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#31 Guest: skylark_*

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 10:31

Thanks to everybody for your good wishes - I'll let you know when I get the result biggrin.gif unsure.gif
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Posted 31 March 2007 - 11:10

If you haven't played a solo in public before and are wondering whether to take the plunge, I would say, yes, go for it - but make it easy for yourself....

- Choose a piece you like playing and would like to share with other people.

- Choose something that you find relatively easy to play, ie a bit below your normal level, so that if you do feel nervous, it's less likely to affect what you're playing.

- Practise well in advance so that you know the piece inside out when you come to perform it. This is really critical to giving yourself performance confidence, and conversely, not knowing the piece inside out is likely to detract from your confidence.

- If possible, bring somebody with you who will act as your "comfort zone" that you can go back to to re-gather your thoughts from time to time - spouse, parents, friends etc. If this isn't possible, and you'll be coming on your own for the first time, a "buddy" scheme is being introduced at the Leeds concert and may be possible at other concerts as well.

- If it's possible to get to a playday prior to playing in a concert, it might help to break the ice about playing in public.

- Be an active contributor to the forums, because the more you contribute, the more you feel as if you're getting to know people and then when you do meet up, you can look forward to meeting "friends" rather than "strange people off the internet" biggrin.gif
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#33 sarah-flute

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 16:56

Still no sign of your results?
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Posted 05 April 2007 - 17:31

QUOTE(sarah-flute @ Apr 5 2007, 05:56 PM) View Post

Still no sign of your results?

No, 'fraid not ... It would have been nice ( unsure.gif ) to get them before Easter, but I knew it would be touch and go if I did so it looks like I'll have to continue being patient .... wink.gif
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#35 sarah-flute

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 17:35

Waiting is horrible isn't it!!

Someone told me there was post either tomorrow or Saturday - I forget - so you might be lucky.

Hoping mine'll come back more quickly as it was a special visit but then again it's Easter too which will slow stuff down. I've only waited a day and I'm already impatient - I think it's almost worse that it's my student's result and not mine............... eek.gif
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Posted 12 April 2007 - 15:01

QUOTE(skylark @ Mar 31 2007, 11:31 AM) View Post

Thanks to everybody for your good wishes - I'll let you know when I get the result biggrin.gif unsure.gif

OK I got the result of my Grade 3 today - I got a Merit, 127 biggrin.gif

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#37 Frederic Chopin

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 15:04

QUOTE(skylark @ Apr 12 2007, 04:01 PM) View Post

QUOTE(skylark @ Mar 31 2007, 11:31 AM) View Post

Thanks to everybody for your good wishes - I'll let you know when I get the result biggrin.gif unsure.gif

OK I got the result of my Grade 3 today - I got a Merit, 127 biggrin.gif

Well done skylark!!!

biggrin.gif party1.gif hurrah.gif party2.gif
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#38 andante_in_c

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 15:05

Congratulations, skylark. biggrin.gif hurrah.gif party1.gif party2.gif
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Posted 12 April 2007 - 15:08

Well done biggrin.gif
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Posted 12 April 2007 - 15:11

yay.gif hurrah.gif welldone yay.gif hurrah.gif you deserved the great result smile.gif
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Posted 12 April 2007 - 15:18

Well done! biggrin.gif

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#42 sarah-flute

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 16:30

QUOTE(skylark @ Apr 12 2007, 04:01 PM) View Post

QUOTE(skylark @ Mar 31 2007, 11:31 AM) View Post

Thanks to everybody for your good wishes - I'll let you know when I get the result biggrin.gif unsure.gif

OK I got the result of my Grade 3 today - I got a Merit, 127 biggrin.gif

Well done!!!!!!!! party1.gif hurrah.gif party1.gif
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#43 jo.clarinet

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 16:58

Well done, skylark! smile.gif
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Posted 12 April 2007 - 17:06

Go Skylark
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Posted 12 April 2007 - 17:27

Well done Skylark

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