QUOTE(madbassoonist @ Dec 8 2009, 07:40 AM)
Which pieces did you play? I'm doing G5 next session... and I'm terrified about the aurals, and my pieces!
The aurals aren't too bad. Even the sight singing was reasonable and I don't have the best voice in the world. I used a mix of ummmm and lahhhhhh I think and got 18/21. Just make sure you get plenty of practice well before the exam would be my advice.
I played the Schumann from list A, Turkey in the Straw from list B and Demnitz study in D min (
My teach was visibly mortified when 4 weeks before the exam I announced this is the study I'm doing now). Don't worry too much just go in there and try and enjoy it. I always focus on the things I do wrong and forget about everything I've done right
A particular feature of the adult learner I think!
My nerves weren't too bad and I got better the more the exam went on (which was reflected in the marks)Unlike in my piano exam where my hands were visibly shaking!! Don't know what it is, shove a clari in my gob and I'm fine, sit me in front of a piano and I'm a quivering mess