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    Heya well i have a great interest in learning to play the dhol.

    I think i will start going to lessons to learn. Just out of interest if i do the grades (i think they are grades) will it look good in my uni application and show me as an all rounder?
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    *piece of tumbleweed rolls across*
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    The only thing it would show was commitment and creativity. But I wouldn't imagine universities would care that much.
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    (Original post by Tony_Soprano1)
    *piece of hay rolls across*
    do you mean tumbleweed?

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    (Original post by RNBen)
    The only thing it would show was commitment and creativity. But I wouldn't imagine universities would care that much.
    They do look at extracurriculars don't they? Like if you did Piano grades it would look good.
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    do you mean tumbleweed?

    FAIL :L
    could be HAY too gosh but yours sounds better (Y)
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    (Original post by music102)
    Heya well i have a great interest in learning to play the dhol.

    I think i will start going to lessons to learn. Just out of interest if i do the grades (i think they are grades) will it look good in my uni application and show me as an all rounder?
    YES. its something different, something fresh. dont listen to these school kids they dont have a clue. Also, if your gonna mention it on your application, make sure your casual about it - its not supposed to be your main attribute/skill, play it down its just summat you do as a hobby/ past time. it shows alot of positivy about your character in addition to your academic profile. :cool:
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    (Original post by Tony_Soprano1)
    could be HAY too gosh but yours sounds better (Y)
    Ahh yes its well known that a piece of hay rolls across the screen to suggest emptiness.

    How does a piece of hay even roll?
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    (Original post by music102)
    They do look at extracurriculars don't they? Like if you did Piano grades it would look good.
    I think piano is taken somewhat more seriously than dhol though. They do look at extra curricular, but only to judge what kind of personality you have, playing the piano will have no real influence on the success of your university career.
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    ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh chake de ... ! Mate i put I am an advanced level dhol player .. but i also play piano and violin .. so i don't know how unis might look at it ..
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    (Original post by DaveSmith99)
    Ahh yes its well known that a piece of hay rolls across the screen to suggest emptiness.

    How does a piece of hay even roll?
    your face!
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    If the admission tutor is a singh, you have a chance
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    (Original post by music102)
    Heya well i have a great interest in learning to play the dhol.

    I think i will start going to lessons to learn. Just out of interest if i do the grades (i think they are grades) will it look good in my uni application and show me as an all rounder?
    doubtless you're Sikh...

    if not then just a troll
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    (Original post by Tony_Soprano1)
    *piece of tumbleweed rolls across*
    :tumble:

    OP, it probably won't make that much difference but it will make you/your application slightly more interesting.
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    Mate you just need to learn chaal 1 .. the beat thats played at wedding like a gijillion times and then you can say iv learnt the dhol .. aha

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    You can just put it as a hobby on your application. You don't really have to go through the trouble of getting the lessons tbh
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    as long as you can relate it to the course you're applying to like how the skills you developed playing the dhol will help you succeed on your degree.
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    (Original post by RNBen)
    The only thing it would show was commitment and creativity. But I wouldn't imagine universities would care that much.
    Heya well they are no grades and i was going to put it down as a hobby. I thought it might make look different then the basic piano, violin etc.

    Dont you put piano, violin as hobby though to?
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    as long as you can relate it to the course you're applying to like how the skills you developed playing the dhol will help you succeed on your degree.
    I want to apply to either dentistry or medicine........lol....Maybe something to do with business (accountacy or banking, economics). Not sure. To be honest i thought it might make me stand out slightly.
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    (Original post by Jeffy91)
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    OP, it probably won't make that much difference but it will make you/your application slightly more interesting.
    Would playing another instrument make a difference? Or is it generally it wont make a difference.
 
 
 
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