Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!


SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
(ad)
Virtual Sheet Music
Download Sheet Music Instantly
Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads
Sheet Music...
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Modern Piano Moving
Modern Piano Moving
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Spring 2017
(ad)
Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restorations and sales
Who's Online Now
91 registered members (17curleyj, ando, agraffe, anotherscott, Almaviva, 22 invisible), 1,682 guests, and 8 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#1995863 - 12/07/12 10:24 AM What do "Grades" here mean?  
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 774
Ragdoll Offline
500 Post Club Member
Ragdoll  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 774
Illinois
blush I can't figure out what people mean when they claim they are Grade 1 or Grade 6, etc. How is this determined and by whom? Is this some formal thing? It must be a certain level of achievement obviously but still means nada to me yet. Thanks in advance for any enlightenment.


Ragdoll

At first, she only flew when she thought no one was watching.

[Linked Image]
(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#1995865 - 12/07/12 10:31 AM Re: What do "Grades" here mean? [Re: Ragdoll]  
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 3,472
zrtf90 Offline
3000 Post Club Member
zrtf90  Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 3,472
Ireland (ex England)
These links cover the UK (grades 1 - 8) and Canada (grades 1-10). There are others

http://gb.abrsm.org/en/our-exams/piano

http://examinations.rcmusic.ca/academic-resources/general-information



Richard
#1996050 - 12/07/12 05:05 PM Re: What do "Grades" here mean? [Re: zrtf90]  
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 774
Ragdoll Offline
500 Post Club Member
Ragdoll  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 774
Illinois
Thanks Richard. Appreciate the response, looks like pretty serious stuff.


Ragdoll

At first, she only flew when she thought no one was watching.

[Linked Image]
#1996071 - 12/07/12 06:02 PM Re: What do "Grades" here mean? [Re: Ragdoll]  
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 504
justpin Offline
500 Post Club Member
justpin  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 504
Holmes Chapel
To people like me grades are meaningless.

Apparently the big thing about grade 8 is that the ABRSM lets you charge money for lessons. Except around me are 500+ grade 8 teachers.

Though I know a couple of grade 1s and 0s who've been playing for decades who charge tiny amounts of money for lessons even music teachers in schools who do not have their grades proper. Though you could never tell because they are fact accurate and can play most bits of sheet music you care to pop infront of them.

(ad ) MusicNotes.com
sheet music search

Moderated by  BB Player, casinitaly 

Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


(ad)
Pianoteq
Grotrian Concert
Royal
for Pianoteq out now
(ad)
A. Geyer Pianos
A. Geyer Pianos
What's Hot!!
Why Do You Play The Piano?
-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Posting images
by BruceD. 05/22/17 11:29 PM
Looking for Carillon Bell Sound
by SoundThumb. 05/22/17 11:08 PM
Uneven Key - Casio CDP200R
by noodleq. 05/22/17 10:54 PM
Sympathetic vibrations
by DonHillPianos. 05/22/17 09:54 PM
Attack In England - Multiple Deaths
by Piano World. 05/22/17 09:46 PM
(ad)
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics179,826
Posts2,628,877
Members87,851
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
Report Problems With New Forums
Report Problems with New Forums Here!
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2017 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0