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#1649517 - 03/28/11 12:50 PM ABRSM or LCM
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Which exam board is genreally tougher?
What are the differences between the two?

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#1649538 - 03/28/11 01:16 PM Re: ABRSM or LCM [Re: GradedPiano]
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Originally Posted By: GradedPiano
Which exam board is genreally tougher?
What are the differences between the two?


Have you looked at their requirements on their respective websites?

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#1649595 - 03/28/11 02:53 PM Re: ABRSM or LCM [Re: BruceD]
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lol, i have not thanks

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#1649648 - 03/28/11 04:02 PM Re: ABRSM or LCM [Re: GradedPiano]
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#1649875 - 03/28/11 11:05 PM Re: ABRSM or LCM [Re: GradedPiano]
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I'm gonna go out on a limp and say ABRSM is probably the biggest, most well-known and the one that pulls in the most revenue (though they're all probably non-profit) out there. Growing up, ABRSM was the one I took and everybody I knew took their exams too.

As to which one is tougher, I don't have experience with LSM so I can't really say.

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#1649881 - 03/28/11 11:11 PM Re: ABRSM or LCM [Re: Lingyis]
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I'm gonna go out on a limp [...]


Did you hurt your foot? smile
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#1649890 - 03/28/11 11:22 PM Re: ABRSM or LCM [Re: BruceD]
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Originally Posted By: Lingyis
I'm gonna go out on a limp [...]


Did you hurt your foot? smile


From too much pedaling, obviously smile

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#1650013 - 03/29/11 04:32 AM Re: ABRSM or LCM [Re: GradedPiano]
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ABRSM is the oldest and probably still the best known globally. I haven't heard of LCM as an exam board - but I'm out of the loop. Many of my colleagues have turned as an alternative to TCL (Trinity College London). As far as I am aware this is not because of any perceived difference in standards but that they find it a more interesting system to follow.


John


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#1650015 - 03/29/11 04:40 AM Re: ABRSM or LCM [Re: GradedPiano]
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I don't know the LCM but ABRSM is well known and also very easy to pass.

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#1650044 - 03/29/11 07:01 AM Re: ABRSM or LCM [Re: drumour]
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Originally Posted By: drumour
ABRSM is the oldest and probably still the best known globally. I haven't heard of LCM as an exam board - but I'm out of the loop. Many of my colleagues have turned as an alternative to TCL (Trinity College London). As far as I am aware this is not because of any perceived difference in standards but that they find it a more interesting system to follow.


John

I think the choice should be between ABRSM and TCL (I think they are now called Trinity Guildhall) - they are more globally recognised than LCM. I don't know about their difference for graded exams. But TCL exams at diploma level are actually easier because there's much more to do for ABRSM diplomas:
ABRSM: recital + quick study + viva voce
TCL: recital + programme notes
But the standard of playing required should be the same for both.


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