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AMEB SCALE CHART –Grade 3 Technical Requirements

Section I - Technical Work

3rd GRADE A B C D E F G Bb Eb Ab Db Gb Cb F# C# G# D# A#
Scales in Similar Motion (SM)
Major
Harmonic Minor
Melodic Minor
Chromatic
Scales in Contrary Motion (CM)
Major
Harmonic Minor
Broken Chords (BC)
Major
Minor
Arpeggios (AR)
Major (root position)
Minor (root position)
NOTES: Touch:
• All SM, CM, BC and AR ascending and descending with clear, even legato touch

Tempo:
• SM = MM 66 (4 notes per beat) – 2 octaves, L/R sep and tog
• CM = MM 80 (2 notes per beat) – 2 octaves, L/R tog
• BC = MM 76 (2 notes per beat), sep
eg GDBG-BGDB-DBGD-GDBG-GBDG-DGBD-BDGB-GBDG-G in semiquavers
• AR = MM 76 (2 notes per beat) – 2 octaves, L/R sep

Volume:
• All technical work mf

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Section II - Works
LIST WORKS TITLE OF WORK NOTES
LIST A
LIST B
LIST C
LIST D
EXTRA 1
EXTRA 2
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OTHER WORKS (Book) TITLE OF WORK NOTES

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Other Development - (Including Section 3)


# TASK NOTES
1 Theory
2 Rhythm
3 Dozen a Day
4 Hanon
5 Sight Reading
6 Aural Training
7 General Knowledge/Viva Voce
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Key Signature Chart
Sharp Keys (#) MAJOR MINOR Minor Key Leading Note Scale Degree Names
0# 0b C a g# 1 – TONIC
1# (F#) G e d# 2 – SUPERTONIC
2# (F#,C#) D b a# 3 – MEDIANT
3# (F#,C#,G#) A f# e# 4 – SUBDOMINANT
4# (F#,C#,G#,D#) E c# b# 5 – DOMINANT
5# (F#,C#,G#,D#.A#) B g# Fx 6 – SUBMEDIANT
6# (F#,C#,G#,D#.A#,E#) F# d# Cx 7 – LEADING NOTE
7# (F#,C#,G#,D#.A#,E#,B#) C# a# Gx 8/1 – (UPPER) TONIC

Flat Keys (b) MAJOR MINOR Minor Key Leading Note Solfa Names
0# 0b C a g# 1 – DO
1b (Bb) F d c# 2 – RE
2b (Bb,Eb) Bb g f# 3 – MI
3b (Bb,Eb,Ab) Eb c B natural 4 – FA
4b (Bb,Eb,Ab,Db) Ab f E natural 5 – SO
5b (Bb,Eb,Ab,Db,Gb) Db Bb A natural 6 – LA
6b (Bb,Eb,Ab,Db,Gb,Cb) Gb Eb D natural 7 - TI
7b (Bb,Eb,Ab,Db,Gb,Cb,Fb) Cb Ab G natural 8/1 - DO
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AMEB THEORY: GRADE 1 MUSICAL TERMS


MUSICAL TERM / ABBREVIATION ENGLISH MEANING
SPEED
Adagio Slowly
Andante At an easy walking pace
Moderato At a moderate speed
Allegro Lively and fast
Presto Very fast
MODIFICATIONS OF SPEED
Accelerando (accel.) Gradually becoming faster
Rallentando (rall.) Gradually becoming slower
Ritardando (rit. or ritard.) Gradually becoming slower
Ritenuto (rit. or riten.) Immediately slower or held back
A tempo Return to former speed
INTENSITY OF SOUND
Crescendo (cresc.) Gradually becoming louder
Decrescendo (decresc.) Gradually becoming softer
Diminuendo (dim.) Gradually becoming softer
Forte (f) Loud
Piano (p) Soft
OTHER TERMS
Legato Smooth and well connected
Staccato Short, separated, detached
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AMEB THEORY: GRADE 2 MUSICAL TERMS


MUSICAL TERM / ABBREVIATION ENGLISH MEANING
SPEED
Lento Slowly
Largo Broadly
Allegretto Moderately fast
Vivace Lively, spirited
Vivo Lively, spirited
MODIFICATIONS OF SPEED
Allargando Becoming broader
Più mosso Quicker
Meno mosso Slower
INTENSITY OF SOUND
Pianissimo (pp) Very soft
Mezzo piano (mp) Moderately soft
Mezzo forte (mf) Moderately loud
Fortissimo (ff) Very loud
OTHER TERMS
Maestoso Majestic
Sostenuto Sustained
Sempre Always
Poco A little
Molto Very
Senza Without
Cantabile In a singing style
Leggiero Lightly
Dal segno Repeat from the sign to the word “fine”
Da capo al fine Repeat from the beginning to the word “fine”
Mezzo staccato Moderately short and detached
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