No date yet but an emotional roller-coaster!!
I haven't played at all in the last four days after recording myself and thinking not only was I the fattest ugliest person on the planet but that my playing was beyond dire!!!
It was recorded on my tiny digital camera balanced on the fish-tank so maybe not the best..... (somehow you always think you're in your 20s inside your head so seeing the mid-forties version of yourself is always a shock!!!
I had decided to withdraw from the exam. (hubby was also on holiday and it's tough to find playing time when he's at home)
HOWEVER, I listened to the recordings again this morning and they're pretty much note-perfect! A couple of wee intonation wobbles but, hey, it's only Grade 4!!!
I already know there's one scale and one aural test I definitely CAN'T do so I fully ACCEPT that there are already marks lost but now I've accepted that I'm far less nervous about those parts of the exam!
SO... only a few weeks left and still a lot of work to do on the scales (arps and chroms) but I'll give it a go
But I'm already getting that FEAR in the pit of my stomach... with WEEKS still to go