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What Grade Am I...    14:24 on Thursday, April 19, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

vincentcook
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Hey guys, I'm new here and this might sound like a really weird question

I'm self-taught, and I haven't ever had lessons so I've been worried what grade I "roughly" am. I know grades aren't purely based on playing ability but If I provided a song that I could play, could any of you give a rough grade I would be at? I've always been wondering and it would really be insightful.

One of the songs I can play perfectly is : http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/sega/dreamcast/nozomi2.mid

Somewhere buried on the page is where you can get it. You can't link off-site .midi files

"You are attempting to access the file from a site other than VGMusic.com. Remote linking of MIDI files is blocked (see below).
Click here to listen to/download the requested file."

Again, I would really really really appreciate it Thanks alot guys, I'm only just looking for a rough interpretation.

Vincent

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Re: What Grade Am I...    19:18 on Thursday, April 19, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

pianoplayer_02
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I really don't know, but I'm guessing adult book 1 or Kid grade 6. like i said i'm guessing...

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Re: What Grade Am I...    00:05 on Friday, April 20, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Satara
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I'm in the same boat as you, I've taught myself how to play the piano and have come quite far. I just started taking lessons 2 weeks ago and man has it helped. I highly recommend it. You miss a strong foundation if you teach yourself.

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Re: What Grade Am I...    00:13 on Friday, April 20, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

vincentcook
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Oh right ok, so you would you say you've acquired bad habits on the way, or hasn't it really interfered all to much with the proper teaching? Thanks for the help guys so far

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Re: What Grade Am I...    00:16 on Friday, April 20, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Satara
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Some bad habits. But I've missed a lot of music theory that prevents me from playing at the level I would like. Having someone over your shoulder helping you out for 30 min to an hour is very beneficial. My first lesson we worked on making sure I had the right fingering playing music, and my playing increased 30% (not kidding).

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Re: What Grade Am I...    10:16 on Sunday, April 22, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

adolph
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How did you learn this song? Was it from sheet music, or do you play it by ear?
In order to determine what level you are at, it is determnined by a variety of factors. Some poeple are eye players level 6 but they may play at level 1 if asked to play by ear. And visa versa, some are great players by ear and can't play level 1 sheet music.
So it's important to know how the piece was played before grading a level.

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Re: What Grade Am I...    10:21 on Sunday, April 22, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

adolph
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How did you learn this song? Was it from sheet music, or do you play it by ear?
In order to determine what level you are at, it is determnined by a variety of factors. Some people are eye players level 6 but they may play at level 1 if asked to play by ear. And visa versa, some are great players by ear and can't play level 1 sheet music.
So it's important to know how the piece was played before grading a level.

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Re: What Grade Am I...    11:50 on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

nineties_rule
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you r probably grade six listen to this and compare it to what u might play http://www.sheetmusic2print.com/Excerpts/Midi/209.mid

   

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