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Re: Piano Exam Group [Re: sara elizabeth] #2645274
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Originally Posted by sara elizabeth
I'm excited and nervous for you Dan!

Thanks, Sara. I'll let you know all the details so that it might help you in August smile


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Re: Piano Exam Group [Re: WiseBuff] #2647550
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Good luck tomorrow! What pieces are you playing for the exam? I got my date - Aug 24th at 12:04. They were very specific. Not 12:00 and not 12:05.

Re: Piano Exam Group [Re: sara elizabeth] #2647573
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Originally Posted by sara elizabeth
Good luck tomorrow! What pieces are you playing for the exam? I got my date - Aug 24th at 12:04. They were very specific. Not 12:00 and not 12:05.


Thanks! Haha, same here. Tomorrow at 9:44. Why not 9:45?

Repertoire
List A - Polonaise In G Minor (BWV Anh. 119) - Attr. Bach
List B - Sonatina in C Major (Op. 36, No. 1, Second Movement - Andante) - Clementi
List C - Interlude - Martha Mier

Etudes:
Arabesque (Op. 100, No. 2) - Burgmüller
Etude in F Major (Op. 777, No. 22) - Czerny


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Re: Piano Exam Group [Re: bSharp(C)yclist] #2647623
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Good luck bSharp(C)yclist! I am sure you will do great!

Re: Piano Exam Group [Re: bSharp(C)yclist] #2647634
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Originally Posted by bSharp(C)yclist


Thanks! Haha, same here. Tomorrow at 9:44. Why not 9:45?

Repertoire
List A - Polonaise In G Minor (BWV Anh. 119) - Attr. Bach
List B - Sonatina in C Major (Op. 36, No. 1, Second Movement - Andante) - Clementi
List C - Interlude - Martha Mier

Etudes:
Arabesque (Op. 100, No. 2) - Burgmüller
Etude in F Major (Op. 777, No. 22) - Czerny


Looks difficult! Good luck! smile

The question about the strange minute must be one of those Musical Mysteries...

Re: Piano Exam Group [Re: WiseBuff] #2647715
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Thanks, everyone. I'll let you know how it goes tomorrow. Regardless of how it goes though, I'm pretty happy where I'm at. 18 months ago I would have never imagined I would be here.


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Re: Piano Exam Group [Re: WiseBuff] #2647720
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best of luck, keep those nerves in check


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Re: Piano Exam Group [Re: WiseBuff] #2647740
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Good luck bSharp(C)yclist! Believe in yourself. You can do it!



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Re: Piano Exam Group [Re: WiseBuff] #2647745
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Is it OK to bring a rag with me to wipe off the keys? I forgot to ask my teacher this today. I'd rather not have oil on the keys causing my fingers to slip or something, although that's a good excuse if I screw up smile


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Re: Piano Exam Group [Re: WiseBuff] #2647754
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I thought that's what shirt tails were for! confused

Take a wad of pine tar and smear it on the keys. The examiner will admire your creativity! laugh

Good luck, you are going to be fine! thumb


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Re: Piano Exam Group [Re: WiseBuff] #2647790
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Best of luck. Great idea to wipe off the keys...maybe like a sanitize wipe. My time was also quite specific at 12:01 BUT the whole morning was running late so I didn't get in until after 1 PM. Don't know if it hurt or helped to have the time to chill.

The examiners are supposed to be fair and pleasant so you'll have fun.


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Re: Piano Exam Group [Re: WiseBuff] #2647855
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It's over! Yeah! I received an email reminder last night and it mentioned you could arrive early and warm up in a separate room. So I got there 20 minutes early. We started exactly on time and it was over in about 15-20 minutes. I know I flubbed a few things, but I played through those errors. In the sonatina I guess I "ghosted" some notes because I was trying to play softly, and so I didn't hear anything. I guess that's the difference between an acoustic and digital. But I didn't stop, kept playing through it and I thought I ended the piece very well. The examiner was taking a lot of notes on the laptop - I could hear a lot of laptop keyboard clicking while I was playing laugh

Sight reading/ear training - it's exactly how the book and online exercises prepare you. If you do that, you'll be fine. I think I did better with the ear training than I thought I would, but I won't know for sure until the results come back.

The examiner was very friendly and made me feel comfortable, although we didn't chit chat much in the beginning. At the end though I did say this was my first exam and he said congratulations, well done. You were obviously very well prepared. He said most adults come in shaking and sweating, which thankfully didn't happen so much. I think having that 20 minutes prior to the examine to warm up a bit really helped. However, the keys on the practice piano they allowed me to use felt very heavy, much heavier than my digital obviously and heavier than the keys on the piano in the exam room. It's interesting how variables like this can affect your playing. I should really invest in an acoustic.

Anyway, I'm pretty sure I passed, but I doubt with any sort of honors or merits, or whatever they are called. I think I made too many mistakes. But now I can officially retire these books and move on, although my teacher had mentioned not to start level 4 right away. We are going to work on and continue with some fun pieces first, River Flows in You for recital, Waltz in A minor, and a piece from Senneville.


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Re: Piano Exam Group [Re: WiseBuff] #2647857
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Woohoo!!! yippie It sounds fantastic. smile

Re: Piano Exam Group [Re: WiseBuff] #2647880
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That sounds great, bSharp! You have high standards, so your satisfaction tells me that you did very well. Congratulations! smile


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Re: Piano Exam Group [Re: WiseBuff] #2647934
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Yippee horray !! ,Congrats, bSharp 😊
It's nice to read about all these piano world members who are passing exams 👏


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Re: Piano Exam Group [Re: WiseBuff] #2647939
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congratulations, you should reward yourself with a new acoustic now you are a bona fide pianist smirk


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Re: Piano Exam Group [Re: WiseBuff] #2647954
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Wow sounds like you did great! It's good that you got some feedback, even if it was minimal. I've read that note mistakes are not as important as musicality problems, so it sounds like you will get a fantastic mark. Do you know how long it takes?

Re: Piano Exam Group [Re: WiseBuff] #2647968
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Well, I haven't officially passed, so I shouldn't say that. But I feel pretty good about it. I can say I'm a bit bummed that I didn't play as well as I do at home or during lessons, but I guess that's generally the case with everyone.

Sara - The back of the form I had to turn in this morning said it takes between 4 and 8 weeks to get the results electronically, but my teacher said it usually doesn't take that long. Maybe 2 to 3.


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Re: Piano Exam Group [Re: bSharp(C)yclist] #2648028
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Congratulations for getting through the exam! You will receive more congratulations when you get your official results no doubt.

May I ask which exam are you taking? While there is plenty I want to complain about AMEB (Australia), I commend then for their efficiency of exam results and report. I got my results online (without examiner's comments) in less than 24 hours. I got my exam report and certificate in less than a week.

I hope you get your results soon. The suspense of waiting for the results can be excruciating.



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Re: Piano Exam Group [Re: WiseBuff] #2648036
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Hi Tubbie,

I took the RCM Level 3 exam. The results will come electronically and not mailed. Because it's electronic, I would think it come sooner, but it appears it doesn't. I guess I'll just have to wait smile


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