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    Hey, I've been thinking about doing grade 8 organ next term, and I was wondering - how bad is grade 8 aural, and how should I go about preparing for it without spending a small fortune on extra lessons? :/ The highest grade I've done is Grade 6 viola a few years ago, and from what I remember the aural wasn't too bad, but from looking at the spec its completely different...

    Many thanks in advance :P
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    (Original post by sliceofthepi)
    Hey, I've been thinking about doing grade 8 organ next term, and I was wondering - how bad is grade 8 aural, and how should I go about preparing for it without spending a small fortune on extra lessons? :/ The highest grade I've done is Grade 6 viola a few years ago, and from what I remember the aural wasn't too bad, but from looking at the spec its completely different...

    Many thanks in advance :P
    it's not worth stressing over, seriously just do a bit of preparation in your normal instrumental lessons (btw the exam is always easier than you've prepared for). What you really need to focus on practising is the sight singing and singing from melody

    maybe just buy some sort of guide book or do some reading around on the internet or whatever for the last section of the aural part where you have to describe an extract
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    What I used to prepare for mine was AURALBOOK. It's an app you can just download on any android or mac device. It's really easy to use and it gives you live feedback which is really what makes it unique. The feedback is alway really accurate. My teacher and mom says she can see my aural skills improving day by day. AURALBOOK also isn't a pain to use; it's actually really fun. Plus, it's free! I think it will definitely improve your scores.
 
 
 
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