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exam    11:32 on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

emz
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hey guys
i have my grade 4 exam cumming up in about 3 weeks does any one have any advice on the aural test or sight reading? that would really help.
Also in one of my pieces i have this one bar which for some peculiar reason i cannot play with the piano any advice?

emz x


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Re: exam    18:49 on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Zevang
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Perhaps it helps to study that bar, or the whole passage slowly, with the piano if possible, and gradually increase velocity until it's fine.

good luck

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Re: exam    14:34 on Thursday, June 22, 2006 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

schoolgirl0125
(613 points)

Ooh! I could use some sightreading help. What should i always keep in mind when i'm sight reading?

These are the things I do..
-Check key..time sig.
-tempo..(slow or fast?)
-look for any notes that go out of range. (really quick glance)
-Dynamics

HHhmm. I don't know you guys. Is there anything else? When I have to sight read music.. the judges give us 1 minute to look at it..and these are the things i look at.

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Re: exam    09:56 on Sunday, June 25, 2006 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Syrinx
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The tips above for sight reading are good, another thing i usually do is try and interpret the piece as best as possible. What is the composer trying to convey through this piece? What sort of time period was it written in, and how can i make this piece sound musical. Always remember good style and use of dynamics and phrasing- even if you're sight reading.

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Re: exam    21:09 on Sunday, June 25, 2006 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

schoolgirl0125
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OOh! THANKS!..i have to remember that. I've never thought about phrasing..okay.^^

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Re: exam    00:52 on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

flute_enthusiast
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Emz, I'm also having my ABRSM Grade 4 flute exam! It's on August 16th. *crosses fingers*. I don't think sightreading will be that difficult. Yeah, look out for the dynamics, key signature, time signature and tempo. Keep going even if you make a mistake. It's the overall that matters. If you are somehow worried, you can always sightread studies. Well, that's what I do. Sightreading is something which you need to do on the spot without any preparation unlike your exam pieces and scales. I'm also hoping that the examiner will give me a piece with not too much accidentals here and there, sharps / flats and with a steady tempo. (= .. All the best!

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Re: exam    20:33 on Friday, June 30, 2006 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

schoolgirl0125
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all these grade 4 exam.. and the number grade exam. I could see you guys all know what they are. Is it something you do for college? curious..

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Re: exam    04:15 on Saturday, July 01, 2006 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

emz
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good luck to u too

- schoolgirl the exam isnt for collage its just an exam that u can choose to do or opt out of. the arbsm exams have exams up to grade 8 they test your abillity to play and your knowledge of music - hope this explains it a little

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Re: exam    21:03 on Sunday, July 02, 2006 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

schoolgirl0125
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Ooh! so u take the exams and you just get to know your playing ability compared to others? does colleges look at it? ..is it private..only you know it?

   

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