OH MY DAYS. just had my clarinet grade 4 exam yesterday... and it went something like this:
warm-up: clari was flat and couldn't tune it properly because it was so cold!
A piece: Evening - Went smoothly, good control, apparently flat because of the STUPID heating conditions. ARGH!
B piece: Song of the night sky - Made a few late entrys -.-
C piece: Study in C the turn - One of 'the turns' didn't come out. Very nice. My little fingers were freezing itself off by this point so it wasn't a surprise!
Scales: A major - Good on way up, on way down added Bb TT.TT B minor messed up the A# on way down
D major couldn't get the high D out because instrument was NOT warmed up even though I had been try to warm it up for half an hour. Chromatic went smoothly but had to repeat it. arpeggio on f major? pfft pressed D instead of C on the way coming down in the chamaleau register (spelling?)
Others were okay...
Sight reading went well
Aural test: A - forgot the notes half way because I was so FREAKED OUT by my RUBBISH performance.
B - That was good, at least! C - describing went okay, rhythm... FAIL!
Overall I'd only expect a scraped pass!
Its the nerves.
Can anyone tell me whether they think I'll pass? If I had to describe myself, I'd be in the minor key
I feel like this exam is a failure!
And would the examiner mark me down if the instrument (Buffet B12) is flat? Also, I was really nervous and my fingers were so numb that it got stuck when I was crossing the break in the chromatic scale! Do you think the examiner will understand this?
- A very agitated - VQ