This isn't much of an Aaaagh, more of a sob, cry, sob, sob, worry etc etc
And there isn't a crying emoticon
Had my flute lesson last night. I think it was the worst flute lesson I've ever had, ever (apart from one I had ages ago, the first time round I had lessons, but I don't want to mention that
We started with sightreading- went better than I thought, much easier than piano. Still messed up rhythm though.
Then did the odd scaley things, like diminished, pentatonic, dominant etc... these were ok.
Then went on to aural and it all fell to pieces :'(
We started by identifying cadences within a piece. This was bad. Then did intervals and that was absolutely absolutely awful. Then did the change in a piece, and I was so thrown off by intervals that I mucked most of that up too- should be ok in the exam though.
My teacher assumed I'd know it all from music GCSE- but I'm only in year 9, and we're doing like a pre-course thing which includes some GCSE stuff.
We'd done a bit on cadences at school, so that was alright-ish. The ones we'd done at school were easier examples though.
And the intervals were so bad I felt like crying. I could hardly identify any. The only ones I could get each time were minor and major 2nds, and minor and major 3rds. But I don't even know if it's called those. I was just kind of hazardously guessing.
I couldn't do perfect 4ths or 5ths, or identify major or minor 6ths or 7ths.
My teacher didn't seem concerned at first, and thought I'd catch on eventually. But I didn't. And got nearly all of them wrong.
We didn't have time to go through the 2nd piece accompaniment, so I've never played it with that because she hasn't learnt it before now. We went through the 1st piece and it sounded terrible because the piano was really out of tune, and I kept going wrong. The study was ok though
Then we went back to intervals. Messed up some more. Then we gave up.
I asked mum if I could have an extra lesson, so instead of having one a fortnight like usual, and 1 a week, like we did this week, I really feel like I need another one next week, 2 in one week. My teacher said it would be fine. Mum wasn't sure.
But when I got really upset in the car on the way home she agreed.
Sorry for the really long post. I'm just so worried about the exam now. I was aiming for at least a merit before, but now I'm hoping to scrape a pass