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My Demise Is Today

Postby PianistSk8er on Sat Jun 09, 2007 1:35 pm

That's right: my Grade X Practical Piano Examination will be taking place in roughly six hours.

I will be playing:
  • Bach's Prelude and Fugue in B-flat Major, Book I
  • Beethoven's Piano Sonata in C Minor, Op. 10 No. 1 (Movements I and II)
  • Chopin's Polonaise in C-sharp Minor, Op. 26 No. 1
  • Debussy's Prelude to the Suite Bergamasque
  • Prokofiev's March from the Love for Three Oranges
  • Chopin's Etude in G-flat Major, Op. 10 No. 5
  • Scriabin's Etude in C-sharp Minor, Op. 2
As well as an assortment of technique, sight reading and ear training exercises.

Wish me luck! :shock:
This is my last exam...!

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Re: My Demise Is Today

Postby Drummer06 on Sat Jun 09, 2007 5:04 pm

"May the force be with you".....Oh And good Luck. :lol:
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Re: My Demise Is Today

Postby PianistSk8er on Mon Jun 11, 2007 12:19 am

Thanks!

Good news: it wasn't so bad. Actually, it went very well. I didn't have memory slips where I thought I might (second movement of the Beethoven sonata). Unfortunately, I messed up temporarily in the Black Keys for no good reason. It was in the beginning, and I have no clue why it happened. Maybe I know that piece so well that, when I began to play, my brain turned off. Other than that, the pieces went very well, technique wasn't too bad, ear exercices were also OK, and sight reading went fine. If all goes well, I'll get 75 or more (which is required for going on to the next level, the Associate degree).

I feel so relieved to have finished this. Ever since I began piano, I have been looking forward to completing this exam. :shock:

Hoorah! :P

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Re: My Demise Is Today

Postby Drummer06 on Mon Jun 11, 2007 12:53 am

Thats Awesome man! It Sounds like you are well on your way to becoming a Master Virtuoso. Keep me posted for your next exam and keep up the good work.
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Re: My Demise Is Today

Postby PianistSk8er on Fri Jun 22, 2007 8:10 pm

WOW! I got 90. I knew it went well, but... WOW! First Class Honours with Distinction! :D

I guess I can go on to the next level after all. :P

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Re: My Demise Is Today

Postby Jeliness2 on Sat Jun 23, 2007 12:52 am

W000000t w000t!
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Re: My Demise Is Today

Postby zeniyama on Sat Jun 23, 2007 1:41 am

Great Job! You must have practised alot.
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Re: My Demise Is Today

Postby Drummer06 on Sat Jun 23, 2007 3:57 pm

Sweet Score man! I knew you had it in you.
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Re: My Demise Is Today

Postby trinapiano on Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:54 pm

I just saw this now. Thats a fantastic result. Well done!! :D
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Re: My Demise Is Today

Postby PianistSk8er on Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:30 pm

Thanks to all of you! Recordings of some of those pieces may be coming soon. (But don't count on it!) :P

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