QUOTE(ammeee @ Mar 16 2012, 12:32 PM)
I'm taking my Grade 4 piano exam in 3 days and I don't know much about what is going to be tested for aural. Can someone please enlighten me?
Also, is it alright to not use the pedals for B3: Chez le forgeron? Can't seem to get it right... Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
Are you serious ? I'm really not sure . . .
After all, your teacher must have done the aural with you (if not, why not ? why didn't you ask him/her ?) and if you don't have a teacher, why have you left it this late to ask ?
But the grade 4 aural syllabus is on the abrsm website:http://www.abrsm.org/regions/fileadmin/use...s/aural0411.pdf
This explains it perfectly.
And it's probably too late to get the pedal sorted out but, if you're close - try !
Chez le forgeron does need it, yiu need the resonance to make the hammer bits sing out.
But the abrsm guideline book does suggest leaving it out in the middle bit (which is quite different) and my grade 4 pupil only used the pedal for the main A section (and got 27).