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Grade Exam Music

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ABRSM Double Bass 2020-2023123  

Sheila Nelson's award winning teaching approach available in a clearly structured progressive method covering all stringed instruments. The Essential String Method develops the pupil as a musician as well as an instrumentalist right from the start through an integrated programme of games, activities, songs and pieces. Developed by Sheila Nelson (violin), Cathy Elliott (Double Bass), Gerald Howard (Cello) and Adrian Thorne (musicianship) in collaboration with The Guildhall School of Music & Drama. A "Millennium Product" Winner.


All in a Garden Green (Nelson)
All through the Night (York)
Alla Siciliana (Howard & York)
Apple Pie (Thorne)
Autumn fr The 4 Seasons (Vivaldi arr Nelson)
Balmy Days (Howard & York)
Boatman (Nelson)
Camptown Races (Foster arr Nelson)
Carnival Waltz (Elliott)
Carousel (Nelson)
Chasing your Tail (Nelson)
Coming Round the Mountain (York)
Conversation Piece (Nelson)
Courtly Dance (Schubert arr Elliott)
Dance for a Party (Haydn arr Nelson)
Doodle Day (Elliott)
Dr Johnson's Jig (Nelson)
Ecossaise (Beethoven arr Nelson)
Farmer's Fancy (Nelson)
Fill Every Glass (Nelson)
Fly like a Bird (Nelson)
Gavotte (Handel arr Elliott)
Grandfather's Clock (Elliott)
Greensleeves (Elliott)
Happy Sad Song (Howard)
Hatikvah (Elliott)
High Jump (Nelson)
Hungarian Folk Song (Elliott)
I am a fine Musician (Nelson)
I have a Bonnet (Nelson)
Irish Song (Moore arr. Elliott)
Irish Songs (Moore arr Elliott)
Jenny Jones (Nelson)
Jiggy Jessie (Howard)
John Grumlie (Elliott)
Kumba Yah! (Nelson)
Lament (Thorne)
Limerick Rake (York)
London Bridge Variations (Nelson)
Lullaby (Elliott)
M. Duport's Menuet (Mozart arr Nelson)
Madeleine Dreaming (York)
March of the Kings (Elliott)
Marching Scale (York)
Marmaduke Mackenzie (Nelson)
Michael Finnegan (Nelson)
Minuet (Telemann arr Nelson)
Moto Perpetuo (Nelson)
Mrs MacWater (Nelson)
New Waltz Variations (Nelson)
Old French Song (Tchaikovsky arr Nelson)
Pease Pudding Hot (Nelson)
Peripatetic Polka (Nelson)
Poor Old John (Nelson)
Reeling Around (Nelson)
Row the Boat (Nelson)
Scadavay Dawn (Howard & York)
Shortnin' Bread (Nelson)
Signor Carulli's Allegro (Carulli arr. Elliott)
Slippery Slope (Elliott)
Snakes & Ladders (Elliott)
Snap-Shift Waltz (Howard & York)
Square Scale (York)
Swinging Scale (York)
The Busybody (Nelson)
The Lochmaddy Ferry (Howard)
The Merry Peasant (Schumann arr Elliott)
The Vicar of Bray (York)
This Old Man (Nelson)
Toccata (York & Howard)
Tree Swing (Nelson)
Turkey in the Straw (Nelson)
Turn the Glasses Over (Nelson)
Two German Dances (Schubert arr Nelson)
Upon Paul's Steeple (Nelson)
Viennese Dance (Nelson)
Waltzing Scale (York)
Where's the Time Gone (Howard)
Whirlpool (Elliott)

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