GOOD LUCK ANNA & STUARTAU!!!! EXAM TODAY

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Re: GOOD LUCK ANNA & STUARTAU!!!! EXAM TODAY

Post by markymark » 09 Jul 2009, 12:27

Good luck Anna and Stuart for today.

You'll both be coming out with your distinctions - I'm quite sure of it!

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Re: GOOD LUCK ANNA & STUARTAU!!!! EXAM TODAY

Post by Gill the Piano » 09 Jul 2009, 16:58

I'm late with my good wishes...but I bet you both did well!
I play for my own amazement... :piano;

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Re: GOOD LUCK ANNA & STUARTAU!!!! EXAM TODAY

Post by Moonlight » 09 Jul 2009, 21:25

awwwww thanks guys! :D :D :D

See my exam topic Grade 2 july 9 -OMG for how it went! Makes sense to put it in there I think, sorry you need to move topics.

Please click here: http://www.uk-piano.org/piano-forums/vi ... f=7&t=7330


btw Hi Stuart I hope you did well too! :)

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Re: GOOD LUCK ANNA & STUARTAU!!!! EXAM TODAY

Post by StuartAU » 09 Jul 2009, 22:04

Hi all and thanks! onyl just read the post, wish you were there with me LOL i needed someone to hold me up LOL..
Once again my poxy nerves did me. i felt so much better than first grading until i started my 1st piece then just went to bits!!!!! Ill be happy with a Merit but as most want a Dist...

Dave, if you ever come dan Darf let me know :)

thanks again
stuart

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Re: GOOD LUCK ANNA & STUARTAU!!!! EXAM TODAY

Post by StuartAU » 09 Jul 2009, 22:55

sorry meant dan Sarf lol...

Yeah Britney gave me a mock, was recorded and just as is to get best effect. think i posted before scored 130+ and screwed my scales totally.. Was hoping for 134ish in this one as was very reliant on 80-84 points for my 3 pieces which i doubt ill get now.
thought my scales, chromatic scales & arpeggios today were better than mock..
We will wait n see, all depends how kind she is :)

One thing i will say to you guys is, these gradings although i expect have always worked should maybe based on part course work like GCSE's For me, i have no intentions of ever playing in concert or on stage or in front of anyone, its purely for my own worth, i want to know how good/bad i am.

The problem is i cant play in front of people, live, recorded or in an exam, Its not a true picture of what i can do, If someone put a secret camera on my Piano and watched ( not gloating) but i & my teacher feel i could be touching 140's in grade 1 & 2..

I just dont feel one should be graded with the pressure of a performance examination, all enthesis on one shot.
Football leagues are based on one game amongst a lot of things.
Teachers should be doign recordings and sendign them in for your pieces, ok it would be possible to pay back handers to get better grades but whats the point in that?..

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Re: GOOD LUCK ANNA & STUARTAU!!!! EXAM TODAY

Post by markymark » 09 Jul 2009, 23:12

Yeah but the problem is that there is a separate grade for practical and a separate one for theory and neither crosses over into the other section.

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Re: GOOD LUCK ANNA & STUARTAU!!!! EXAM TODAY

Post by StuartAU » 25 Jul 2009, 10:05

Didnt want to multipost or i posted in wrong section? had 3 threads about the exam and you can find my result here
http://www.uk-piano.org/piano-forums/vi ... 814#p32814

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Re: GOOD LUCK ANNA & STUARTAU!!!! EXAM TODAY

Post by StuartAU » 25 Jul 2009, 11:04

Cheers Dave :)
Wahey cinema to celebrate taking my boy to see ice age 3 3D :)
MIght evne get a pizza :)

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