How many hours in total would you recommend for an average student, from beginning to examination, to prepare a typical Level 5 ( out of 10 ) Royal Conservatory of Music List B Classical Repertoire selection ? For example : Sonatina in F major,Anh.5,no.2 First Movement by Ludwig van Beethoven. Or Mozart's Viennese Sonatina in C major (no.1) 2nd Movement : Minuetto and Trio ?

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    I reckon it would take just as long as a piece of string.
    – PeterJ
    Mar 6, 2020 at 11:37
  • This is an impossible question to answer wwith any help at all. We might know about music, but we don't know you or your capabilities. Vtc.
    – Tim
    Mar 6, 2020 at 13:33

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It mainly depends on how old the player is, the skill level, and how long they have played the instrument. It really depends but I would say 1 month maybe.

  • 30 days x 2 hours per day = 60 hours total , or 60 days x 1 hour per day ; would probably work for me.
    – Thomas
    Mar 6, 2020 at 5:13
  • Is there a typical age range for this level? Mar 6, 2020 at 18:05

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