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Musical Examination as part of a grading or entry procedure.

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Grade 8 ABRSM Theory - weaknesses

I have taken the grade 8 ABRSM theory exam twice now and have failed by a couple of marks. My main weakness is question 2: completing the piano extract. Has anyone got any tips on how to complete this ...
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Is there any standard institute which provides certification for drummers in India?

I have been practicing drums for over two years and I want to know whether we have any institutions which would conduct exams and provide certification for drummers in India ?
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Do I need to memorize my exam pieces if I don't plan on sitting the exam?

Piano pupils play exam pieces from memory which takes a lot of time. Is it necessary for me, an adult teaching myself, to memorize exam pieces when I don't intend to sit for the exams? As well as ...
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Practising multiple pieces

I'm currently beginning to study repetoire in preparation for my DipAbrsm piano diploma. In total I will be playing 4 pieces (Bach E minor Toccata, Beethoven Moonlight Sonata, Schubert Impromptu No. 3,...
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What is the exact mark scheme for DipABRSM?

I have been practicing for DipABRSM piano performance exam of Associated board of Royal school of music. However, I don't know exactly what their requirement is so I cannot decide whether I should ...
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Is dictating a score from memory a good way to test if the piece is memorized?

My RCM ARCT Performer's Piano exam is one week away, and at my last lesson I had trouble memorizing Mozart's Sonata in B-flat major (K 333). As you may know, memorization is compulsory for the ARCT ...
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How do I choose a performance program for VCE music performance 3/4?

I have just started year 11 and VCE music performance units 3 and 4 and was interested in getting ideas for performance programs. I have played cello for 8 years and am currently working on doing my ...
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How long does Grade 6 music theory take?

I did Grade 5 theory back in 2013. And did A-level music in 2012-2014. My attendance wasn't great, for various reasons, and my memory is patchy but I've retained my Grade 5 theory skills and then some....
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Violin Music Examination: Should I take Trinity or AMEB exams?

I am currently learning the violin, for both personal enjoyment and possibly an extracurricular activity I could put in my university application. I'm currently in Australia, where AMEB is more ...
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Do I need to take the ABRSM practical exams to do the theory exams?

I've been learning theory for many years. I'm self taught using lots of great books (many from ABRSM). My reasons for learning theory wasn't to become good at playing an instrument. I'm a software ...
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How long on average does it take to receive ABRSM grading results?

Recently, my sister took a piano exam, and it has been two weeks now since she did her Grade 2. It seems to be taking a while, and I would like to know how long it takes the results when you enter for ...
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ABRSM: Skipping grades

I was going to do my Grade 3 piano, until the pieces I had learned had gone past the deadline for when I was going to take my examination. Therefore, I had got frustrated, so my Piano teacher asked me ...
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Music Practical Grades: Average time it takes to reach Grade 8 [duplicate]

This question is mostly for teachers. From your experiences, how long does it take on average to reach Grade 8 from Grade 1 using the Exam Board ABRSM? I have now been playing for five years, and am ...
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AP Music Theory

I'd like to self-study for the Advanced Placement Music Theory Examination in the United States of America (offered by the College Board, a nonprofit corporation in the USA). This is an examination ...
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ATCL programme notes : what do I need to include?

It seems that there is a clear instruction about the programme notes for DipABRSM (official guide). According to the Trinity diploma syllabus, ... There should be a concise note on each piece,...
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How to interpret results of the failed exam

Would it be possible to get some examples of notable musicians failing various entry exams in very early years of their career? I am especially interested in which instruments and styles are the most ...
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The optimal order of songs to perform during the exam

I must take an exam that includes performing (singing and playing) a few pieces. They are slightly different in the level of difficulty, and I have control over the sequence in which I present them ...
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grade 1 piano exam 2015/16

I can't find an answer to my two questions re ABRSM Grade 1 piano exam. I really hope someone more experience can help me here. I'm not sure if I have to learn all forms of the minor scales required ...