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The pre-preliminary test is restricted to ages four to eight, but there are no restrictions for examinations at any other level
Just one scale starting on C and E♭
The musical knowledge is a general discussion on all the points listed in the syllabus. The examiners use the syllabus to formulate their questions and this evolves depending on how the entrant answers. It often includes matters of form (including cadences and key changes) and how this developed through the eras with specific references to the pieces the entrant is playing and moves to composers and their contemporaries and the development of the instrument through the eras. It is not enough to learn specific answers. The entrant needs to be very conversant with all aspects of the musical knowledge. The examiners want to have an "Intelligent Discussion" with the entrant and are more interested in what the entrant knows rather than trying to catch them out. Examiners often ask quite open questions to give the entrant the opportunity share their knowledge
No but entrants are stongly urged to dress as for a concert performance. Smart school uniform is acceptable.
No. All entrants must present with original scores and bring a photocopy for the examiner. The only exception to this is where music is out of copyright.
Entrants should bring their own music stand. The venue may not have one.
Yes. These scales commence with the LH playing the key note while the RH plays the minor third above eg. F chromatic (F, A flat).
Yes, LH is to commence on the minor third while the RH begins on the keynote above eg. F chromatic (A flat, F).
When music has been purchased as an electronic copy from the internet, a copy of the invoice (and receipt) must be brought into the examination room. Further, music downloaded directly from legal or free download websites must have the particular internet site visible on the pages of music. This allows us to verify the legitimacy of its source.
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