For any musicians out there...
How long did it take you to reach grade 5 from when you first started?
Like the time from when you knew nothing to when you passed grade 5?
Same with grade 5 theory...
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- Thread Starter
- 21-07-2009 14:07
- 21-07-2009 14:14
It depends how much talent, dedication you give and the type of instrument you play. I play the sax, and its actually harder to pratice all day initially, mainly because it kinda hurts your mouth when you first start, so playing a hour straight is effort, and its heavy too ( i started in year 7). For other instruments like the piano, you can pratice a lot longer immediatly, but again, talent and dedication. I did one grade per year, but i only praticed ones a week, being a lazy bugger. I know people who have done it in two years with a lot of practice, like everyday.
The theory, well, if you do gcse music, its easy, thats just studying for any exam, so could take months, or years.
- 21-07-2009 14:25
Erm it depends, my piano teacher was very methodological and made me do every grade, so i'd been playing about 4 years by the time I took grade 5, whereas I was grade 5 after about a year and a half of playing bassoon.
- 21-07-2009 14:31
All depends on the instrument you play and your enthusiasm for it. I play the drums and got to Rock School Grade 5 in 6 months(Give or take a few weeks). I played/practised 2hrs+ a day...(EVERYDAY) with 1 lesson a week.
Edit: From when i first started playing to grade 5. NOT Grade 4 to 5
- 21-07-2009 14:32
depends what instrument as well... something like piano will take a lot longer if it's your first instrument because you'll have to learn to read music in treble and bass clef, whereas if it's your first time on a wind instrument for example you'll only need to learn one.
- 21-07-2009 14:42
took me 6 years to get grade 5 ... i was rubbish, i know.
took me like 6 weeks to do grade 5 theory, after having played music for about 6 years and not having done any other theory at all xD
- 21-07-2009 15:34
Took me just under 3 years to reach grade 5 on piano, and I didn't skip any exams - for grade 5 theory? I didn't bother going through 1-4, went straight to 5, learnt in about 3 months. Awaiting the results