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Posted by: OrganisedConfusion Feb 26 2008, 08:02 PM

I have my very first music exam tomorrow. smile.gif

I'm doing my Music Theory grading with ABRSM or whatever it is lol. Is anybody else doing music exams with ABRSM tomorrow? Are you Matt?

Posted by: Spreedmaster Feb 26 2008, 08:04 PM

Good Luck! happy.gif

Posted by: mattacuk Feb 26 2008, 08:06 PM

QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ Feb 26 2008, 07:02 PM) *
I have my very first music exam tomorrow. smile.gif

I'm doing my Music Theory grading with ABRSM or whatever it is lol. Is anybody else doing music exams with ABRSM tomorrow? Are you Matt?


Good luck man! Youll have no probs with that. I really need to put my guitar aside for the day and study before i go smile.gif

Posted by: SLASH91 Feb 26 2008, 08:08 PM

Good luck, man wink.gif

Posted by: OrganisedConfusion Feb 26 2008, 08:10 PM

QUOTE (mattacuk @ Feb 26 2008, 07:06 PM) *
Good luck man! Youll have no probs with that. I really need to put my guitar aside for the day and study before i go smile.gif

Good luck to you too. smile.gif I'll let you all know how it goes smile.gif I entered into this to try and improve my happiness by having something to work towards and I can't wait for the exam. biggrin.gif

Posted by: mattacuk Feb 26 2008, 08:13 PM

QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ Feb 26 2008, 07:10 PM) *
Good luck to you too. smile.gif I'll let you all know how it goes smile.gif I entered into this to try and improve my happiness by having something to work towards and I can't wait for the exam. biggrin.gif


I think its always a great idea to know theory to enhance your playing. I take the exams because I like to work towards bettering myself also smile.gif Good luck !!

Posted by: Tuubsu Feb 26 2008, 08:46 PM

Could somebody be kind enough to tell me about this ABRSM thing you guys are attending? smile.gif

Posted by: mattacuk Feb 26 2008, 08:59 PM

QUOTE (Tuubsu @ Feb 26 2008, 07:46 PM) *
Could somebody be kind enough to tell me about this ABRSM thing you guys are attending? smile.gif


More info on there website smile.gif http://www.abrsm.org/?page=home


By the way guys, Theory is good but PRACTICE is better wink.gif I always put practice over theory, but theory compliments practice well. If that makes sense laugh.gif laugh.gif unsure.gif

Posted by: Milenkovic Ivan Feb 26 2008, 09:10 PM

Good luck man, I hope everything will pass well! smile.gif

Posted by: Goliath Feb 26 2008, 09:48 PM

So what do you get when you pass it? Bragging rights and a piece of paper? Is there course material you can study? It sounds like something I've been looking for to really get into theory. I've considered guitar lessons to help mainly on my theory. As it stands currently my technical proficiency is way higher than my theory knowledge tongue.gif.

Best of luck with your test man!

Posted by: OrganisedConfusion Feb 26 2008, 09:50 PM

QUOTE (Goliath @ Feb 26 2008, 08:48 PM) *
So what do you get when you pass it? Bragging rights and a piece of paper? Is there course material you can study? It sounds like something I've been looking for to really get into theory. I've considered guitar lessons to help mainly on my theory. As it stands currently my technical proficiency is way higher than my theory knowledge tongue.gif.

Best of luck with your test man!

Yeah you get course materials to look through and exercises and workbooks and then you do the exam to make sure you understand it correctly and can therefore use it to help yourself. Not really for bragging just so you have a structured learning of theory in my opinion that is internationally noticed. smile.gif

Posted by: mattacuk Feb 26 2008, 09:56 PM

QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ Feb 26 2008, 08:50 PM) *
Not really for bragging just so you have a structured learning of theory in my opinion that is internationally noticed. smile.gif


Yes this is a common misconception I find in the guitar community smile.gif Its just about structured learning, not about a peice of paper. smile.gif

Posted by: OrganisedConfusion Feb 26 2008, 09:57 PM

The piece of paper just shows that you understand the material well enough to be able to implement it correctly in your playing.

Posted by: Toni Suominen Feb 27 2008, 09:04 PM

So how did it go!??! smile.gif

Posted by: mattacuk Feb 27 2008, 10:15 PM

QUOTE (Toni Suominen @ Feb 27 2008, 08:04 PM) *
So how did it go!??! smile.gif


For me, not bad ! smile.gif it was a bit tougher than the last one, lots of questions on intervals, triads, compound time and writing out rythms in compound time smile.gif I will be interested to see what grade i get unsure.gif smile.gif

Posted by: Hisham Feb 27 2008, 11:25 PM

good luck ,,wish you the best

Posted by: OrganisedConfusion Feb 28 2008, 11:21 AM

QUOTE (Hisham @ Feb 27 2008, 10:25 PM) *
good luck ,,wish you the best

Cheers Hisham biggrin.gif

For me personally it was laughably easy but I started for some weird reason on Grade 1 and I'm not quite that bad lol biggrin.gif

I finished exam after 20 minutes. Read through it 3 times to make sure I hadn;t made silly mistakes and left after 40 minutes. We had 1 hour and 30 minutes tops smile.gif

I should have a distinction with ease and I don't think I should lose a mark.

Bring on Grade 2. Also Matt, is the enteronline section of ABRSM down at the minute because I can't log in to enter into Grade 1 Practical and Grade 2 Music Theory for April.

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