Apr 27 2004, 07:47 PM
Hi have you done your grade 6 yet?
if you have do you have any advice on how to get ready for the genral Q`s?
Apr 27 2004, 08:14 PM
No I haven't, I did my Grade 5 in November, and have just started looking at Grade 6 on my own. You are likely to get there before I do!!! (I assume you are talking about theory here...)
Apr 27 2004, 08:36 PM
Hi Emma ,
Yes I did my grade 5 last november to but i started grade 6 just after christmas but my A leave collage teacher has been of alot he was the one that told me to go in for it and now im stuck lol
i did a practis exam paper and got 55% so im hoping i can get it up in throw may
Apr 27 2004, 08:49 PM
Antony, what would you say was the hardest part of the paper? Have you any book recommendations? I havn't done GCSE or A level, so have few books and little knowledge!
Apr 27 2004, 11:39 PM
There is 4 section`s
1 Figured Bass
2 Harmonising Melodies
3 Melodic Composition
4 General Exercises
In my specimen paper i got 15 out of 15 for section 1, 12 out of 15 for section 2, 8 out of 20 for section 3, and there is 2 lots of general exercises and i got 20 out of 50.
So my melodic composition is not so good i have been told to do a 2 bar answer to the 2 bars that are given and then a turn around section then just do the opening 2 bars to finish so all together it should be about 8 bars long,
I lots a lot of marks for beaming I have been looking at the abrsm (pink) book about the beaming but i dont really understand it apart from that i think i should be ok with this section.
The general exercises Im ok with some of it like identifying chords and music terms, but im to good at getting the composer.
Apr 27 2004, 11:43 PM
|Im to good at getting the composer|
Im not to good at getting the composer
May 21 2004, 06:31 PM
Im ok at the 4 scetions now i think im ready to do the exam
May 21 2004, 08:20 PM
|QUOTE (Antony @ May 21 2004, 06:31 PM)|
| Im ok at the 4 scetions now i think im ready to do the exam |
thats good, its not long till the exam now
May 21 2004, 08:55 PM
Good luck Antony, give it your best!
May 21 2004, 09:59 PM
Hi. I did my Grade 6 theory in November. I taught myself in 6 weeks spending just my lunch hour at work to study. I managed to get 85 which I was pleased with. My advice is just to do loads of practice papers. Once you get used to a style and learn certain tricks with chord progressions, you'll find you can apply it to most of the paper.
Good luck ....
May 22 2004, 09:21 AM
|QUOTE (Appassionata @ May 21 2004, 09:59 PM)|
| I taught myself in 6 weeks spending just my lunch hour at work to study. |
How on earth did you manage that? Have you done lots of theory in the past? I'm trying to teach myself too, thought it will take me far longer than 6 weeks!
Well done for getting such a good mark. There's hope for me yet!
May 22 2004, 01:04 PM
Well, I did A level music about five years ago and Grade 5 theory 11 years ago, so I supposed that helped! I hadn't actually done any other theory though. I find it quite easy I suppose. Any questions though and I'll be pleased to help!
May 22 2004, 01:56 PM
May 24 2004, 12:24 PM
Thank you Emma and Nat :-)
May 24 2004, 12:33 PM
When's the exam? Let us know how you get on!
May 24 2004, 02:35 PM
It`s on the 12th of june just over 2 weeks, I still keep forgeting abit about figured bass but thats all i really need to do untill then
May 30 2004, 01:51 PM
Can anyone tell me how to transpos for double bass`s ?
It came up in a pratics Q but it dont tall you in the abrsm book :-(
May 30 2004, 02:00 PM
double basses sound an octave lower than written- is that what you're asking?
Jun 7 2004, 01:28 PM
Yes :-) Thank you
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