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#1 thara96

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Posted 27 November 2019 - 15:09

Anyone taking exams next year? So as the new year is not far away, I think it is time for a new thread. 

 

What instrument are you doing? Any plans for next year or not? 


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Posted 27 November 2019 - 17:44

I'll be taking the theory Grade 5 at some point (probably Spring/Summer) and then likely follow up with practical Grade 6 (piano) come the end of the year. Still early days but that's where my thoughts are at the minute. Anxious to find out my results now for G5!


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Posted 28 November 2019 - 07:34

Good luck! I love your YT channel btw. 


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Posted 28 November 2019 - 12:56

I am planning on taking my grade 2 in Piano next term. Looking forward to it and picking my grade 3 pieces to learn!!
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Posted 28 November 2019 - 17:41

Same here. I love picking out exam pieces!
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Posted 28 November 2019 - 17:43

Good luck! I love your YT channel btw. 

 

Thank you so much, it means a lot!

 

Good luck with grade 1! I'm sure you'll do great when you decide to take it.

 

 

I am planning on taking my grade 2 in Piano next term. Looking forward to it and picking my grade 3 pieces to learn!!

 

great to hear that you're already thinking about grade 3! I always look ahead of my grade to see what's available and hopefully get excited about future projects if the pieces are nice :) Grade 3 pieces for 2019-2020 are actually really good this year (and they were good the previous year too). Good luck with g2!


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Posted 28 November 2019 - 20:06

What pieces did you pick for grade one? I am having trouble deciding on exam pieces at the momemt.
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Posted 28 November 2019 - 21:52

What pieces did you pick for grade one? I am having trouble deciding on exam pieces at the momemt.


The Egyptian Level, minuet in c and
Wiegenlied. Really enjoyed playing all the the pieces. Egyptian level felt very atmospheric!!! Good luck with the choices, let us know what you decide on thara96
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Posted 28 November 2019 - 21:55

Good luck! I love your YT channel btw.

 
Thank you so much, it means a lot!
 
Good luck with grade 1! I'm sure you'll do great when you decide to take it.
 
 

I am planning on taking my grade 2 in Piano next term. Looking forward to it and picking my grade 3 pieces to learn!!

 
great to hear that you're already thinking about grade 3! I always look ahead of my grade to see what's available and hopefully get excited about future projects if the pieces are nice :) Grade 3 pieces for 2019-2020 are actually really good this year (and they were good the previous year too). Good luck with g2!

Love seeing what’s been picked by the board to play, really like the blues in the attic so that’s on my list it think!! Good luck with your exams Peter, let us know how you get on!!
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Posted 28 November 2019 - 22:01

Which ones are fairly easy?
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Posted 28 November 2019 - 22:15

Which ones are fairly easy?


To be honest I thought my choices were but I think it’s because I liked the tune with all three of them so it made it easier, if that makes sense?

Pick the pieces you like the sound of as you’ll end up playing them a lot!!
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Posted 29 November 2019 - 07:45

Thanks! 

 

I have chosen one piece the Egyptian Level but not sure of A and B pieces yet. 


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Posted 29 November 2019 - 07:55

The alternative piece Head in the Clouds is straightforward to learn noteswise as a list B and the alternative Haydn piece is also a straightforward A piece but you would have to buy other books.
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Posted 29 November 2019 - 09:58

Thanks do you have any recommendations or not? 


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Posted 29 November 2019 - 10:18

Maybe I just don't hear enough English these days, but your question sounds quite aggressive to  me.

 

Rather than ask total strangers, who have no idea what sort of music you enjoy playing, for their advice, cannot you ask your mother. She knows you. She knows your standard and she will better be able to  judge what will give you most pleasure to work at.

 

I hope it goes well.


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