The Leading Note Guide to RCM Graded Materials for Cello

RCM Cello Syllabus (2013)In order to complete an RCM grade in cello, students should be prepared for the following components: Repertoire, Technique & Etudes, Ear-training, Sight Reading, and Orchestral Excerpts at grade 7 and higher. This guide will help you determine which books will be useful to complete your grade. Complete information about each grade can be found in the RCM Cello Syllabus (2013 Edition). Students and teachers are responsible for verifying all repertoire selections with the lists in the syllabus. The following is a guide only.

Beginning at Level 5, students must also complete the corresponding Theory and History Co-requisites (although RCM now provide theory books for all levels). Information about these separate requirements can be found in the RCM Theory Syllabus (2016 Edition).

Scroll down or choose your grade to view the associated study guide:
Prep, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, ARCT


Preparatory Cello     View all books in RCM Series

Grade 1 Cello     View all books in RCM Series

Grade 2 Cello     View all books in RCM Series

Grade 3 Cello     View all books in RCM Series

Grade 4 Cello     View all books in RCM Series

Grade 5 Cello     View all books in RCM Series

Grade 6 Cello     View all books in RCM Series

Grade 7 Cello     View all books in RCM Series

Grade 8 Cello     View all books in RCM Series

Grade 9 Cello     View all books in RCM Series

Grade 10 Cello     View all books in RCM Series

ARCT Cello    View all books in RCM Series

Students must consult the 2013 RCM Cello Syllabus for specific requirements related to ARCT in Cello Performance and ARCT in Cello Pedagogy. This guide shows appropriate Repertoire and Orchestral Excerpts but the student is responsible for ensuring selections conform to List Requirements. There are no Technical Requirements or Ear-Training tests at this level. Grade 10 practical and its corresponding theory and history co-requisites must be completed before attempting ARCT; Grade 6 Piano is also a prerequisite.
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