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#947343 - 06/12/04 10:16 AM What "grade" pianist am I?  
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I have never really paid much attn to "grades" nor did my teacher from years ago emphasize it, so I don't really know what level I am. Examples of my repetoire: I can play Gershwin 2nd Prelude, the above mentioned Chopin, most of Claire de Lune, have worked on Schubert's Four Impromptus Op. 90. So my real question is - what level or grade student am I?

p.s. - am starting lessons again next week after 12 year hiatus and am very excited.


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#947344 - 06/13/04 03:21 PM Re: What "grade" pianist am I?  
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Teachum:

Didn't we go through this in the "Pianist Corner"? Many of us - although not all, by any means - are the same crowd who post in both Forums.

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#947345 - 06/14/04 02:05 PM Re: What "grade" pianist am I?  
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Yes - sorry about that! I originally posted it to Pianist's Corner and then thought maybe it should be posted here. I'm new to the forum and still learning my way around. THanks for the advice and encouragement!


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#947346 - 06/18/04 05:25 AM Re: What "grade" pianist am I?  
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Teachum:

My apologies, too, if I sounded just a little "testy"; after all, your question is a valid one. What I would add to what others have said about your possible grade level, is that grade level is not determined solely by what compositions you play, but also by the level of your technical skills (scales, chords, arpeggios, etc.) your sight-reading ability and your theoretical knowledge.

Given when you have said earlier, I would say that you are "working within" RCM grades 9 and 10 level and possibly grades 6 to 7 ABRSM. This may have little meaning to most, however, since the first is a Canadian system of grading and the second is a UK system. Such a national standards level does not yet exist, I believe, in the US.

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#947347 - 08/07/04 09:54 PM Re: What "grade" pianist am I?  
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About gr.9 Royal conservatory, but as the last poster mentioned, there are other factors. For example, just how well can you play these pieces, and how long did it take to learn them? And why is this important for you to know?

#947348 - 08/08/04 06:20 PM Re: What "grade" pianist am I?  
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it's pretty hard to judge someone accordingly to their so called 'grade'. like candyman said, there are other factors such as how long it took you to learn those pieces, and how comfortable you feel with their technical difficulties...if you're really interested you can refer to a piano syllabus in either one of those standard systems mentioned above.., but i don't know exactly how the 'grading system' work in the U.S..

to me, it's not the grade...but you're overall competency as a pianist that counts=)..and if you enjoy it..there's always more room for improvement=)


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#947349 - 10/12/04 11:13 AM Re: What "grade" pianist am I?  
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BruceD,
seems like you know a great deal about the RCM and ABRSM. So hopefully you can help answer my question =) I just discovered there is an RCM in the States in another thread here. http://www.royalamericanconservatory.org/academic/certificate.htm
I dont' know how different this is compared to the Canadian system, though i presume the American one is structured after it. I find it strikingly similar to the ABRSM except for theory where they incorporate History which is great!

Anyway, i'm going to move to the US soon and am studying under the AB syllabus. Would you actually say I should switch exam boards and study under the American RCM or continue with AB?
I und AB is int'l recognized and RCM is national as of now, but if i was planning to go for a teaching cert/diploma and want to teach privately or in studios, do insitutions know more about AB or RCM?


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