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How Do I Know My Level?
#1733897 08/15/11 10:43 PM
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I don't know where to place myself in the different levels of piano playing. So I was wondering if you could help me place myself.

The hardest piece I played was the 2 piano Mozart's 21st concerto first movement, first piano.

Currently I am working on the same concerto but the third movement, first piano also.

I hope I don't sound stuck up, I'm just confused.


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Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata
Mozart Sonate
Mozart's 21st Concerto Mov.3
Maple Leaf Rag
Re: How Do I Know My Level?
TonalHarmony #1733899 08/15/11 10:46 PM
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We have no way of knowing without hearing how you play the piece.

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TonalHarmony #1733902 08/15/11 10:47 PM
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If you really want to know, go to a teacher for an assessment if you feel comfortable with it. smile



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Re: How Do I Know My Level?
TonalHarmony #1733904 08/15/11 10:49 PM
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Before you get too many more replies that sound nasty.... ha

I guess you don't realize that just saying what piece you play doesn't tell anything.

If you play those movements very well, you're a top-level pianist. If you don't play them well, the fact that you play them doesn't really indicate anything about your level.

And of course there's all kinds of territory in between.

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TonalHarmony #1733924 08/15/11 11:19 PM
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If you prefer not to post here or go to a teacher, you could try the list here: www.pianostreet.com/Graded_Pieces_All.xls and see what level the pieces you think you play well are. smile



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TonalHarmony #1733927 08/15/11 11:21 PM
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Like at some point I thought "Playing a Certain Piece == Level". And I was astonished to listen to somebody self-taught playing La Campanella.

Terribly, but I thought that was his level. And I was learning the piece myself! I was just so shocked.

Now I understand the whole concept much better. He might be playing the piece, but his skills are nowhere close to being able to pull it off.

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TonalHarmony #1733961 08/16/11 12:16 AM
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always found those types of methods, the ones with medals and what not really strange.

I'm a level 8 wizard / mage with chromatic enchantment and + 10 defence against classical nutjobs.

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TonalHarmony #1734137 08/16/11 08:32 AM
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Aargh... the things I leave out. Thanks for the help though. I have a better idea of where to place myself now. Special thanks to Mark C. smile


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Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata
Mozart Sonate
Mozart's 21st Concerto Mov.3
Maple Leaf Rag

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