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#966721 - 11/02/08 05:39 AM AMEB Grade 8 exam pieces - seeking feedback
kyliec Offline
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Registered: 06/24/07
Posts: 77
Hi, I am 28 days away from sitting my AMEB grade 8 exam. I would love any feedback about my pieces.

Here are the links:
http://www.pianostreet.com/smf/index.php/topic,31893.0.html (Gershwin Prelude No. 1)
http://www.pianostreet.com/smf/index.php/topic,31893.0.html (Bach F minor Prelude and Fugue, Bk 2 of Well Tempered Clavier)
http://www.pianostreet.com/smf/index.php/topic,31895.0.html (Chopin Nocturne in B Major, Op. 31. no. 1)
http://www.pianostreet.com/smf/index.php/topic,31895.0.html (Mozart K. 331 Sonata, first movement part 1)
http://www.pianostreet.com/smf/index.php/topic,31898.0.html (mozart part 2)

Thanks for looking, any feedback would be invaluable,


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#966722 - 11/02/08 07:26 AM Re: AMEB Grade 8 exam pieces - seeking feedback
LeOniuS Offline
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Registered: 03/14/08
Posts: 76
Loc: Perth, Australia
Just a quick question - I haven't listened to any but will do, isn't it one piece from list A, B, C and D and 2 extra list pieces? So 6 pieces in total? There's only 5 there unless you have another in the works? Sorry if this sounds obvious but I wouldn't like to rock up to my exam a tad unprepared. \:\)

#966723 - 11/02/08 09:28 AM Re: AMEB Grade 8 exam pieces - seeking feedback
LeOniuS Offline
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Registered: 03/14/08
Posts: 76
Loc: Perth, Australia
I just checked the Syllabus, and it appears that you dont need extra list pieces for grade 8.. so thats that. I actually plan on doing grade 7 myself next year which I guess in a way means more work with doing 6 instead of 4.. but I guess it works out cause G8 is supposed to be that wee bit harder.

And yet when I see Beethovens Pathetique Op 13. mvmt 3 in the grade 7 syllabus - I beg to differ.. lol.

By the way, hows your technical work?
When I look at the requirements of G7 arpeggios needing E flat, A flat, C sharp and F sharp (major and minor) root, first and second inversions - at 76bpm, four notes per beat. Thats 24 different arpeggios all at that speed.. and thats just minimum tempo for a C grade. Sheesh! And I think grade 8 is likewise 80bpm for arpeggios and 104 for scales. Thats a fair bit of time perfecting scales and arpeggios.. and I guess if you aren't naturally inclined to want to prac them doing your exam is a huge incentive.

#966724 - 12/08/08 08:38 AM Re: AMEB Grade 8 exam pieces - seeking feedback
raidenciv Offline
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Registered: 08/28/08
Posts: 54
Loc: Sydney, Australia
hey kylie. Only just read this post, so am a bit late, but did listen to your nocturne and it sounded wonderful! :p

Hope your exam went well. I too went through the whole AMEB exam process and they scared the crap out of me.


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