QUOTE(gwyntdi-enw @ Feb 22 2012, 01:04 PM)
I think I have the answer!
The Grade 5 Supplementary Papers for 2002 and 2003 were printed in one booklet, which I bought in about 2006 or 2007. There are two papers for each year, one with a suffix of R and one with a suffix of T. No idea whether the R and T mean anything in particular.
I don't know if this booklet is still available to buy new.
I knew there was a good reason never to get rid of anything ...
Aha, now this makes sense. I would have expected the supp papers to be just that, and not have any internal designation. I will see if I can dig them out ... I have a feeling in my trawling, I saw some.
Many many thanks,
QUOTE(Seer_Green @ Feb 21 2012, 06:10 PM)
You've started quite a few threads on this topic - I'm not sure anyone knows the answer, so your best bet is probably to e-mail or ring the Board directly.
Hi, yes I have started a few threads. Sorry about that, but I was trying to "reach" the right audience, if you see what I mean.
Have talked to the Board, their publisher OUP and also their various music "outlets" and drawn a blank with all of them. To be fair, they have been very helpful, but it just seems that no-one has been down the route for some time, hence the lack of more modern transcriptions.
Thanks for taking the time to reply.
QUOTE(katyjay @ Feb 21 2012, 07:50 PM)
DrBob, like a lot of people I've been going through my past papers collection but don't unfortunately have the paper you're referring to.
I'm wondering if, having drawn a blank, it's time to start on a plan B?
I note that you (or your daughter) are planning to take some regular papers and transcribe them, as a teaching tool, and presumably there's a fair supply of ordinary braille music in all sorts of genres that can be used for teaching theory even if there aren't examples of the actual questions. These surely can help with theory learning even if you don't have the ideal of the paper you want.
The other thing to ask is, does it HAVE to be the theory route, if it's proving such an administrative nightmare?
Might it be worth looking at one of the alternatives to grade 5 theory - in particular, grade 5 Practical Musicianship which I would have thought might be a good option for someone with limited sight?
Hi, thanks for this.
The student has never had any sight, so this is all a huge challenge, but very fulfilling and definitely "worth it".
Not a huge supply of braille music, but we are able to make our own. So, often it's a case of transcribing score into a music program to get a good clean print and stave separation.
We have thought of the other routes, even (dare I say), an alternative Board :-( , but the student does wish to have ABRSM 5 Theory as part of their GCSE level portfolio, and also wishes to move onto practical grades 6,7,8 - with a view to eventually using these skills/qualifications as part of their working life in the not too distant future.
So, at the moment, we are all trying to make this happen, and I am sure we can overcome the problems, just it's going to take a little longer to get moving. But then, there's a lot more teaching and learning to do from Grade 5 upwards to Grade 8 :-)
Thanks once again everyone, and I'm off to find these supp papers.