Hello everyone. I am taking the grade 10 RCM examination and looking at the 2008 syllabus, I have some questions related to the examination:
1. For the melody playback section, it states that the examiner will play a melody twice and the player needs to play back the bottom notes. I was wondering how many “tries” I get. Can I play back the bottom melody twice like the examiner and fix some errors on the second try, or do I only get one shot at it?
AKAIK it's one shot.
2. The syllabus states for the studies section that I must prepare 2 contrasting studies. I have never actually considered this, but I was wondering what this actually meant. My biggest question is if there are any restrictions or guidelines that I have to follow when choosing my studies.
usually means that focus on different aspect of techniques, you can't use two etudes both focusing on quick scales on the right hand or double thirds, but usually you need to present one that work on some specific aspect of technique and one on something else.
for example the czerny op 740 n41 and the rachmaninoff are contrasting.
3. This isn’t exactly pertaining to the exam itself, but I was wondering if anyone could offer some useful tips on chord identification when it comes to identifying the inversions of four-note chords.
use a software to train in that department... I do have auralia on my computer.