So I was thinking about taking the LRSM (violin) and still want to someday, but I have too many other projects this year to be able to contemplate taking a music exam! I have many options for rep for an LRSM programme studied, and in many cases performed ... so I'm working on developing technique and musicality, so that when I eventually come to take LRSM I'll be in a good position to get a decent mark, rather than scraping through the recital with exactly the pass mark as I managed with DipABRSM!
What are you prepping for next?
Posted 29 May 2019 - 10:52
I have decided on my FRSM program. I am only going to play two pieces. Beethoven’s Eroica Variations and Moussorgsky’s Pictures. I have deliberated very long but eventually settled on Pictures because it is much easier to play compared to Eroica. Sure there are some brief difficult moments like in Gnomus and Baba Yaga, but at least majority of the pieces are actually quite easy. Whereas for Eroica there is no easy parts at all.
Posted 29 May 2019 - 14:33
For others, the overriding factor is choice of repertoire or location of exam centre.
In my own case it was gaining experience of different boards to be in a better position to guide my pupils, should the situation arise.
Thankfully in my neck of the woods, fewer people are as keen to join the exam treadmill as used to be the case.
Posted 29 May 2019 - 23:48
Posted Yesterday, 16:30
Ok, so here's a question. Is anyone out there that has done the FRSM diploma willing to share their written submission with me. I am deep into writing mine, but am concerned that I'm waffling and putting too much back ground info in, rather than the actual music!!