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Topic: Aural Test  (Read 1379 times)

Offline kghayesh

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Aural Test
on: May 08, 2005, 05:59:12 PM
I am entering ABRSM grade 5 exam next month and i am currently taking a preparation course for the aural test....

It is said in the exam requirements that the candidate is required to Sing OR Play the melody played by the examiner.. The instructor at this course tells us that we better sing it rather than play it because it is easier....

I don't know but i think that the problem with singing is that you have to adjust your voice to the starting note stated by the examiner, and i think this is not a straightforward process. However, I am pretty fine at playing by ear.

What do you think?

Offline greyrune

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Re: Aural Test
Reply #1 on: May 08, 2005, 11:15:13 PM
i would say go with whatever you feel more comfortable with, get your teacher to test you on a few and try both ways.  I played it at my exam and did ok, i got a few notes wrong but i passed fine so i wouldn't worry about it too much.
I'll be Bach

Offline daomingsi

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Re: Aural Test
Reply #2 on: May 10, 2005, 12:47:23 PM
i agree with you, sing is better than play . play then note and try to get the pitch correctly.. i hope it will help and ask your teacher to test you.

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