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    Hi thereI'm in my final year at university and I'm writing my dissertation on the advantages and disadvantages of grades and was wondering if anyone would be willing to comment on their personal teaching/studying experiences and how it affected them musically.So, some general questions I would like to ask are:
    Positive and negative affects the grading system has on a typical learner?
    Do grades result in a competitive arena and is this right?
    Should music be measured?
    Should we use grades to define skills?Or anything similar to these are welcomed.Thank you in advance.

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