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#1 PianoMike

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 20:15

Anyone joining me in doing a spring exam? I'm doing the G7 piano pieces from the 2015/2016 syllabus, so last opportunity to do those pieces. Should have done the exam last year but had to pull plug due to everything going backwards.
I'm very rusty on the requirements but to not try the exam is to throw away nearly 2 year's work. Pass or fail doesn't matter. I enjoy the moment always.
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Posted 08 March 2017 - 21:28

Yes I am finally plucking up courage to do Grade 4 piano (2015-16 syllabus last chance saloon for me too). I did Grade 3 in 2013 so it has taken a while to get to the standard. Very chuffed to have got here though!
Doing the Haydn Allegro from alt list; Fuch's Morgenlied from alt list (which I love) and Glover's Indian Pony Race. For once not worried about aural tests as did a grade 5 exam in oboe last year. The pieces are liable to fall apart or to be fine - hope they hold up in exam (which is on March 28).
Good luck to us both PianoMike!
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#3 PianoMike

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 22:03

Thanks. I'm dreading the aural. I just can sing note intervals.
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Posted 08 March 2017 - 23:37

Me too sat the G5 theory last week and have the G4 piano exam later this month Oh

Good Luck to all :)
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Posted 09 March 2017 - 01:31

Good luck everybody, i'm sitting my grade 6 exam (2017-2018 syllabus) in may :) can't wait.
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Posted 09 March 2017 - 15:42

I am sitting my grade 7 piano in the spring as well. The exams in my area will be at the end of May or beginning of June. I am doing selections from the 2017-2018 syllabus - Scarlatti Sonata in B minor, Chopin Nocturne in C# minor, and Bonsor Willy Wagglesticks. I am a bit iffy on the runs at the end of the Chopin, but I still have a couple of months to build up speed.

 

I know what you mean about the aural at grade 7. It is down right difficult.  The sight singing is much harder than grade 6.  I am taking extra lessons on sight reading and aural, and I hope they pay off!

 

I am both looking forward to , and dreading the exam! Good luck to everyone!


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#7 PianoMike

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 16:24

If I fail the G7 2015 pieces, the bonus will be that I will retake with the current syllabus and in doing so get to have a bash at that Willie Wagglestick.
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Posted 09 March 2017 - 16:30

If I fail the G7 2015 pieces, the bonus will be that I will retake with the current syllabus and in doing so get to have a bash at that Willie Wagglestick.

What's to stop you learning it anyway?


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Posted 09 March 2017 - 16:45

Nothing I suppose.
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Posted 09 March 2017 - 17:55

Grade 2 piano next week. My first piano grade and only my second ever instrument grade. My teacher informed me today that the venue doesn't have a warm-up piano. Oh quelle fun!


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#11 dumdidum

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 18:36

The warmup pianos are often a hindrance I find! The feel of it is so different to the exam one (well at my exam centre anyway)
Good luck!
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#12 PianoMike

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 19:13

Im at a different centre this time around, so know nothing about what I'm facing. Don't even know if it's a grand or upright. I keep ringing (a methodist church) but no response. Teacher doesn't know either.
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Posted 09 March 2017 - 19:36

If you look up the particular Methodist church's website, you should find contact numbers for the minister or church secretary who could answer your question.
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Posted 09 March 2017 - 20:06

Im at a different centre this time around, so know nothing about what I'm facing. Don't even know if it's a grand or upright. I keep ringing (a methodist church) but no response. Teacher doesn't know either.

You could ask the local rep. It's not something I'd be bothering the church with.


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#15 PianoMike

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 21:17

I only want to know the sort of piano and if there's a practice piano. I dont know who the rep is. It's not a must anyway.
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