QUOTE(barry-clari @ Feb 20 2011, 10:02 AM)
QUOTE(morton @ Feb 19 2011, 11:40 PM)
You can probably sight read better than the people who are grade 5 on their first instrument. Also it is often very useful to have a lower standard player who can count!
I appreciate the confidence you have in my 'celloing, morton, but I think I'll hang on before tackling the standard orchestral repertoire!!!!!
What happens when someone takes up a second instrument is that they tend to compare what they can do on that to what they can do on their first instrument. However the course that you have in mind might have people who are grade 5 standard on their first instrument, as it says grade 5 standard minimum. These people may only have a sight reading standard of grade 3, however even if their sight reading standard is grade 5 I would say that most of them are going to struggle with the Beethoven and especially the Sibelius. So although you may think that you can't tackle this music, non of the other people who probably aren't going to make a better attempt at it than you can do think they can. So someone who maybe can't play as many notes, but who can stay in the right part of the bar might be a great help.