OMG! GUITAR EXAM - GRADE 8!!!

  • MattyC0709

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    May 03, 2008 1:24 PM GMT
    Just had to let it out, today I just did my Victoria College of Music Grade 8 exam for classical guitar, consisting of every single major and minor (harmonic and melodic) scale and arpeggio, and 3 very fast and long pieces! To top it all off, the examiner happened to be the composer of one of the pieces I had to play! At least he seemed really OK, and congratulated me on the majority of the exam...

    The 3 pieces were:


    Sarrat Wood - Colin Tribe - the examiner!


    Allemand - Johann S. Bach - very fast and with alot of finger movement!

    and finally... the granddaddy of them all...


    Recuerdos De La Alhambra - Funny video clips are a click away
    Recuerdos de la Alhambra - Francisco Tarrega - extremely long and complete with tremelos!

    But thankfully, I think I passed... I'll post the result when I get them, but may take 2-3 months!

    Also I'll put up the videos of myself playing when I get a chance. icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gificon_razz.gificon_wink.gif
  • redheaded_dud...

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    May 03, 2008 2:09 PM GMT
    Congrats!

    I got past the "Easy" level on Guitar Hero, and I'm pretty psyched about that!

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    May 03, 2008 2:11 PM GMT
    hey great job! i've played classical guitar for years. started as a teen and at one point wanted to be a classical guitarist. (inspired by christopher parkening) but i had no confidence in myself and let it go. love the allemand and you did a great job on tarrega. my tremelos were always pretty good. my right hand better than my left. but never played recuerdos as well as you, that's for sure. i don't play much any more. but you should keep it up. you're on the right path. what's next - the chaconne? icon_smile.gif
  • MattyC0709

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    May 03, 2008 2:13 PM GMT
    That isn't me playing in the video! LOL!

    But I'll soon put them up on YouTube! Been meaning to do that for a long time. icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gificon_razz.gificon_wink.gif
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    May 03, 2008 2:36 PM GMT
    That was awesome. I love guys who are musically talented (since I am). Also, I freakin love classical guitar. It's really passionate and romantic and complicated! I mean you gotta play like 2 or more voices with just one hand! Anyway, I'm swooning over here icon_smile.gif Post vids of you playing dammit so i don't have to swoon by proxy!
  • MattyC0709

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    May 31, 2008 12:29 PM GMT
    Update: I GOT DISTINCTION! YAY!!!!! icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gificon_razz.gificon_wink.gif
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    May 31, 2008 12:45 PM GMT
    Congratulations!!!!

    What are the different levels of achievement besides "Distinction"?
  • MattyC0709

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    May 31, 2008 12:48 PM GMT
    Distinction : 90 - 100
    Merit : 80 - 89
    Pass : 65 - 79
    Fail : 0 - 65

    Lol! icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gificon_razz.gificon_wink.gif
  • MattyC0709

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    Jun 26, 2008 7:33 PM GMT
    Update: I got 90 on 100! Close shave! icon_razz.gif

    Oh, and I know, I still have to get those videos, it's just that I'm swamped with work.