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    (Original post by AhdaAhda)
    I'm from Canada so I did my certificate in RCM (http://www.classicalmusicdb.com/levels) , I passed the ARCT and am thinking of whether to go for LRCM next. I'm not exactly sure how that translate to ABRSM grade.
    Deffo go for it with that repertoire!? LRCM roughly translates to a LRSM here for ABRSM. Chopin's ballade is on the LRSM and as you can play that (and other more difficult pieces) I don't see why you shouldn't. Do you have any recordings of yourself?
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    Really want to learn Rach 2 my favourite concerto (mainstream I know xD)


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    Really want to learn Rach 2 my favourite concerto (mainstream I know xD)


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    I love it too. Have you done his preludes?
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    (Original post by keromedic)
    I love it too. Have you done his preludes?
    I've done 2 famous ones: Op.23 No.5 (G Minor) and Op.32 No.5 (G Major)
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    (Original post by Knowing)
    I've done 2 famous ones: Op.23 No.5 (G Minor) and Op.32 No.5 (G Major)
    Nice. Got them recorded?
    You should give the C# minor a go.
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    (Original post by keromedic)
    Nice. Got them recorded?
    You should give the C# minor a go.
    You mean the Op.3 No.2?

    No unfortunately not recorded, although I do have footage of me in a masterclass with lang lang with the G major prelude
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    (Original post by Knowing)
    You mean the Op.3 No.2?

    No unfortunately not recorded, although I do have footage of me in a masterclass with lang lang with the G major prelude
    Oh? Really? Nice.

    And yes the Op.3 No.2.
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    (Original post by keromedic)
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    That's the one

    Also another cool Rach piece - his symphonic dances for 2 pianos:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REkBQ7lHx9Q
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    (Original post by Knowing)
    That's the one

    Also another cool Rach piece - his symphonic dances for 2 pianos:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REkBQ7lHx9Q
    Did you do grades?
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    (Original post by keromedic)
    Did you do grades?
    Yeah I did
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    (Original post by Knowing)
    Yeah I did
    Makes sense :holmes:.
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    (Original post by keromedic)
    Makes sense :holmes:.
    Lol, why?
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    (Original post by Knowing)
    You mean the Op.3 No.2?

    No unfortunately not recorded, although I do have footage of me in a masterclass with lang lang with the G major prelude
    Lang Lang is phenomenal; he's actually incredible at performing pieces on the piano and connecting with the audience by conveying the message of the piece through emotions and being in the flow

    You're very lucky to have had a masterclass with one of the most amazing pianists ever.
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    (Original post by Lovinlife2)
    Lang Lang is phenomenal; he's actually incredible at performing pieces on the piano and connecting with the audience by conveying the message of the piece through emotions and being in the flow

    You're very lucky to have had a masterclass with one of the most amazing pianists ever.
    Yes, I was really grateful of the opportunity Not only is he a natural performer, he's also really friendly with everyone off stage, almost as if he treats everyone as equals (even the cleaning staff!). It's a shame a lot of classical music critics tend to give him negative reviews.
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    Hi,

    Wondering if anyone could help me with this problem.

    I experience a buzzing noise in my ear when playing the piano, especially when I play chords loudly, or when there are a lot of running notes. I have a Grade 8 exam coming up(in a week's time) and I am a bit worried that the buzzing may affect my performance in the exam. How can I stop the buzzing? Are using ear plugs advisable during my exam? Can someone who has been in a similar situation advise me on what to do?

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    (Original post by 1drowssap)
    Hi,

    Wondering if anyone could help me with this problem.

    I experience a buzzing noise in my ear when playing the piano, especially when I play chords loudly, or when there are a lot of running notes. I have a Grade 8 exam coming up(in a week's time) and I am a bit worried that the buzzing may affect my performance in the exam. How can I stop the buzzing? Are using ear plugs advisable during my exam? Can someone who has been in a similar situation advise me on what to do?

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    Sounds like Tinnitus. Is this something that you'd had your whole life or something you've only recently experienced? If it's only recent then it may be either some sort of infection or ear wax which means it should go away eventually. If it's something you've had for a long time then it could be something else in which case you should contact your Doctor. Also if you feel any other symptoms like headaches, feeling sick or dizziness then you should also seek help. If you constantly listen to very loud music or experience loud noises constantly that could be another cause? I'm not an expert so I think if you really want a better answer you should contact a professional

    P.s I heard Tinnitus gets worse when stressed or in anxiety, so maybe it's because you're worried for your exam? Try relaxing and calming yourself, it may get a little better.
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    (Original post by Frannoooooooo)
    Sounds like Tinnitus. Is this something that you'd had your whole life or something you've only recently experienced? If it's only recent then it may be either some sort of infection or ear wax which means it should go away eventually. If it's something you've had for a long time then it could be something else in which case you should contact your Doctor. Also if you feel any other symptoms like headaches, feeling sick or dizziness then you should also seek help. If you constantly listen to very loud music or experience loud noises constantly that could be another cause? I'm not an expert so I think if you really want a better answer you should contact a professional

    P.s I heard Tinnitus gets worse when stressed or in anxiety, so maybe it's because you're worried for your exam? Try relaxing and calming yourself, it may get a little better.
    Could be that I am worried. But, my exam is in 7 days time, so I don't really have time to see the doctor. For people who have the problem(if you know anyone that does), do they wear ear plugs to the exams to try and mitigate the problem?
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    (Original post by 1drowssap)
    Hi,

    Wondering if anyone could help me with this problem.

    I experience a buzzing noise in my ear when playing the piano, especially when I play chords loudly, or when there are a lot of running notes. I have a Grade 8 exam coming up(in a week's time) and I am a bit worried that the buzzing may affect my performance in the exam. How can I stop the buzzing? Are using ear plugs advisable during my exam? Can someone who has been in a similar situation advise me on what to do?

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    I dont know, but this happens when one is always exposed to loud sound eg, (working with factory machines), after a long time, ones ear will continue to buzz even when there is nothing producing the sound near you.
    I have only explained what is likely to have happened, I haven't experienced this before.
    Good luck with your exam
    God bless..
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    (Original post by orebach)
    I dont know, but this happens when one is always exposed to loud sound eg, (working with factory machines), after a long time, ones ear will continue to buzz even when there is nothing producing the sound near you.
    I have only explained what is likely to have happened, I haven't experienced this before.
    Good luck with your exam
    God bless..
    Thanks.
    Yeah, in the long run, I'm really scared I would lose my hearing. In the short run, I'm worried that the buzzing would affect my exam performance, which is on wed.
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    Anyone got any summer piano projects?
 
 
 
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