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Questions tagged [grading]

Questions pertaining to the perceived difficulty of a piece according to a recognized standard

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Can you skip the first ten RCM grades?

I play piano, but I’ve never been actively involved in all of these "piano breeding systems", even though I want to be a part of them. So I put my eye on RCM. But I play at about an RCM 10/ ARCT level....
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A (classical) voice equivalent to the Henle Difficulty System

(This is my first post here so please be lenient :) ) Background: I am a pianist and recently, I have become a [classical] singer. Recall the Henle 'Levels of Difficulty' rankings for piano pieces, ...
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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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How much time are you supposed to spend on a piece approximately at your difficulty level?

So, often piano pieces are graded by difficulty. Like, for example here: http://www.henle.com/us/detail/index.html?Title=Two+Part+Inventions+BWV+772-786_169 The editor has to say: While ...
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Which exam board should we use? (UK)

My children both play instruments. My 11 year old plays the clarinet and did grades 3 and 4 with ABRSM and then moved to Trinity for grades 5 and 6. She got a distinction in grade 6 just after her ...
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Comparison between different exam boards

In Britain, many people learning instruments (especially classical ones) do grades in them. The most common organisation to do with grades with is ABRSM, but there are others, e.g. Trinity Guildhall, ...
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Retrograde and Inverted songs

As there is very few people that know about this, here is the only place I can ask. I am looking for retrograde and inverted remakes of classical songs. Even better if they are being played ...
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What constitutes to the grading of a guitar piece?

Let's say RockSchool for now to keep it simple. I'm aware that it's a bit more flexable than the grading scheme on piano, and I'm applying to a music college this year and looking at my options for ...