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Blodwen wrote:I got my certificate and comment sheet today!! Im going to frame it and put it up in my living room!! yay!!
(the certificate that is, not the comment sheet lol! his writing is barely legible!)
Wow grade 2 in session A? not long then, wont that be around Feb or March? Bet you cant wait now! My teacher is on about skipping grade 3 and giving myself a year to do grade 4, so will probably end up doing grade 4 next November time, if all goes well lol! I dont know how I feel about skipping grade 3, part of thinks why not then the other part of me is a bit weary mainly because of the harder Aural and sight reading! Ah well will just have to do lots of practice!
Brummers, I had to laugh at your post lol! I hope you get the same man I had, he was nice and let me yap away lol!
I know what you mean about the writing, I swear they used to be Drs!
Yea Feb/Mar is what I'm aiming for. I was told I could skip Grade 1 and go straight to Grade 2 as I was ready. But I decided I want a certificate for each grade so I used the Grade 1 as a bit of a practice, to see what it was like. If the nerves got the better of me I would/should have been ok and still got a pass. Luckily I did much better.
I won't be skipping any grades and I expect the jump from Grade 2 to Grade 3 to be alot bigger, so will probably take longer to reach that standard.
I have to keep telling myself. There's no rush. But I'm an impatient person generally anyway so it rarely helps lol.
I've just finished an hours pratice and I actually feel like I've made progress tonight with sight reading AND the fiddly bits. Looking forward to tomorrow's lesson.
Im going to keep this one for a few years, and maybe if I ever get as far as passing grade 5 or 6 Ill upgrade and spend a bit of money on a better one! My dad traded his upright piano for a digital a few weeks ago, he has a Kawai, Its very very nice!
PianoLove wrote:Random fact- I discovered tonight I can play (looking at the music sheet) and listen to someone talk and answer them back at the same time . Must be the Gemini skill of doing many things at once LOL.
Here is another random fact: I can only do one thing at once, literally! When I play, I stop breathing. Was ok in Grade 1, but now in Grade 2 the pieces are getting longer, I'm getting out of breath. I don't know why I do it.
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