Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1927 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 10th edition - Musician's Badge

Pass ear tests in major keys.  Single notes and chords to be played by the examiner and recognised by the candidate.
Beat time to a tune after hearing it played twice.  Sing a simple melody at sight.  Staff notation.  (No account to be taken of quality of voice.)  Be able to answer simple questions on the life and compositions of Mozart.
1929 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges 12th edition - Music Lover

Must beat time to a tune after hearing it played twice.
Must answer simple questions on the life and compositions of two of the great composers.
Must distinguish between major and minor triads and their inversions when played by examiner, and be able to hum any of the three notes of the chord after hearing them played simultaneously once.
Must play a march correctly, and in sufficiently good time and rhythm for the Company to march to it.
Must be able from memory, to play the tune of the National Anthem, and players of keyed instruments must be able to accompany it at least with correct chords on the strong beats.
Read very simple music at sight.
Pay two major scales, and two major arpeggio chosen by examiner.
(These tests must be carried out on the piano, harmonium, organ or any instrument employed in orchestral bands, excluding instruments of percussion and toy instruments).
For Players of Keyed Instruments - Play perfect and plagal cadences in any keys up to three sharps and three flats.
For Players of String or Wind Instruments - Modulate from a given key to it's dominant.
For Pianists - Be able to play one of the following (different standards have been chosen in order to allow for different ages of candidates): 
Soldier's March by Schumann, Eccossaise in G by Beethoven, Minuet by Peyel, Forest Fantasies by Carrol, Sea Idylls by Carroll, First Lessons in Bach, ed. Carroll, La Bourbonnose by Couperin, Minuet in F. K.2 by Mozart, Minuet in D. K.335 by Mozart, Ecossaises by Schubert, Waltzes by Beethoven.
For Violinists.  Guides under 16 - Be able to play one of the following:
1) Sonatina in D Major by Schubert (1st Movement), (Novello).
2) Romanza.  By Simonetti.  (Ricordi.)
3) Perpetuo Mobile.  By Warner.  (Schott).
4) Melodie.  By Henry.  (Landy).
5) Andante.  By Gluck.  (Peters).
6) Bourree.  By Handel.  (Peters).
7) Minuet in G.  By Beethoven-Burmeister.  (Harris).

1930 POR - Music Lover Badge


Must beat time to a tune after hearing it played time.

Must answer simple questions on the life and compositions of two of the great composers.

Must distinguish between major and minor triads and their inversions when played by examiner, and be able to hum any of the three notes of the chord after hearing them played simultaneously once.  Must play a march correctly, and in sufficiently good time for the company to march to it.

Must be able, from memory, to play the tune of the National Anthem, and players of keyed instruments must be able to accompany it at least with correct chords on the strong beats.

Read very simple music at sight.

Play two major scales, and two major arpeggi chosen by the examiner.

(These tests must be carried out on the piano, harmonium, organ or any instrument employed in orchestral bands, excluding instruments of percussion and toy instruments.)

For Players of keyed instruments:

Play perfect and plagal cadences in any keys up to three sharps and three flats.

For Players of String or Wind Insruments:

Modulate from a given key to its dominant.

For Pianists

Be able to play one of the following (different standards have been chosen in order to allow for different ages of candidates): 

Soldier's March by Schumann, Ecossaise in G by Beethoven, Minuet by Pleyel, *Forest Fantasies by Carroll, *Sea Idylls by Carroll, *First Lessons in Bach ed. Carroll, La Bourbonnoise by Couperin, Minuet in F. K.2. by Mozart, Minuet in D. K.355 by Mozart, *Ecossaises by Schubert, *Waltzes by Beethoven.

For Violinists - Guides under 16:

1. Sonatina in D Major by Schubert (1st Movement) - Novello

2. Romanza by Simonetti - Ricordi

x3.Perpetuo Mobile by Warner - Schott

x4. Melodie by Henry - Landy

5. Andante by Gluck - Peters

x6. Bourree by Handel - Peters

7. Minuet in G. by Beethoven-Burmeister - Harris.

* Any piece in the collection.  x For Guides under 14.

1931 POR - Music Lover Badge


Must beat time to a tune after hearing it played time.

Must answer simple questions on the life and compositions of two of the great composers.

Must distinguish between major and minor triads and their inversions when played by examiner, and be able to hum any of the three notes of the chord after hearing them played simultaneously once.  Must play a march correctly, and in sufficiently good time for the company to march to it.

Must be able, from memory, to play the tune of the National Anthem, and players of keyed instruments must be able to accompany it at least with correct chords on the strong beats.

Read very simple music at sight.

Play two major scales, and two major arpeggi chosen by the examiner.

(These tests must be carried out on the piano, harmonium, organ or any instrument employed in orchestral bands, excluding instruments of percussion and toy instruments.)

For Players of keyed instruments:

Play perfect and plagal cadences in any keys up to three sharps and three flats.

For Players of String or Wind Insruments:

Modulate from a given key to its dominant.

For Pianists

Be able to play one of the following (different standards have been chosen in order to allow for different ages of candidates): 

Soldier's March by Schumann, Ecossaise in G by Beethoven, Minuet by Pleyel, *Forest Fantasies by Carroll, *Sea Idylls by Carroll, *First Lessons in Bach ed. Carroll, La Bourbonnoise by Couperin, Minuet in F. K.2. by Mozart, Minuet in D. K.355 by Mozart, *Ecossaises by Schubert, *Waltzes by Beethoven.

For Violinists - Guides under 16:

1. Sonatina in D Major by Schubert (1st Movement) - Novello

2. Romanza by Simonetti - Ricordi

x3.Perpetuo Mobile by Warner - Schott

x4. Melodie by Henry - Landy

5. Andante by Gluck - Peters

x6. Bourree by Handel - Peters

7. Minuet in G. by Beethoven-Burmeister - Harris.

* Any piece in the collection.  x For Guides under 14.

1932 POR - Music Lover Badge


1) Know something of the life and works of Bach or Beethoven, and Purcell and Cecil Sharp, and another musician of the Guide's own choice.

2) Know the musical meaning of the following: opera, symphony, trio, modulation, transposition, score, contralto, cadence.

3) Keep a record for three months of what music she has heard, to include symphonies, dance music and choral singing.

4) Know the formation of an orchestra and recognize the following instruments from pictures: violin, double bass, flute, bassoon, horn, trombone, harp, cymbals.

5) Produce a certificate from her captain stating that she has taught her patrol or company a part song and a round.  (Marks will be given for choice of song.)

1933 Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 15th Edition - Music Lover Badge

1) Know something of the life and works of Bach or Beethoven, and Purcell and Cecil Sharp, and another musician of the Guide's own choice.
2) Know the musical meaning of the following: opera, symphony, trio, modulation, transposition, score, contralto, cadence.
3) Keep a record for three months of what music she has heard, to include symphonies, dance music, and choral singing.
4) Know the formation of an orchestra and recognize the following instruments from pictures: Violin, double bass, flute, bassoon, horn, trombone, harp, cymbals.
5) Produce a certificate from her captain statin that she has taught her patrol or company a part song and a round.  (Marks will be given for choice of song.)

1935 POR - Music Lover Badge


1) Know something of the life and works of Bach or Beethoven, and Purcell and Cecil Sharp, and another musician of the Guide's own choice.

2) Know the musical meaning of the following: Opera, symphony, trio, modulation, transposition, score, contralto, cadence.

3) Keep a record for three months of what music she has heard, to include symphonies, dance music and choral singing.

4) Know the formation of an orchestra and recognize the following instruments from pictures: Violin, double bass, flute, bassoon, horn, trombone, harp, cymbals.

1938 POR - Music Lover Badge


1) Know something of the life and works of Bach or Beethoven, and Purcell and Cecil Sharp, and another musician of the Guide's own choice.

2) Know the musical meaning of the following: Opera, symphony, trio, modulation, transposition, score, contralto, cadence.

3) Keep a record for three months of what music she has heard, to include symphonies, dance music and choral singing.

4) Know the formation of an orchestra and recognize the following instruments from pictures: Violin, double bass, flute, bassoon, horn, trombone, harp, cymbals.

1939 POR - Music Lover Badge


1) Know something of the life and works of Bach or Beethoven, and Purcell and Cecil Sharp, and another musician of the Guide's own choice.

2) Know the musical meaning of the following: Opera, symphony, trio, modulation, transposition, score, contralto, cadence.

3) Keep a record for three months of what music she has heard, to include symphonies, dance music and choral singing.

4) Know the formation of an orchestra and recognize the following instruments from pictures: Violin, double bass, flute, bassoon, horn, trombone, harp, cymbals.

1943 POR - Music Lover Badge


1) Know something of the life and work of two of the following composers: Purcell, Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Schumann, Debussy, Elgar, Rachmaninoff and another composer of the Guide's own choice.

2) Know the musical meaning of the following: Symphony, opera, improvisation, contralto, conductor, score, descant, canon, round, unison, percussion.

3) Keep a record for three months of music heard at concerts, on the radio and in church, to include symphonies, church music and choral singing.

4) Know the formation of an orchestra and recognize the following instruments from pictures, violin, double bass, flute, bassoon, horn, trombone, harp, cymbals.

1947 POR - Music Lover


1) Know something of the life and work of two of the following composers: Purcell, Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Schumann, Debussy, Elgar, Rachmaninoff and another composer of the Guide's own choice.

2) Know the musical meaning of the following: Symphony, opera, improvisation, contralto, conductor, score, descant, canon, round, unison, percussion.

3) Keep a record for three months of music heard at concerts, on the radio and in church, to include symphonies, church music and choral singing.

4) Know the formation of an orchestra and recognize the following instruments from pictures, violin, double bass, flute, bassoon, horn, trombone, harp, cymbals.

1950 POR - Music Lover


1) Know something of the life and work of two of the following composers: Purcell, Bach, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Elgar, Vaughan Williams and another of the Guide's own choice.

2) Know the musical meaning of the following: Symphony, opera, improvisation, contralto, conductor, score, descant, canon, round, unison, percussion.

3) Keep a record for three months of music heard at concerts, on the radio and in church, to include symphonies, church music and choral singing.

4) Know the formation of an orchestra and recognize the following instruments from pictures, violin, double bass, flute, bassoon, horn, trombone, harp, cymbals.

1953 POR - Music Lover


1) Know something of the life and work of two of the following composers: Purcell, Bach, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Elgar, Vaughan Williams and another of the Guide's own choice.

2) Know the musical meaning of the following: Symphony, opera, improvisation, contralto, conductor, score, descant, canon, round, unison, percussion.

3) Keep a record for three months of music heard at concerts, on the radio and in church, to include symphonies, church music and choral singing.

4) Know the formation of an orchestra and recognize the following instruments from pictures, violin, double bass, flute, bassoon, horn, trombone, harp, cymbals.

1957 POR - Music Lover Badge


1) Have some knowledge of the life and work of three composers, at least two to be taken from the following list: Purcell, Bach, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Elgar, Vaughan Williams.

2) Know the musical meaning of the following: symphony, opera, improvisation, contralto, conductor, score, descant, canon, round, unison, percussion.

3) Keep a record for three months of music heard at concerts, on the radio, and in church; to include symphonies, church music, and choral singing.

4) Know the formation of an orchestra and recognize the following instruments from pictures: violin, violincello, double bass, flute, bassoon, horn, trombone, harp, cymbals.

1960 POR - Music Lover Badge


1) Have some knowledge of the life and work of three composers, at least two to be taken from the following list: Purcell, Bach, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Elgar, Vaughan Williams.

2) Know the musical meaning of the following: symphony, opera, descant, canon, round, unison, percussion, sonata and suite.

3) Keep a record for three months of music heard at concerts, in opera, ballet, church, on the radio, and on gramophone records.

4) Know the formation of an orchestra and recognize the following instruments from pictures: violin, violincello, double bass, flute, bassoon, horn, trombone, harp, cymbals.

1961 (July) POR - Music Lover Badge


1) Have some knowledge of the life and work of three composers, at least two to be taken from the following list: Purcell, Bach, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Elgar, Vaughan Williams.

2) Know the musical meaning of the following: symphony, opera, descant, canon, round, unison, percussion, sonata and suite.

3) Keep a record for three months of music heard and admired at concerts, in opera, ballet, church, on the radio, and on gramophone records.

4) Know the formation of an orchestra and recognize the following instruments from pictures: violin, violincello, double bass, flute, bassoon, horn, trombone, harp, cymbals.

1963 (February) POR Amendments - Music Lover Badge


1) Have some knowledge of the life and work of three composers, at least two to be taken from the following list: Purcell, Bach, Benjamin Britten, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Elgar, Vaughan Williams.

2) Know the musical meaning of the following: symphony, opera, descant, canon, round, unison, percussion, concerto, sonata and suite.

3) Keep a record for three months of music heard and admired at concerts, in opera, ballet, church, on the radio, and on television.

4) Know the formation of an orchestra and recognize the following instruments from pictures: violin, violincello, double bass, flute, bassoon, horn, trombone, harp, cymbals.

1964 (March) POR - Music Lover Badge


1) Have some knowledge of the life and work of three composers, at least two to be taken from the following list: Purcell, Bach, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Benjamin Britten.

2) Know the musical meaning of the following: symphony, opera, descant, canon, round, unison, percussion, sonata and suite.

3) Keep a record for three months of music heard and admired at concerts, in opera, ballet, church, on the radio, on television, and on gramophone records.

4) Know the formation of an orchestra and recognize the following instruments from pictures: violin, violincello, double bass, flute, bassoon, horn, trombone, harp, cymbals.

1965 (July) POR - Music Lover Badge


1) Have some knowledge of the life and work of three composers, at least two to be taken from the following list: Purcell, Bach, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Benjamin Britten.

2) Know the musical meaning of the following: symphony, opera, descant, canon, round, unison, percussion, sonata and suite.

3) Keep a record for three months of music heard and admired at concerts, in opera, ballet, church, on the radio, on television, and on gramophone records.

4) Know the formation of an orchestra and recognize the following instruments from pictures: violin, violincello, double bass, flute, bassoon, horn, trombone, harp, cymbals.

1968 Guide Handbook - Music Lover Badge


1) Have some knowledge of the life and work of three composers, at least two to be taken from the following list: Purcell, Bach, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Benjamin Britten.

2) Know the musical meaning of the following: symphony, opera, descant, canon, round, unison, percussion, concerto, sonata and suite.

3) Keep a record for three months of music heard and admired at concerts, in opera, ballet, or church, on the radio, on television, and on records.

4) Know the formation of an orchestra and recognize the following instruments from pictures: violin, violincello, double bass, flute, bassoon, horn, trombone, harp, cymbals.

1973 Guide Handbook - Music Lover Badge


1) Have some knowledge of the life and work of three composers, at least two to be taken from the following list: Purcell, Bach, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Benjamin Britten.

2) Know the musical meaning of the following: symphony, opera, descant, canon, round, unison, percussion, concerto, sonata and suite.

3) Keep a record for three months of music heard and admired at concerts, in opera, ballet, or church, on the radio, on television, and on records.

4) Tell the tester of three pieces in each of which a different orchestral instrument plays an important part.

1978 Guide Interest Badge Amendments - Music Lover Badge


1) Be able to talk about the period and music of three composers, at least two of whom must be from the following list: Monteverdi, Purcell, Bach, Debussy, Schoenberg, Mozart, Beethoven, Wagner, Elgar, Britten, Stockhausen.

2) Know the musical meaning of the following musical terms: symphony, opera, descant, canon, concerto, sonata, sequence, aria, a capella, suite, and find or give examples of any two of these.

3) Keep a record with your comments for three months of music heard at concerts, operas, and ballets, and on radio, television, and records.

4) Using records or cassettes draw up and present a programme of music for your Patrol to enjoy.  Be prepared to introduce each item.

1978 Guide Handbook - Music Lover Badge


1) Be able to talk about the period and music of three composers, at least two of whom must be from the following list: Monteverdi, Purcell, Bach, Debussy, Schoenberg, Mozart, Beethoven, Wagner, Elgar, Britten, Stockhausen.

2) Know the meaning of the following musical terms: symphony, opera, descant, canon, concerto, sonata, sequence, aria, a capella, suite, and find or give examples of any two of these.

3) Keep a record with your comments for three months of music heard at concerts, operas, and ballets, in church, and on radio, television, and records.

4) Using records or cassettes draw up and present a programme of music for your Patrol to enjoy.  Be prepared to introduce each item.

1983 Guide Badge Book - Music Lover Badge


1) Be able to talk about the period and music of three composers, at least two of whom must be from the following list: Monteverdi, Purcell, Bach, Debussy, Schoenberg, Mozart, Beethoven, Wagner, Elgar, Britten, Stockhausen.

2) Know the meaning of the following musical terms: symphony, opera, descant, canon, concerto, sonata, sequence, aria, a capella, suite, and find or give examples of any two of these.

3) Keep a record with your comments for three months of music heard at concerts, operas, and ballets, in church, and on radio, television, and records.

4) Using records or cassettes draw up and present a programme of music for your Patrol to enjoy.  Be prepared to introduce each item.

1986 Guide Badge Book - Music Lover Badge


1) Be able to talk about the period and music of three composers, at least two of whom must be from the following list: Monteverdi, Purcell, Bach, Debussy, Schoenberg, Mozart, Beethoven, Wagner, Elgar, Britten, Stockhausen.

2) Know the meaning of the following musical terms: symphony, opera, descant, canon, concerto, sonata, sequence, aria, a capella, suite, and find or give examples of any two of these.

3) Keep a record with your comments for three months of music heard at concerts, operas, and ballets, in church, and on radio, television, and records.

4) Using records or cassettes draw up and present a programme of music for your Patrol to enjoy.  Be prepared to introduce each item.

1987 Guide Badge Book Amendments - Music Lover Badge


1) Discuss with the tester the music you enjoy, including such topics as composers, writers, performers, instrumentalists.

2) Keep a diary of concerts, shows, gigs and other performances you may have heard or attended.  The performances may include live music or broadcasts on T.V. or radio.

3) Put together a presentation for your Patrol demonstrating the particular type of music that you enjoy.  This should include posters, programmes, photography, etc., as well as examples of the music.

1989 Guide Badge Book - Music Lover Badge


1) Discuss with the tester the music you enjoy, including such topics as composers, writers, performers and instrumentalists.

2) Keep a diary of concerts, shows, gigs and other performances you may have heard or attended.  The performances may include live music or broadcasts on Television or radio.

3) Put together a presentation for your Patrol demonstrating the particular type of music that you enjoy.  This should include posters, programmes, photography, etc., as well as examples of the music.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Music Lover Badge


1) Tell the tester about the music you enjoy.  You could talk to her about the composers, writers, performers and instrumentalists.

2) Keep a diary of concerts, shows, gigs and other performances you have heard or been to.  The performances could have been live or may be television or radio broadcasts.

3) Put together a presentation for your Patrol demonstrating the sort of music that you enjoy.  You should include posters, programmes, photographs and so on in your presentation, as well as examples of the music.

1995 Guide Badge Book - Music Lover Badge

1) Tell the tester about the music you enjoy.  You could talk to her about the composers, writers, performers and instrumentalists.
2) Keep a diary of concerts, shows, gigs and other performances you have heard or been to.  The performances could have been live or may be television or radio broadcasts.
3) Put together a presentation for your Patrol demonstrating the sort of music that you enjoy.  You should include posters, programmes, photographs and so on in your presentation, as well as examples of the music.
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