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#31 The Land

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 12:29

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! 


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Posted 29 May 2019 - 10:52

Kit Leung, yes, there are cases of piano LTCL Distinction holders failing or borderline passing the Recital component of LRSM. An examiner mentioned to me ABRSM the recording of the recital is reviewed again by a panel to ensure consistency in marking. This is because it is not possible to always get a specialist examiner for the instrument. Whereas I believe for Trinity there is no this additional layer of assessment.

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.
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#33 mel2

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 14:33

There seems to be clan loyalty with adherents of various boards sticking with the assessment pathway they have used throughout their learning career.
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.
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Posted 29 May 2019 - 23:48

In the part of the world I’m teaching, ABRSM’s Diplomas are more highly regarded as professional qualifications than Trinity’s. A pass in LRSM is more valued than a pass in FTCL; this is a sentiment that many high level teachers I know share. I guess it makes sense though. A pianist with LRSM is more likely to be a complete and well rounded one. The recent dumbing down of the new Trinity Diplomas certainly do not help the image. Nevertheless the Trinity Diplomas are still very popular over here because simply many teachers do not feel that they have sufficient expertise to prepare for ABRSM Dips.
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Posted 15 June 2019 - 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!!

 

Anyone?


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Posted 16 June 2019 - 14:55

In the part of the world I’m teaching, ABRSM’s Diplomas are more highly regarded as professional qualifications than Trinity’s. A pass in LRSM is more valued than a pass in FTCL; this is a sentiment that many high level teachers I know share. I guess it makes sense though. A pianist with LRSM is more likely to be a complete and well rounded one. The recent dumbing down of the new Trinity Diplomas certainly do not help the image. Nevertheless the Trinity Diplomas are still very popular over here because simply many teachers do not feel that they have sufficient expertise to prepare for ABRSM Dips.


In what way do you think Trinity diplomas have been dumbed down? As has been said on these forums in the past, Trinity and AB are quite different exams. Several pieces on the FRSM repertoire list for violin are on the LTCL, and movements from whole sonatas on ATCL appear on the LRSM list.

The actual performance level on the Trinity exam (at least for violin) is more demanding than for AB.
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