(Original post by Frannoooooooo)
I actually don't have any qualifications so I don't really have any authority to talk about piano
though I've played to people in the past including people who play themselves and they've said I'm at least grade 8 standard.. but maybe they were just being nice
The pieces I'm working on now are diploma standard I think.. but whether or not I'd pass a diploma exam with my playing is another thing
What pieces are you doing for your grade 8?
The list is above. A2 and C3. I'll decide the B piece with the teacher. I've had a bad year (no practice) and the last time I can do an exam with this syllabus is spring 2017 so I'm in no rush
. I'll probably try and get my Grade 8 done on or before Summer of 2016 as I'm hoping to start uni autumn that year. That will give me time to get back into a routine and brush up on sight reading, aural and scales
. And build up my reptetoire.
Though I like exams, I feel it's more about working upon your general musicianship. It's slightly depressing that there are so many 15 year olds who're diploma standard but everyone has their own pace?
Are you self taught? I began receiving lessons regularly in 2011 but had done stuff alone and through yt before that.