Colin Bullock wrote: ↑
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:48 am
Robert Goodwin wrote: ↑
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:08 am
I'm not so concerned with taking the exam again
Just for everyone’s info, retaking of exams is not allowed, one try only. So it’s worth being sure that you are ok with your standard of playing if you want more than a basic pass. Of course, moving on to the next stage is not dependent on passing the previous grade.
Thanks for pointing that out about second tries. I didn't know.
I appreciate being allowed to participate in the course anyway since I am 'very out of practice'. I'm finding that with no pressure to perform, it's easier to slow down and work out each piece without getting frustrated and trying to rush through to meet a deadline. Overall, progress is actually faster this way.
On a separate subject, I would like to hear contemporary thinking about fingering notations. I find the fingering for Schiarazula to feel awkward. It may be because I have somewhat smaller hands (7" span between spread thumb and pinky). Where it calls for starting m-a-m-a-m I find the opposite (a-m-a-m-a) to feel natural and I have to fight myself to follow the score.