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beautifulbigmacs
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as above

i wouldn't have hoped such a thing is too frequent based on how, if you try and the exam means a lot to you and you've been entered at an approapriate time, it should hopefully go ok (fingers crossed)
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ooh, i should be prepared to answer also lol....

i *just* passed grade 8 piano and have had some narrow scrapes with a few vocals exams
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Nope, but I'm about to. Grade 7 in two weeks, and I still havent been given all the material I'm supposed to learn. Also I cant sight read.... fun times..
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Lowest so far was 108 on grade 5 piano, I seem to remember I just scraped through on the scales, probably sight reading and one of my pieces getting the pass mark, definitely not my finest hour. Had a bit of a break from exams for a while, thinking about tackling grade 6 piano next year (and perhaps grade 1 clarinet this year...)
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Yeah my friend failed grade 5 violin.
She wasn't that bad....
just sort of unprepared.
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I failed the grade 5 theory test. Though I think something went wrong somewhere, as i believe i did really well. I also remembered the harder questions and repeated them to my music teacher and he said he would have given the answers i did.
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A friend of mine failed grade 1 keyboard *giggles*
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I've failed my grade 6 theory exam TWICE

1) First time I just didn't know enough, still, was only a few marks of a pass so wasn't that miffed

2) Somehow missed a question out, I don't know how, so I failed again. If I'd got the average mark from my other questions would have been fine, but no.....

Gave up then :indiff:
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Failed Guitar Grade 1, parents bought guitars, tutors, and all the other crap and i failed by 2/3 points. Didn't really think the scales were much use, so i didn't bother learning them.
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No, but I scraped through a couple that I probably deserved to fail as I was very under-prepared.
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I managed to get 62 in my violin exam (grade 3, I think!).. Lowest mark they'd known! I was so proud! (I just didn't bother practising at all... I think they asked me 3 really horrible scales, so I just said 'Ah, don't know that one...' I got 1 mark for scales )

I didn't fail any of the others (piano, oboe) though, I just loathed the violin!
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I failed grade 5 flute, unprepared and very nervous and lack of musical talent = 92 points
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I failed Grade 2 Viola back in the day lmao.
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Grade 7 piano.
Wasss very scared because of the examinier was all tall and big and had a suppper deep voice and I was like eep. don't hurt me.
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(Original post by Ducklighter)
Grade 7 piano.
Wasss very scared because of the examinier was all tall and big and had a suppper deep voice and I was like eep. don't hurt me.

Aaaw. I think all examiners are evil, and employed for the sole purpose of scaring us all to death. My examiner a while back was a little old woman. But she was EVIL! :o:
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I don't think I've ever had a particularly evil examiner, they all seemed nice enough anyway, lol.
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Just had my exam. The examiner was okay. I think I had her before.. I can't remember to be exact.
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How'd it go?
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Not bad. got two appregios wrong, heard minor instead of major.

One tinyyy slip up in the pieces.

Aural.. - don't need to talk aobut :lol:
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Sounds like it went ok then overall. Have some congratulatory rep, lol. Which grade/instrument was it?
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