What sort of Grade do you think this piece is...?

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What sort of Grade do you think this piece is...?

Post by sarah182 » 26 Jul 2009, 10:29

http://www.scribd.com/doc/3326406/Yirum ... ows-In-You

I was just looking for opinions about what sort of grade standard this piece of music is?
Thanks.

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Re: What sort of Grade do you think this piece is...?

Post by StuartAU » 26 Jul 2009, 11:21

I have only played 1,2 & 3 grade pieces and at a rough guess, being 3 pages long, id say that would be 4, 5 or even 6

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Re: What sort of Grade do you think this piece is...?

Post by Moonlight » 26 Jul 2009, 13:39

mmmmm If I had a wild guess I would say it was grade 3 at least. I haven't come across the time sig of 5/4 before ( being only grade 2), and its uses three time signatures. Looks like an intresting piece...

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Re: What sort of Grade do you think this piece is...?

Post by Gill the Piano » 26 Jul 2009, 17:47

Three-ish. With grade four moments... :lol:
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Re: What sort of Grade do you think this piece is...?

Post by maggiepiano » 28 Jul 2009, 14:28

I'm a grade 8 player - rough guess about grade 4. Depends on how the students has learnt- If they have learnt the classical method it is about a grade 4 maybe 5 depending on the exam board. If they have learnt to play blues/jazz mainstream pop about 3 since it is based around chords
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Re: What sort of Grade do you think this piece is...?

Post by joseph » 01 Aug 2009, 11:01

Grade 4 or 5 I guess.

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Post by lazyhaze » 03 Aug 2009, 23:04

Ahh, I love Yiruma. He makes such simple yet beautiful piano pieces.

I'm pre-Grade 1/2 but that didn't stop me from attempting this piece (I reckon that's some kind of taboo)! I can play the first page really slowly... and that's about it, haha. Plenty of stretches in this piece.

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Re: What sort of Grade do you think this piece is...?

Post by markymark » 08 Aug 2009, 12:22

Grade 5. There are some elements in the middle of the piece that are too sophisticated for Grade 4.

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Re: What sort of Grade do you think this piece is...?

Post by simplesimon » 08 Aug 2009, 21:29

I'm inclined to agree with markymark that it is heading towards Grade 5. For me, it is the left hand part which is the test of technique at Grade 4/5.
In comparing it with examination pieces it is noticable the lack of phrasing and articulation that is usually demanded in examination pieces, so is it a fair comparison?
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