Would any one familiar with trombone exams be able to give me an idea of what my daughter's level on the trombone might be in grade terms? (This is for a summer course in the UK).
She plays from the bass clef only and has a range of just over two octaves from F below the bottom line of the stave to G above middle C.
She can theoretically read the treble clef reasonably fluently from theory classes but hasn't thought about how her top G might be written in the treble clef, so wouldn't be at ease playing a piece which moved into the treble clef. She has no knowledge of the tenor clef (although theoretically she probably could work it out without too much problem).
She is happy sight-reading and playing in up to 5 flats but is not too keen on sharps (apart from F#) and usually writes in either the position for them or their enharmonic name.
She hasn't played any of the pieces on any of the syllabuses (AB or Trinity) and nor does she own any of the books that the pieces are in. She seems to play only pieces by contemporary French composers which are usually about a page long and a bit like a sonatina (ie have three short movements of contrasting style and often a change of key). She also works from the second volume of a German book of scale type exercices.