The Associated Board has recently published new Specimen Aural Tests, a long overdue publication, to go with changes in the syllabus from 2011. Instead of the old grades 1-5, 6-8 routine, they have been published as Grades 1-3, 4-5, then grade 6, grade 7, and grade 8. Each can be purchased with or without CD to assist in exam preparation. Grade 1-3 is already in stock, others will follow over time.
Trinity Guildhall already has an aural test book out, which has been available for some time. It is now a stock item as it has been very popular recently.
A new version of Bach's Italian Concerto for cello has been published, the imaginative title is "If Bach was a Cellist, Vol 1".
A new double bass tutor from Bote and Bock is also now available - Enjoy the Double Bass. Designed to cover all the basics of bass playing up to 2 1/2 position, it is available to order now.
That's it for this week, am just starting to catch my breath after the rush for the new school term. I hope to be adding a lot more to the website in the coming weeks, plus there will be a whole new look to the site before Christmas, watch this space...