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Gimme a Grade 6 Piano piece that I would be able to learn from now until september. watch

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    (Original post by Kytiane)
    Nearly had me worried there :P I'm diploma level and doing the [entire] Pathetique Sonata for that, and struggling! XD

    Oo I feel your pain! 2 years ago I had to learn this sonata for my diploma but had to change to a different sonata cos I couldn't manage it LOL.
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    (Original post by hopinmad)
    On which syllabus?
    i've seen it in the edexcel difficulty booklet for AS/A2
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    (Original post by DCalfine)
    yeah, it is. and what you've done sounds like a good idea.

    i am currently doing grade 5 but I can already play up to 11 minutes of Grade 6, that including moonlight sonata and the pathetique sonata, all by beethoven

    I just need those extra 3-5 minutes. So close, yet so far....
    ah cool i thought this might be the case

    are you sure that some of the other pieces you may play aren't those that sit around the level of grade 6? failing that, i think if i were in your shoes i would also consider doing one of the following:

    playing a grade 5 piece really well (perhaps one you used in a grade 5 exam)

    or how about singing or another instrument you may play around grade 6

    the above advice probs sounded mega random but i'm just throwing ideas around as i remember being in exactly the same boat when i did AS level music

    as a side note, i have a feeling that Maple Leaf Rag may sit around grade 6 standard...sounds like a fun piece to play (i think rockschool may also publish a simplified version in their grade 5 keyboard book if thats any help?
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    I've just started working towards my grade 6 piano with ABRSM, there's a nice Beethoven piece in the B list for 2009/2010 from one of his Sonatas. Check the syllabus online if you're interested
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    I also suggest the first movement of the "Moonlight Sonata". "Raindrop Prelude" might be a good one to try as well (although it gets quite tricky towards the end - but you should be able to master it providing that you practise ).
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    (Original post by Piggy's Glasses)
    I also suggest the first movement of the "Moonlight Sonata". "Raindrop Prelude" might be a good one to try as well (although it gets quite tricky towards the end - but you should be able to master it providing that you practise ).
    yeah i've gone for the raindrop prelude by chopin :yes:
    A pretty powerful piece in my opinion, as well as a good one to choose.
 
 
 
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