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Thank you for your replies and advice!
No problem sweetie!
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As a Piano teacher who has taught from both exam boards, I have to say I very much prefer ABRSM for a variety of reasons. I feel that they are more professional and consistent in their marking, and they give you a more well rounded knowledge and ability through their exams.
Of course, everyone has different preferences, but this is my opinion.
Hi, erm I forgot to ask you, what are the differences between ABRSM and Trinity aurals and sightreading? thanks
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Hi, erm I forgot to ask you, what are the differences between ABRSM and Trinity aurals and sightreading? thanks
The main difference in the later grades is the sight singing.
ABRSM always include sight singing from grade 4 upwards, whereas Trinity do not. People who dislike sight singing may argue this is good, but again it means you never learn a fairly important musical skill.

The other difference is that Trinity base all of the aural questions around one single short phrase. The same phrase is played for each question.
ABRSM have different snippets/short pieces for each question, so each one is taylored to suit the question, etc.
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I really want to learn how to play the piano, here are some of my favourite pieces



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Eew. Yiruma. I learnt Kiss the Rain and River Flows in you when I was much younger. It used to be the rage on youtube back then.

Same with Fur Elise. This was pre lessons.

I'm finally back to learning/practicing mostly daily. I'm currently working on Prelude and Fugue-C minor and Chopin's Waltz in B minor. Taking a break from Pathetique mvt 3 but will hopefully finish that soonish.

Booked a new piano lesson for next Sunday. Not had one in months but finally have a job . In a few months, I'll have been learning for 4 years already .
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Eew. Yiruma. I learnt Kiss the Rain and River Flows in you when I was much younger. It used to be the rage on youtube back then.

Same with Fur Elise. This was pre lessons.
You don't like them?
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You don't like them?
I was only teasing. I no longer like minimalist music particularly but it's not bad.
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You don't like them?
I don't personally like them. River flows in you has because so commercial amongst teenagers with keyboards I've heard it so many times I'm sick of it. I don't mean that in an aggressive way haha, when played well on a piano it can be nice but I just don't personally like much modern music... classic is the way forward
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(Original post by keromedic)
Eew. Yiruma. I learnt Kiss the Rain and River Flows in you when I was much younger. It used to be the rage on youtube back then.

Same with Fur Elise. This was pre lessons.

I'm finally back to learning/practicing mostly daily. I'm currently working on Prelude and Fugue-C minor and Chopin's Waltz in B minor. Taking a break from Pathetique mvt 3 but will hopefully finish that soonish.

Booked a new piano lesson for next Sunday. Not had one in months but finally have a job . In a few months, I'll have been learning for 4 years already .
:eek: I learned those same three pieces at the same time as well :cool: ... all great pieces...though never finished the Prelude and Fugue completely, only the prelude :rolleyes:
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:eek: I learned those same three pieces at the same time as well :cool: ... all great pieces...though never finished the Prelude and Fugue completely, only the prelude :rolleyes:
Which 3?
Which Prelude?
I need to learn the one below. For my Grade 8. I've not started yet though. Got my first lesson in awhile on Sunday and wonder what the new teacher thinks of my programme...

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Which 3?
Which Prelude?
I need to learn the one below. For my Grade 8. I've not started yet though. Got my first lesson in awhile on Sunday and wonder what the new teacher thinks of my programme...

The Prelude and fugue, Chopin's Waltz, and the final movement of Beethoven's Pathetique sonata. I was saying I've learned the first part of that piece (The prelude bit)

And that programme is good I'd say. Each are quintessential examples of Baroque/Classical/Romantic. They're also some of my favourite pieces
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The Prelude and fugue, Chopin's Waltz, and the final movement of Beethoven's Pathetique sonata. I was saying I've learned the first part of that piece (The prelude bit)

And that programme is good I'd say. Each are quintessential examples of Baroque/Classical/Romantic. They're also some of my favourite pieces
Oh right okay . I understood you'd learnt a prelude but wasn't sure which one as there are quite a few in many keys .

Yup though the last movement of the pathetique isn't part of my programme (though it has been a previous Grade 8 piece). I merely chose it as it sounds good .

Are you a diploma pianist?
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Oh right okay . I understood you'd learnt a prelude but wasn't sure which one as there are quite a few in many keys .

Yup though the last movement of the pathetique isn't part of my programme (though it has been a previous Grade 8 piece). I merely chose it as it sounds good .

Are you a diploma pianist?
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?
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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?
http://gb.abrsm.org/fileadmin/user_u.../piano0815.pdf
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.
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http://gb.abrsm.org/fileadmin/user_u.../piano0815.pdf
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.
Those are good choices. I remember looking at the syllabus when it came out and I think I said I'd have chose the same along with B5. John Field was the creator of the Nocturne and if you like Chopin's nocturnes then I think you'll like B5.

And that's true. I actually know a lot of students who are drilled into passing exams so much that their musicianship and creativity is really poor. I play because I love to play not to have some pieces of paper to prove my standard. To me, gaining a diploma doesn't mean much

Yes I'm self taught, never had a lesson
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Those are good choices. I remember looking at the syllabus when it came out and I think I said I'd have chose the same along with B5. John Field was the creator of the Nocturne and if you like Chopin's nocturnes then I think you'll like B5.

And that's true. I actually know a lot of students who are drilled into passing exams so much that their musicianship and creativity is really poor. I play because I love to play not to have some pieces of paper to prove my standard. To me, gaining a diploma doesn't mean much

Yes I'm self taught, never had a lesson
Thanks .

Yea.

OMG. That's so amazing. I could never do that . Do you have any examples of your playing?
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Thanks .

Yea.

OMG. That's so amazing. I could never do that . Do you have any examples of your playing?
I think I have a video of me playing the Capriccio from Bach Partita no.2. I'll have to dig it out though, recorded that a while bach (Pardon the pun)

When I finish the set of pieces I'm working on now I might record them and upload them to this thread?

What about you?
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I think I have a video of me playing the Capriccio from Bach Partita no.2. I'll have to dig it out though, recorded that a while bach (Pardon the pun)

When I finish the set of pieces I'm working on now I might record them and upload them to this thread?

What about you?
That's good . Funny :nothing:.

That'd be a good idea .
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That's good . Funny :nothing:.

That'd be a good idea .
Yeaah

Anyway good luck with your Grade 8!
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Yeaah

Anyway good luck with your Grade 8!
Thanks. It will be some time. I'm really excited for Sunday.

Hopefully you'll record and upload something soon.
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