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Phrasemaker
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Post by Phrasemaker » 03 Oct 2018, 18:11

Hi,

Just after a a bit of advice.
For grade eight piano exam, are arpeggios across four octaves played in 3's or 4's ie 123,123,123 or 1234, 1234,1234, ?

Many thanks

Tim

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Post by chrisw » 04 Oct 2018, 14:04

Hello Tim,

I don't do exams so I've never got anyway near grade 8.

I do have the grade 5 ABRSM scales book which shows arpeggios over three octaves grouped in 4. I also have a copy of Hanon which has them in four octaves grouped again in 4.

I'm not sure if I have interpreted your question correctly.

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Post by Phrasemaker » 04 Oct 2018, 17:02

Thank you very much for replying Chris,

I think you have interpreted my question correctly.

I have a copy of the ABRSM grade eight scales book which does show them grouped in fours. Played 1234 1234 1234 1234 if I'm reading it correctly.

It's just that a student I know was asked to play them in fours by one teacher and in threes by another. As it happens the student can play either with ease but obviously would like a definitive answer prior to doing the exam.

Many thanks

Tim

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