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a_musical_gal , what's grade 7 piano like? i mean, is it much much harder than 6? what kinda pieces do u have 2 play? i got to grade 5 and couldnt b bothered 2 learn anymore! still enjoy playing for fun tho. i found that the second i stopped learning, i found myself at the piano loads more out of my own freewill! which was an amazing feat in itself!
I'm playing three classical pieces!!! Handel and Hayden (very confusing!) and one by this french guy! I had a choice of 8 Classical, One nightmare jazz and a blues which I couldn't find the music for!
Hour an hour on the flute could not be compared the ten minutes on the clarinet - I love it!
I would mind giving the oboe or the viola a go though.
I did piano for a coupla years, did an exam after 2 years (grade 1) which I got, but I decided to stop with exams, as it ruined the enjoyment for me by putting pressure on it, so I just played for fun, for another 3/4 years, but quit when I was 14/15, due to GCSE's, and never really got back into it.
Do you do music for GCSE/AS/A2?
for this exact reason, i like u, did not take music for gcse or a-level!
Anyway...had my last lesson last week as decided to give up after *counts back* five years odd...I just can't get myself to practice- I have the lesson and then forget about it until the next one- 'bad bad egan!'
Started drums last year (although my teacher started uni in sept so had a massive gap in lessons until a few weeks ago...) but I'm still really bad with practicing!!! Any advice or do you just do it through routine/wanting too?
My mum is really keen on me starting sax (we have one coz my sister did it a few years ago...) but that'll just be another instrument for me not to practice!
Oh and I did flute when I was younger and didn;t enjoy it- possibly because my flute is a bit rusty and because of the groups (was learning along with some really irritating people)...think clarinet is better :P
But piano exams are fun!
its 3 weeks until A level result today but
its 4 weeks until my results (GCSEs)
Your school is a bit mean then!
Not really - I get violin and clarinet lesson free through school and I get to skip lessons!
but I'm still really bad with practicing!!! Any advice or do you just do it through routine/wanting too?
How come they're free? That sounds good. How big are your groups?
My violin group had five people! But next year, I'm being put in a group on my own.
My clarinet group is just me as I'm the only clarinet player in the school.
Do you get a lot of requests to be playing in bands if your the only clarinet player? In my school there are atleast 12+ clarinetists (I don't know everyone so there may be more)
I play the violin in two bands though and hopefully by Christmas I will be attending interview for a third.
The 14th my Bday