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#1 TheGuyWhoPlaysViola

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Posted 28 October 2015 - 08:32

I'm having a grade 4 Viola Exam this Friday, and I'm worrying a lot 

I've missed lots of practice for my exam, due to my broken leg.

Thankfully I remembered Scales, Pieces and I'm pretty decent at Aural, but I am horrible at sight reading(I try my best but I just can't seem to do it) 

 

I practice about 2h a day and I'm terrified of failing. Also I would want to know what would happen if I fail? e.g. would you get told the amount of points you got if you failed?

 

Sorry for the horrible grammar, and any replies would be greatly appreciated thanks!

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Posted 28 October 2015 - 08:37

Also what happens if you fail something, for example sight reading but pass everything else?

e.g. A - 27 B -27 C -27 Scales -20 Aural- 15 and Sight Reading -10


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Posted 28 October 2015 - 08:44

Have a read of the Abrsm's guide. :)  http://forums.abrsm.org/...to-abrsm-exams/


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Posted 28 October 2015 - 11:28

I'm having a grade 4 Viola Exam this Friday, and I'm worrying a lot 

I've missed lots of practice for my exam, due to my broken leg.

Thankfully I remembered Scales, Pieces and I'm pretty decent at Aural, but I am horrible at sight reading(I try my best but I just can't seem to do it) 

 

I practice about 2h a day and I'm terrified of failing. Also I would want to know what would happen if I fail? e.g. would you get told the amount of points you got if you failed?

 

Sorry for the horrible grammar, and any replies would be greatly appreciated thanks!

Anonymous

 

Good luck with your exam. You sound reasonably well prepared, just do your best to keep going with the sight reading and try to keep the rhythm/pulse going.

Have you managed to have a few rehearsal with the piano so that you are sure of how your pieces fit together?

If you fail you will still get the mark sheet with marks and comments which will be useful to you and your teacher in helping you to move on. (unless, I think, it's a really low mark?)

 

Also what happens if you fail something, for example sight reading but pass everything else?

e.g. A - 27 B -27 C -27 Scales -20 Aural- 15 and Sight Reading -10

As long as the total is above the pass mark you will pass.


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#5 TheGuyWhoPlaysViola

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Posted 29 October 2015 - 02:56

Thanks Sbhoa

 

I have done rehearsals with piano for the pieces


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Posted 03 November 2015 - 06:51

I finished my exam!!! :happyviolin:

 

My exam went okay I assume, No mistakes on any pieces, One extremely tiny mistake on one of my arpeggios, and I guess my aural went ok and I think I did really good at sight reading :)

 

:)I've done it, fingers crossed 24/7


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#7 sbhoa

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 10:59

I finished my exam!!! :happyviolin:

 

My exam went okay I assume, No mistakes on any pieces, One extremely tiny mistake on one of my arpeggios, and I guess my aural went ok and I think I did really good at sight reading :)

 

:)I've done it, fingers crossed 24/7

Well done. Good luck for the results.


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#8 TheGuyWhoPlaysViola

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Posted 04 November 2015 - 07:45

Thanks sbhoa for the support :)


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#9 TheGuyWhoPlaysViola

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 07:40

I PASSED MY EXAM!!!! :woot:

 

135/150 MARKS!!!!

 

Thank you Sbhoa for your support :)


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Posted 30 November 2015 - 08:12

Well done, there didnt seem much to worry about !  Thats a distinction !


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#11 Misterioso

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 10:43

Well done, there didnt seem much to worry about !  Thats a distinction !

 

Many congratulations - that's a brilliant mark!!  :party2:


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Posted 30 November 2015 - 14:50

Congratulations. Excellent result.


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Posted 30 November 2015 - 18:04

I PASSED MY EXAM!!!! :woot:
 
135/150 MARKS!!!!
 
Thank you Sbhoa for your support :)





Great result! I hope your leg is on the mend.
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#14 sbhoa

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 19:19

I PASSED MY EXAM!!!! :woot:

 

135/150 MARKS!!!!

 

Thank you Sbhoa for your support :)

Congratulations.

Now have some fun playing without the stress of an exam on the horizon for a while.


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#15 Scaredycat

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 19:30

Yay, well done!!!!
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