I'm 14, done violin for 3 years, but only on grade 2 (i'm doing my grade 3 in september/november time)
what it is that's been getting to me is that there are children who are about 10 years old and on grade 5 . I don't really want to do anything musical when I'm older, but i do like the subject
is being grade 2/3 at 14 ok or is it too old?
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- Thread Starter
- 09-02-2010 20:17
- 09-02-2010 20:20
Thats good, keep at it. Grades help but they are not the be all and end all. Just because someone has an A* in Music it does not make them the best musician just means that according to the mark scheme they are, and in real life everyones mark scheme is differently.
Grade 2 is a good start anyway I'm 18 been playing guitar about 6 years and I'm about grade 5 but I've never taken any actual grades as I dont see how I will gain too much from it
Violins are cool too , Good luck
- 09-02-2010 21:20
I'm 14, have been doing violin for 2yrs, and I'm just doing my grade 2 next month.
I don't know about GCSEs, but to get a 1 with your first instrument in standard grade music, you only need to be grade 3.
Were you're at's fine if you're not wanting to do anything very very musical in the future!
- 09-02-2010 21:24
I've been playing the violin for 11 years now, and really, those grades aren't all they're cracked up to be. I stopped doing them at Grade 5, after already skipping a couple, and I'm so glad I did so. Enjoy the music and the playing of the instrument, don't tie yourself down to learning so and so scale with such and such bowing.
- 09-02-2010 21:33
I'm nearly 18 and I only have grade 1 ;P
Lemme see... I played violin years 4-6, then 8-10, so six years and I got to grade 5 standard-ish. Maaann I really want to play violin again...