QUOTE(YetAnotherPianist @ Nov 11 2005, 03:57 PM)
QUOTE(YetAnotherPianist @ Nov 11 2005, 03:54 PM)
That said, I have no idea how other people get good marks in aural: I have no idea what techniques they might be using....
Singing back a tune: never had a "technique", just don't have a problem with doing that.
Clapping back a rhythm: been doing that since I was 7, never been a problem.
Sight-singing: well I know my intervals well
and sight-sing a lot, and thus far the grade 4 one that I did (with no previous practice) and the grade 4 5 and 6 sight-singing samples that I have done have been easy. I was a bit unsure on the grade 4 one, I think that's where I lost a couple of marks
but mainly because I was rather diffident, I should have trusted myself more.
The bit about features of a piece: not too bad if you have fairly good general musical knowledge, or at least the ones I have done.
What else is there? I can't remember.
I've never done a Kodaly lesson in my life and find aurals generally the easiest part of the exam, so though it seems to be a good way it isn't the only way. Not sure I've ever used "techniques" - just been well taught.