Grade 3 Descant
Grade 3 Books are available in two version: Both Descant and Treble in the same book or Descant and Treble as separate books. Grade 3 books are in two versions. The first version follows the pattern of Grades 1 and 2 where Descant and Treble are in the same book, back to back. The other version has the two instruments in separate books. Grade 3 Descant has a note range of Low C to High A, fully chromatic. The fingering for some less familiar notes is given at the foot of the page, e.g. Low C sharp and High G sharp. The keys encountered in this book are C, G, D and F major, and A, D, G and B minor. Some ornaments will also be found and simple double tonguing is introduced. The time pattern Dotted Crotchet Quaver is also introduced and there are a few semiquavers. The only new time signatures in this grade are two/two and ‘cut common’ time. This book contains 168 pieces of music, a number of which last a whole page. Sample pages from this book are shown above.
This music is also suitable for: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Violin, etc.