I PASSED MY GRADE 2...133/150!

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Re: I PASSED MY GRADE 2...133/150!

Post by Feg » 09 Dec 2009, 18:54

Looks like I'm the first to offer congratulations, Dave :piano;

CONGRATULATIONS!

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Re: I PASSED MY GRADE 2...133/150!

Post by Feg » 09 Dec 2009, 21:59

Yes, I'm on Facebook (for my sins :roll: ).

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Re: I PASSED MY GRADE 2...133/150!

Post by Moonlight » 10 Dec 2009, 17:08

beaten me too it, I'll be the second then. WELL DONE DISTINCTION DAVE
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I'm really happy you got the grade you wanted as it means such a lot to you. :D :D :D

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Re: I PASSED MY GRADE 2...133/150!

Post by Moonlight » 11 Dec 2009, 16:59

you're probably closer to doing Grade 3 than I am at the mo
Hi Dave,

Well I’m not really in a hurry to do grade 3 at the moment. I don’t have piano lessons until sometime in January, my teacher is busy preparing for the end of term on the course she is doing, so she probably has a lot of homework and rehearsals etc.

I’m quite happy building up repertoire at the moment, there are so many pieces I would like to learn. Plus I would like my teacher to introduce me to some Latin American music (she specialises in it) if there is any my level, it would be cool to play other styles 8) .

I’m going through the grade 3 sight reading book, and am picking up pieces from beginner books to sight read now. Started learning some new scales. You may even beat me to grade 3! That’s if your teacher allows you to do it soon.

I look forward to seeing your certificate! :)

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Re: I PASSED MY GRADE 2...133/150!

Post by Gill the Piano » 14 Dec 2009, 19:17

I hate to say I told you so, but I told you so... :mrgreen: Well done, that man!
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Re: I PASSED MY GRADE 2...133/150!

Post by Gill the Piano » 18 Dec 2009, 20:07

Well-deserved distinction. SEE????
Mind you, I'd send your certificate back to get your name written neatly... :mrgreen:
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Re: I PASSED MY GRADE 2...133/150!

Post by markymark » 18 Dec 2009, 22:20

The comments seem fair and encouraging.

Ironically, one of your best sections was your sight reading!

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Re: I PASSED MY GRADE 2...133/150!

Post by Gill the Piano » 19 Dec 2009, 17:59

dave brum wrote:You seriously didn't think I'd disclose my real ID, would you Gill :?: :?: .
It was a joke, poppet... as for crossing yourself, perhaps he was impressed by your piety! That or the tie...:)
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Post by kebabselector » 22 Dec 2009, 02:31

I've not been around for a while, but congratulations Dave. Sadly I've slipped with regards to my Piano, not had lessons for the last month or so due to a combination of illnesses for all the family. Hope to start up again early Jan. I need to do a lot of practice again.
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Re: I PASSED MY GRADE 2...133/150!

Post by Jellyroll » 23 Dec 2009, 23:53

Congratulations Mr Brum.
I stumbled upon this board a while back looking for inspiration and other hopeless old folks like me who are doing piano exams.
I just passed my grade 1 with 125, which I find amazing since I was convinced I messed everything up sooooooo badly on the day. Anyway that means grade 2 for me now, so I am 1 behind you. How long between your 1 and 2 exams? I'm aiming for 6 months...
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Re: I PASSED MY GRADE 2...133/150!

Post by Jellyroll » 25 Dec 2009, 20:53

Alright, taking a break after eating and drinking too much bfore round two, Its that time of year. Thanks for the advice, I'll pick up my lessosn again in the new year, I'll plan to do 2 in the summer I think. I like your video, Im not quite up to that standard with my guitar either, but one day.
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Post by kebabselector » 29 Dec 2009, 01:44

dave brum wrote:So long as you don't do any practising at the time of day you made that posting!

Happy Christmas, Steve!
Indeed, the thump of the casio keyboard might wake Louise. Anyway as I said I hope to start again soon (seems my lapse coincided with my move into the loft)
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Re: I PASSED MY GRADE 2...133/150!

Post by Jellyroll » 03 Jan 2010, 20:36

Thanks DaveBrum,
I always get John Martyn confused with Martin Taylor for some weird reason, perhaps I'm getting old. Anyway i'll try to dig out some CD's because I like that style a lot.
I'm looking forward to starting up again, and getting stuck into some more lessons starting next week. My wife does rather despair at my plonking though, especially when I try to serenade her. I'll let you know how it goes (the lessons, not the serenading).
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