Sunday, February 21, 2010

ABRSM Singapore Website

Grade 2 Exams (registered)

My teacher just registered me for the 2010 ABRSM Grade 2 Practical Exams. My practical exams will be coming soon between July to September! So starting from March onwards, I will be busy working towards my practical exams!

At the moment, I am busy preparing for my ABRSM Grade 2 Theory Exams, which is coming soon on the 13 Mar 2010. Starting at 10am. I will be taking my exams at SMU Lee Kong Chian School of Business Level 3. Any other adult students will be there too?

Hohoho! Very excited. First time taking music exams. Haha, hope I will have fun preparing for them and doing the exams! Hope I don't 'malu' myself during the exams! Jia You!

Monday, February 8, 2010

I am playing Grade 4 exam pieces?

I am currently using the "Keys to Stylistic Mastery Book 2", and as I was learning and playing one of the pieces for my teacher, she found it almost exactly the same to one of the Grade 4 exams pieces.

I was playing the Baroque piece: "Prelude" by George Frideric Handel

which is almost exactly the same as:

The Grade 4 exam piece: George Frideric Handel: Allegro in F, HWV 488

But mine is in G major, while I think the Grade 4 exam piece is the original piece, which is in F major. And mine has more performance directions, I think they were all editorial. But of course, my playing is not yet of performance standard, but good enough to pass the assignment by my teacher's standard. I was like, no wonder I find the pieces in the book so challenging. I used to be able to clear each assignment every week when I was using Book 1. But now, I am stuck at each piece for weeks! Ok, hope as time passes, I can clear the assignment in this book with a breeze =)