QUOTE(minimum @ Apr 17 2012, 04:22 PM)
QUOTE(Halka @ Apr 17 2012, 04:04 PM)
At age 11 my daughter sang The Ash Grove for her unaccompanied song at grade 4 and got some very nice comments and a high mark. However, that does not mean it would (necessarily) be a good choice for any and all female pupils....
P.S. For each of her exams (Grades 1 to 6) she and her teacher just chose something from "Sing Together!" (Appleby and Fowler), though I know not everyone here is a fan.
Halka, sorry to change the topic but what is it that people don't like about sing together. I ask as I was thinking of ordering a copy as I've seen it listed in the syllabus. My daughter only started last year and so I don't know much yet.
Well... I think it was actually Seer Green (in what I believe was a previous incarnation, and in response to a query of mine) who said something to the effect that the songs weren't proper folk songs, and teachers who used the book lacked imagination... but I may be completely misremembering.... Perhaps he will come by and comment. By the time your daughter gets to grade 6 I can assure you that you feel all the nice songs have been exhausted, and the barrel is being well and truly scraped to find something. However, I do think it's handy sightreading practice for the early grades.