I have my Grade 3 Piano on Thursday and have a few final questions that i'd like to ask you lovely folk before the day arrives:
My first piece (Allegro - Clementi) Has repeat sections in. My teacher says that I don't have to do them, is this correct? My clarinet teacher said that I had to do them for my exams, I didn't know if it was totally compulsory?
2: Sight Reading
It's fair to say, my sight reading isn't the best, i'm really trying but i'm not the sort of person (yet) that can never look down at the piano because I never know where my hands are, but what is the best way to go with sight reading?
- Play the correct notes, at whatever speed but making sure you play the correct dynamics.
- Play the correct rhythm but play absolutely any note at the correct tempo with the correct dynamics.
What's the compromise? Which one could possibly grab more marks? Not an exam decider but would like to sail as much as possible on sight reading because I do some regularly.
The question "Two Time, Three Time or Four Time", how can you tell if it's in Two Time or Four Time? Does that depend on the speed perhaps?
Thanks for taking the time to read, hope to hear from you!