New recorded accompaniments in development
AMEB’s range of recorded accompaniments will expand in 2017 to include Clarinet and Cello.
Where AMEB recorded accompaniments are available, candidates may perform with those recordings in examinations at Performance tempo.
Recorded accompaniments can be purchased as CDs from AMEB Victoria, or purchased as a download from digital music outlets such as iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.
Recorded accompaniments currently available
Flute Series 3 (Preliminary to Grade 3)
Percussion Series 1 (Preliminary to Grade 4)
Violin Series 9 (Preliminary to Grade 3)
Musical Theatre Series 1 (Preliminary to Grade 3)
Cello Series 2 (Preliminary to Grade 3)
Clarinet Series 3 (Preliminary – Grade 3)
Alto and Tenor Saxophone Series 2 (Grade 1 to Grade 3)
Singing for Leisure Series 1 (Preliminary to Grade 4)
Contemporary Popular Music
Whilst the recorded accompaniments will be very useful practice tools, learning to play with an accompanist can be beneficial to a young musician’s development. Although it is possible to present for lower grade examinations using the official AMEB recorded accompaniment, performance with an accompanist is encouraged, where possible.
Candidates should note that, if presenting for examination with an official AMEB recorded accompaniment CD or downloaded audio file, the candidate is responsible for providing and operating playback equipment.
My Tempo App
An app is available for use with the recorded accompaniments. Called My Tempo, the app allows the user to speed up or slow down the accompaniment tempo as required for practice purposes. The app also allows the purchase of individual tracks from within the app or transfer of tracks into the app from a CD. Other features include a “loop function”, allowing repeated practice of the same passage and a metronome function that enables the speed to be checked.
Candidates should note that, if presenting for examination with an official AMEB recorded accompaniment CD or downloaded audio file, only the Performance (100%) tempo may be used.
My Tempo is available for both Apple and Android devices and can be purchased from the relevant app stores.