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Grade Exam Music

This product includes pieces featured in grade exams. Click on a grade to view the full syllabus.

ABRSM Viola 2020-2023-4
ABRSM Viola from 2024-4
ABRSM Violin 2020-2023-4
ABRSM Violin from 2024-4  

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 Aboard (Nelson)
All in a Row (Nelson)
Carousel (Nelson)
Circles (Nelson)
Cowboy Chorus (Nelson)
Criss-Cross (Nelson)
Half Past Three (Nelson)
Hoe Down (Fletcher)
Hot Cross Buns with Chocoalte Treats (arr. Elliott)
Jackdaw (Nelson)
Lavender's Blue (Nelson)
Low D, High D (Nelson)
Marching (Nelson)
Marching Scale (Nelson)
Merrily We Roll Along (Nelson)
Nearly Asleep (Nelson)
New Waltz (Nelson)
Pease Pudding (Nelson)
Spacemen (Nelson)
Swing as you Play (Nelson)
The Grand Old Duke of York (arr. Nelson)
Three Brave Mice (Nelson)
Three Swing (Nelson)
Twinkle Duet (arr. Nelson)
Two-a-Penny (Nelson)
Waltzing Sacle (Nelson)

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