Grade 3 practical

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Grade 3 practical

Post by Nutroast » 17 Mar 2015, 14:36

Cutlet has has grade 3 next Monday, 23 March, she's nervous and excited in about equal measure! I'm very proud of her, she's put in a huge amount of work. With the day getting close, she's practicing like she really means it! Whatever the result, she'll be getting a treat for all her hard work. :piano;

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Post by Gill the Piano » 17 Mar 2015, 17:57

How old is she? Mind you, by G3 she at least knows the form, bless her. I'm sure she'll play beautifully - GO, CUTLET! :piano;
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Post by dave brum » 17 Mar 2015, 19:38

Best of luck to her from me. No inhibitions or qualms at that age!!!
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Post by Nutroast » 18 Mar 2015, 10:18

Thanks, Gill and Dave, she's 9 years old and an awful lot more talented than me!

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Post by dave brum » 19 Mar 2015, 12:48

She must be pretty darn good at reading music if she does accompanying. I had a letter from my teacher last week about her end of term concert and she said everyone must have a go at accompanying if they possibly can do so. Karen (one of Mabel's other adult students) accompanies her children who play stringed instruments.
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Post by Nutroast » 20 Mar 2015, 12:04

Sight-reading is one of her weaker bits, but we dug out a grade 1 piece that she'd played ages ago and had forgotten and got her to play it, she had to stare intently at the music while she played it slowly and she did really well. So, we were able to say after that "See? You can sight read!" I know it wasn't exactly true, but it gave her confidence no end of a boost!

Her last lesson today before the exam. It's a good job you need short nails for the piano, hers are chomped to bits now, mine too :D

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Post by Nutroast » 23 Mar 2015, 13:34

Phew, all done! Now, the wait begins! She was all smiles when she came out of there though. x

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Post by Gill the Piano » 23 Mar 2015, 17:23

Good girl, sounds hopeful then! Does she get wound up about exams or just take them in her stride?
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Post by dave brum » 23 Mar 2015, 21:32

Result in time for Easter hopefully.
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Post by Nutroast » 23 Mar 2015, 22:44

She gets wound up by exams and then just does it! She seems to be able to play on the day - a performer! She gets very stressed before the exam and, like before, she's now floating on a sea of buzzingness(?) she wants to do it all again! And, as DB says, results in a couple of weeks.

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Re: Grade 3 practical

Post by Nutroast » 09 Apr 2015, 10:01

Passed with distinction! 133 points :D :piano;

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Post by gizzy » 09 Apr 2015, 10:17

Nutroast wrote:Passed with distinction! 133 points :D :piano;
Well done, that Cutlet! Which pieces did she play? (I was about to ask what board the exam was for, but then realised you can't get 133% in Trinity or London.

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Post by Nutroast » 09 Apr 2015, 11:02

gizzy wrote:
Nutroast wrote:Passed with distinction! 133 points :D :piano;
Well done, that Cutlet! Which pieces did she play? (I was about to ask what board the exam was for, but then realised you can't get 133% in Trinity or London.

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Thanks, Gizzy! She played Allegro, Moody Prawn Blues and Stormy Coast. x

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Post by dave brum » 09 Apr 2015, 11:31

Good news indeed. Congratulations Nutlet.
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Re: Grade 3 practical

Post by gizzy » 09 Apr 2015, 12:17

Nutroast wrote:
gizzy wrote:
Nutroast wrote:Passed with distinction! 133 points :D :piano;
Well done, that Cutlet! Which pieces did she play? (I was about to ask what board the exam was for, but then realised you can't get 133% in Trinity or London.

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Thanks, Gizzy! She played Allegro, Moody Prawn Blues and Stormy Coast. x
Ah, same list as one of mine who wants to do it this summer, but is not going to get entered until she realises that however valid your reason may be for not practising this week - or last week or next week - it's not going to be a get-out clause for not being able to play your pieces.

Having said that, I had a boy yesterday who I was really regretting allowing myself to be talked into entering for LCM step 2, as he had been making zilch progress, and he turned up and played everything to a good merit level with 2 weeks to go. :)

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Re: Grade 3 practical

Post by Gill the Piano » 09 Apr 2015, 18:51

Hooray for Cutlet - well done! :piano;
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Re: Grade 3 practical

Post by dave brum » 10 Apr 2015, 06:20

I seem to remember getting the same mark as Cutlet when I did my grade 2 in 2009.
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