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Gnossienne No 1 AMEB grade? #1248820
08/13/09 09:36 PM
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Does anyone know what AMEB (Australian Music Examinations Board) grade Satie's Gnossienne No 1 is? I've read somewhere that it's grade six but I just can't believe that. Seems too easy...

I'm also wondering what AMEB grade Chopin's op. 28 prelude 15 ('Raindrop') and also op. 28 prelude 4 ('Suffocation') are.

If anyone has any suggestions for pieces that are around AMEB grade six standard, I'd love to hear about them. I love playing emotional, romantic-type pieces (I luurve Satie, Chopin, Debussy) and big, dramatic pieces (Beethoven-esque). I also enjoy playing slightly odd pieces (eg Ravel's Prelude), and jazz ('Take Five' is a favourite).

Apologies if I'm going over old topics. I'm new here.
Cheers.

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Re: Gnossienne No 1 AMEB grade? [Re: Riding_Hood] #1248884
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Hi Riding_Hood.
Not many people who post here are familiar with AMEB, but I can answer your question to some extent. Unless the pieces are on The List for a certain grade it's just guesswork/opinion as to what grade they are, and there isn't any real correlation between AMEB and other exam boards like Trinity/Guildhall or ABRSM. The Gnossienne #1 is on the G6 Piano for Leisure syllabus. Some would argue the PfL syllabus is not as demanding as the standard Piano syllabus, and it isn't on that.
As for the Chopin preludes - the Raindrop #15 is on the G6 list. #4 (I'd personally never call it "suffocation", what a ghastly name smile ) doesn't appear currently on any list, but years ago I seem to recall it was G4, or maybe G5 when played in conjunction with #6.
Why don't you just look at the syllabus for G6? There's plenty to choose from. Or flip through the grade books.


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Re: Gnossienne No 1 AMEB grade? [Re: currawong] #1248894
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Thanks currawong. I'd never heard of PfL before... It must be easier than standard grades if Gnossienne 1 is G6. Yes, I thought 'Suffocation' is a stupid name for that prelude, too, but that's what it's called on my version. Your G4-5 guess sounds about right. It's been long time since I looked at any grade books (I haven't done exams for almost a decade), and the one or two I own would, I suppose, be out of date. I might have to get my hands on some new ones.

Thanks again.


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