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Offline sumpianodude

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Certificate of merit in California?
« on: November 18, 2015, 04:15:00 AM »
So I live in California, U.S. and we have a system of testing known as the certificate of merit or something. Anyways I would like to know if anyone is familiar with this system and whether it is more or less difficult than its parallel in AMRSM tests.
http://www.mtac.org/programs/performance/certificate-of-merit/
Here's the website for it, I havn't find a syllabus online yet.
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Offline yewtree

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Re: Certificate of merit in California?
«Reply #1 on: November 18, 2015, 07:56:58 AM »
I'm sure you mean ABRSM  .

If it  helps, here is a  copy  the ABRSM  Marking Criteria Chart.

Sorry, three examples have gone in and I don't know how to delete the two extras. 


 





 


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Re: Certificate of merit in California?
«Reply #2 on: November 18, 2015, 08:28:29 AM »
 Marking Criteria continued ............



Offline zpianist

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Re: Certificate of merit in California?
«Reply #3 on: November 19, 2015, 05:01:23 AM »
Well I haven't taken CM and I've never actually done ABRSM either but I have heard a lot about both

I can't actually answer everything, but I think you will need to buy the syllabi for CM (on MTAC's site) or ask your teacher if he/she has a copy. And as you probably know, ABRSM goes from Grade 1-8 while CM goes from Level 1-10; I'm not really sure how to compare them

The ABRSM syllabus looks a lot more specific (in terms of what pieces you have to play). The CM offers a much wider range of pieces that you can play... (don't quote me on that last one though)


Offline yewtree

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Re: Certificate of merit in California?
«Reply #4 on: November 20, 2015, 06:41:13 AM »
Thanks for your response and helpful reply  zpianist.  
I forgot to mention that the ABRSM Syllabus is free in the UK.  
It is a great pity that sumpianodude has not responded to your post.  

Offline sumpianodude

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Re: Certificate of merit in California?
«Reply #5 on: November 20, 2015, 04:19:50 PM »
Yoooo I live in California... I haven't taken CM but I'm considering taking it, and almost all of my friends have taken it (and around exam time, they would talk about it nonstop lmao). and I've never actually done ABRSM either, and neither have any of my friends :P (Out of curiosity though, why are you asking this question? ;D)

I can't actually answer everything, but I think you will need to buy the syllabi for CM (on MTAC's site) or ask your teacher if he/she has a copy. And as you probably know, ABRSM goes from Grade 1-8 while CM goes from Level 1-10; I'm not really sure how to compare them

The ABRSM syllabus looks a lot more specific (in terms of what pieces you have to play). The CM offers a much wider range of pieces that you can play... (don't quote me on that last one though)


I don't know I was just wondering so I have a Good grasp at the level of difficulties that people usually mention pieces difficulty by.
Also, my teacher showed me the syllabus, and it seems to have less technicals and more specificity theory...
So, I'm guessing level 3 cm is easier than level 3 ABRSM and level 10 is equal to level 8??? Does anyone know?
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