixolydian scale on B flat should not have a flat sign before the high C on the second system.
  • Grade 8 – page 52, B flat jazz melodic minor scale – final octave descending should have a G natural and no B natural.

Grade 7 Clarinet Exam Pieces 2017-2020

  • Page 23 of score and page 10 of part – metronome mark for Templeton In Rhythm should be minim = 80–84 (not crotchet = 80–84)

Initial Flute Exam Pieces 2017-2020

  • Page 7 of part – The correct title of the piece entitled Blow the Wind Southerly is in fact Blow the Man Down.

Grade 4 Flute Exam Pieces 2017-2020

  • Page 3 (of both part and accompaniment) – J S Bach Siciliano (Group A) – last quaver of bar 1, flute part should be E flat (not E natural).

Grade 5 Flute Exam Pieces 2017-2020

  • Page 7 of part, page 12 of accompaniment – Mozart Adagio (Group A) – first note of flute part should be F sharp (top line of stave), not G. [amended in the second impression, 2018]

Grade 6 Flute Exam Pieces 2017-2020

  • Page 6 of part, page 10 of accompaniment – Godard Idylle (Group A) – bar 8 second semiquaver should be a C (not B). Either version will be acceptable in the exam. [amended in the third impression, 2021]

Grade 8 Flute Exam Pieces 2017-2020

  • Page 11 of part, pages 22-23 of accompaniment – Debussy Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (Group A) – bar 94 flute minim should be dotted (within independent 12/8 time signature) and bar 95 should return to common time (4/4). [amended in the fourth impression]

Mosaics Flute book 1

  • Page 18 – Jig-Jag – tempo marking should be dotted crotchet = 108. [amended in the fourth impression]

Recorder Anthology 3 (Grades 4 & 5)

  • Page 21 (recorder part) – Paul Clark A Study – bar 11 semiquavers should read E flat, D (not D flat, C). The following quaver then becomes an E flat.
  • page 7 (recorder part) – Loeillet de Gant Largo – the realisation of the continuo is by Maria Boxall (updated in the 5th impression)

Woodwind Syllabus 2017-2020 errata 

Bassoon

  • Grade 5 – Galliard Sonata no. 3 in F, 3rd movt: Adagio and 4th movt: Spiritoso (Group A) publisher code should be IMC2114. (The Schott edition inccorecctly listed is not the correct piece.) [amended in the online edition]

Clarinet

  • Grade 1 – Beach Midnight Waltz (Group A) has been removed. [amended in the online edition]
  • Grade 1 – Rae Three Blue Mice should be listed in Group A rather than Group B. [amended in the online edition]
  • Grade 8 – Brahms Sonata in F minor, op. 120 no. 1, 1st movt appears twice in Group A. It should be removed from the 'alternative pieces' list (with no subsitute piece), but remains on the list of pieces contained within the Clarinet Exam Pieces 2017–-020 Grade 8 book. [amended in the online edition]
  • Grade 8 – Mendelssohn Sonata in E flat – only the first movement (Adagio - Allegro moderato) is required.

Flute

  • Initial – The correct title of the piece entitled Blow the Wind Southerly is in fact Blow the Man Down.

Saxophone

  • Grade 4 – Gunning Poirot (Group A) has been removed. It is correctly listed at Grade 5. [amended in the online edition]
  • Grade 5 – Ravel Bolero (Group A) has been removed. [amended in the online edition]

Recorder

  • Grade 1 – Handel Gavotte is no. 16 from Spielbuch fur sopran-blockflote und klavier.
  • Grieg Norwegian Dance (Grade 1), Trad. The Minstrel Boy (Grade 1) and Purcell Trumpet Tune (Grade 2) should be listed in Group B rather than Group A. [amended in the online edition]

[Woodwind section last updated 30 March 2021]

Jazz Woodwind Syllabus 2017-2020 errata

Jazz Clarinet

Grade 2

  • Off to the Match! by Rae has been removed from the syllabus.
    [amended in the online edition]

[Jazz Woodwind section last updated 3 January 2018]

Electronic Keyboard & Organ publications errata

Electronic Keyboard

Grade 6 Pieces & Technical Work 2019-2022

  • Pages 28, 'Samba Nights' – bar 8, last three quavers should be on Trumpet.

Grade 7 Pieces & Technical Work 2019-2022

  • Page 11, 'Violin Concerto in G' – French horns should sound an octave lower than written - this is not noted in the setup box at the top of the page in the 1st impression.
  • Page 11, 'Violin Concerto in G' – bar 18 beat 3 change to WW Section (ie remove Chamber Strings).
  • Page 14, 'Violin Concerto in G' – bar 67 LH beat 2, should be C sharp
  • Page 16, 'Wedding March' – Accompaniment should be set to 'on' at the beginning, so that the 'sync start' causes the rhythm to enter at bar 5 when the first chord is played.
  • Page 16, 'Wedding March' – bar 6 beat 2, the bottom B in the chord should be removed, so that the notes appear the same as in bar 10.
  • Pages 17-18, 'Wedding March' – it is not necessary for candidates to change the accompaniment settings of bars 40-49.Page 17, 'Wedding March'

Grade 8 Pieces & Technical Work 2019-2022

  • Page 24, 'In Dahomey' – setup box, 'Other info' line 8 – 'register key set to 0 for 39 beat 4-41 beat 3 (played up an octave)' – bar number is incorrect in the first impression.
  • Page 29, 'A Night in Tunisia' – setup box, 'Other info' should start 'Fingered on bass chord setting to be used' – the word 'bass' is missing in the first impression.
  • Page 34, 'Riverdance' – setup box should state that Piccolo sounds one octave higher than written.
  • Page 34, 'Riverdance' – setup box, last line – ‘Bars 26-53 RV Octave -1...' – bar number is incorrect in first impression.

Electronic Keyboard & Organ syllabus errata

Organ

Grade 5 

  • Grade 5 - Stanford No. 5 from 6 Short Preludes and Postludes, set 1 op. 101 Preludes and Postludes Mayhew 1400361. The printed syllabus is missing 'set 1 op. 101'.

Guitar publications errata

Guitar Exam Pieces 2020-2023 Grade 4

  • Page 4 ‘Gavotte’. A number of fingerings were incorrect in the first impression. Please note however that fingering is only ever a suggestion.
    Bar 0 – first note – string number should be ‘3’ (not ‘2’)
    Bar 1 – first F should be fingered 2 (not 0)
    Bar 10 – final D should be fingered 2 (not 4)
    Bar 11 – first C sharp should be fingered 2 (not 3)
    Bar 14 – the first E should be fingered 4 (not 1).
    Bar 14 – beat 3, the lower two notes can be a dotted crotchet to allow the final D to be more easily played.
    [amended in the second impression]
  • Page 7 ‘Nostalgia: petite mélodie’. The tempo marking should be crotchet = 84-88. Please note that metronome marks are given as a guide only. [amended in the second impression]

Guitar Exam Pieces 2020-2023 Grade 5

  • Page 2 ‘Preludium’ bar 7. The first minim bass note should be a low E (not a G as in the first impression). [amended in the second impression]

Guitar Exam Pieces 2020-2023 Grade 6

  • Page 3 ‘Sarabande’ bar 10. The position marking should be CVI and not CIV. Bar 29 – quaver A at start of bar should have a sharp sign. [amended in the second impression]

Guitar Exam Pieces 2020-2023 Grade 7

  • Page 8 ‘The Bonnie, Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond’ bar 8 – upper voice final quaver should be a D sharp (not an E as in the first impression).
  • Page 16 ‘Serenade’ bar 25 – the B flat should be a B natural and fingering should be 4 for the B, 3 for the G. Bar 28 – the B flat should be a B natural - fingering unchanged
    [amended in second impression]

Guitar Exam Pieces 2020-2023 Grade 8

  • ‘The Bucks of Oranmore’
    • Page 12 bar 40 the G note should be an A
    • Page 13 bar 55 the third note (C sharp) should be a D
      [amended in second impression]
  • Page 14 – Oración para todos’ (Coste) – bar 13, there should be a bass open A crotchet on the first beat of the bar [amended in the second impression]
  • Page 22 – Vals venelozano no.3 ‘Natalia’ (Lauro) – the tempo marking should be crotchet=150-160 [amended in second impression]
  • ‘Sérénade’ (Coste) [all amended in second impression]
    • Page 7, bar 32 – the dotted quaver A on beat one should be an F sharp (one line below) 
    • Page 8, bars 50 and 51 – the bass notes should both be open E as in the surrounding bars
    • Page 9, bar 101 – the dotted quaver E on beat one should be a C sharp (one space below)

Guitar & Plectrum Guitar Scales, Arpeggios & Studies Grade 6-8 from 2016

  • Page 35 – the last section (marked mf) is to be played using harmonics for all notes, including the lower strings. This PDF is a clearer representation of what the composer intended.

Raise the Bar Guitar (Book 2) Grades 3-5

  • Page 9 – Russian Bear, bar 34 beat 3 should be a D minor chord (bottom to top: A, D, F)
    [Corrected in the second impression]
  • Page 17 – Ejercicio, bar 30 beat 1 should be an E minor chord in 2nd inversion
    [amended in second impression]

[Guitar section last updated 16 August 2021]

Singing Publications errata

A Recital Anthology

  • Page 9, 'Consolati e spera!' - bar 89, the vocal note should be Bb (high edition) and G (low edition)

Grade 3 Singing Exam Pieces 2018-2021

  • 'Cool Cat', audio – on the recording, the second G sharp in bar 8 (page 37) is incorrectly played as a G natural (the first time and on both repeats). The score is correct.

Grade 6 Singing (Low Voice) Exam Pieces 2018-2021

  • Page 32-34, ‘Summer' Bar 14, voice first note should be an A (minor third lower). Bar 32, piano LH first two notes should be B & F sharp (minor third lower). Bar 49, voice second note should be a C (tone lower). 
    [amended in second impression]

Grade 6 Singing (High Voice) Exam Pieces 2018-2021

  • Page 32-34, ‘Summer' Bar 14, voice first note should be a C (minor third lower). Bar 32, piano LH first two notes should be D & A (minor third lower). Bar 49, voice second note should be an E flat (tone lower). 
    [amended in second impression]

Singing Syllabus 2018-2021 errata

Grade 5

  • The correct code for Rutter: All Things Bright and Beautiful (B39) is 9780193420625.

[Singing section last updated 2 May 2018]

Drum Kit & Percussion publications errata

Raise the Bar Drum Kit: Grades 1-2

  • Page 25, 'It's Alive' – bar 17 fourth quaver should be bass drum (bottom stave space) – (not on the second stave line as in the first impression).

Timpani Exam Pieces & Studies from 2007

  • Page 18 (piano part page 28), 'My Homeland' (Faulkner) - the repeat should be omitted in the exam. [amended in the seventh impression]

Drum Kit Exam Pieces & Studies 2020–2023 Grades 6–8

  • Page 33, Grade 7 Exercise No. 3 bar 5 the last three notes should have the sticking of RLL [amended in 2nd impression]

[Drum Kit section last updated 14 June 2022]

Theory & Musicianship publications errata

Theory of Music Workbook Grade 1

  • Page iv, final paragraph should read 'Andante, allegro, moderato, repeat marks, ritardando (and signs and abbreviations for these where appropriate)'.
  • Page 41, in the last box – 'ritardando (rit.) – getting slower'.

Theory of Music Workbook Grade 4

  • Page 40, 'Subdominant chord in the key of G minor' – the top note on the bass stave of these two chords should be G (top space of the stave), not middle C.

Theory of Music Workbook Grade 7

  • Page 76, ‘Treble recorder – sounds an octave lower’ – incorrect as it sounds as written. [amended in 5th impression (2015) onwards]

Theory of Music Workbook Grade 8

  • Page 26, worked example in B minor should end with Roman numeral 'i' (not 'I') as the chord is minor. [amended in the seventh impression]
  • Page 12, the final sentence has been altered to ‘Here is a 16-bar melody for cello written using a tone row and its retrograde:’
    [amended in the seventh impression]

[Theory & Musicianship section last updated 9 December 2021]

Theory & Musicianship syllabus errata

Theory of Music Syllabus from 2009

  • Page 9 – final paragraph should read 'Andante, allegro, moderato, repeat marks, ritardando (and signs and abbreviations for these where appropriate)'.

[Theory & Musicianship section last updated 24 August 2021]

 

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