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Background


Music Exams
  1. Oboe
    1. I scraped a pass at ABRSM Grade V when at school.
    2. I was working towards Trinity Guildhall Grade VI when I first took lessons (in 2008-10)
    3. As of September 2018 I’ve re-started oboe lessons with my former teacher. I’m now working towards Trinity Grade VI-VII, and am in much better shape than last time round because – colds apart – I’m endeavouring to practice an hour a day.
    4. While my intention is take the oboe practical exams under the auspices of Trinity College London, I retain the possibility – if I get to pass practical Grade VIII – of taking ABRSM Music Theory Grade V as this would allow me to take the ABRSM versions of the oboe practicals. To take ABRSM Grade VI and above, it is necessary to pass ABRSM Grade V Music Theory; Music ‘O’ Level is not enough. Trinity Guildhall places no such restriction.
    5. Grade VI Oboe was pencilled in for July 2019, but I’ve decided to prepare for Grade VII first for two reasons:–
      1. Firstly, to make myself more comfortable with Grade VI, but
      2. Secondly, to give myself more time to improve my sight-reading and oral skills.
  2. Piano
    1. I was working towards Trinity Guildhall Grade II when I first took lessons (in 2008-10).
  3. Theory
    1. I scraped Music ‘O’ Level at school.



Music Exams – Websites
  1. Oboe:
    1. Trinity:
      Trinity: Woodwind Exams (https://www.trinitycollege.com/site/?id=1052)
      Trinity: Woodwind Syllabus 2017-2020 (download) (https://www.trinitycollege.com/resource/?id=7385)
      Trinity: Music Grades Syllabus Supplement (download) (https://www.trinitycollege.com/resource/?id=7700)
      Trinity: Oboe Grade VI Syllabus 2017-2020 - Shop (http://shop.trinitycollege.com/shop/syllabus/syllabus?boardid=12407&grade=6&syllabusid=300)
      Trinity: About Graded Exams (https://www.trinitycollege.com/site/?id=1046)
      Trinity: Supporting Tests (Aural & Sight-Reading) (https://www.trinitycollege.com/site/?id=3173)
      Trinity: Assessment Criteria (download) (https://www.trinitycollege.com/resource/?id=4767)
    2. ABRSM
      ABRSM: Oboe Exams (https://us.abrsm.org/en/our-exams/woodwind-exams/oboe-exams/)
      → Other links to be followed up when relevant.
  2. Piano: Not yet relevant.



Music Exams – Oboe YouTube Videos
  1. Trinity Grade VI:
    1. Boni – Sonata in G, 1st Movement: Preludio – Largo
      YouTube: Boni – Sonata in G, Preludio (Live: Anamarija Vuga: 6th class student) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvkuebIlG-E)
      YouTube: Boni – Sonata in G, Preludio (Recording: Michal Mesjar) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfOj_dlCZ-I)
      YouTube: Boni – Sonata in G, Preludio (Live: Pascal Jean) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPd7O0Jxs8M)
    2. Morricone – Gabriel’s Oboe
      YouTube: Gabriel's Oboe (Henrik Chaim Goldschmidt) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WJhax7Jmxs)
      YouTube: Gabriel's Oboe (Maja Łagowska) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtE3hoR_Nvo)
    3. Nielsen – Two Fantasy Pieces, Op. 2: Romance
      YouTube: Carl Nielsen - Two Fantasy Pieces for Oboe and Piano Op. 2 (Recording) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOVr80KSUJM)
      YouTube: Carl Nielsen - Two Fantasy Pieces for Oboe and Piano Op. 2 (Live, Nicholas Stovall, Texas) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjCH_bGlO84)
  2. Trinity Grade VII:
    1. Albinoni – Oboe Concerto in D minor, Op. 9.2: 1st Movement
      YouTube: Albinoni – Concerto in D minor, Op. 9.2 (Live: Pijus Paškevičius, 10 yrs, Vilnius) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJBUai5kvkU)
      YouTube: Albinoni – Concerto in D minor, Op. 9.2 (Live: Han de Vries/Alma Musica Amsterdam) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfExK5Okrkg)
      YouTube: Albinoni – Concerto in D minor, Op. 9.2 (Recording) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjgndGuy77o)
      YouTube: Albinoni – Concerto in D minor, Op. 9.2 (Live: Aldo Salvetti, London) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLxJLrjvl8A)
    2. Cimarosa – Oboe Concerto: 1st & 4th Movements
      YouTube: Cimarosa – Oboe Concerto (Recording) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSFh1ggfYbc)
      YouTube: Cimarosa – Oboe Concerto (Live: François Leleux, Hong Kong) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elN81gwyBUg)
      YouTube: Cimarosa – Oboe Concerto (Live: Teodora Pejasinovic, Belgrade) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDEQS9BBUnQ)
      YouTube: Cimarosa – Oboe Concerto (Live: Francesco Quaranta) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-__D3b-ouqs)
    3. Fiocco – Arioso
      YouTube: Fiocco – Arioso (Recording: Harry Schulman) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdezFJaaym4)
      YouTube: Fiocco – Arioso (Live: Jozsef Egyed, Hungary) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3kvdxTRr4A)
      YouTube: Fiocco – Arioso (Live: Aidan's Recital) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dlUB6lXoq0)
      YouTube: Fiocco – Arioso (Recording: Leon Goossens) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei5O8S_W4ZA)
    4. Head – Presto for Oboe & Piano
      YouTube: Head – Presto for Oboe & Piano (Recording: Michael Head!) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfy9exzF0_I)
      YouTube: Head – Presto for Oboe & Piano (Live: Emi Ostrom) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEnSPk3YxY4)
      YouTube: Head – Presto for Oboe & Piano (Recording: Katsuya Watanabe) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sLqoYStK_I)
    5. Nielsen – Two Fantasy Pieces, Op. 2: Humoresque
      YouTube: Carl Nielsen - Two Fantasy Pieces for Oboe and Piano Op. 2 (Recording) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOVr80KSUJM)
      YouTube: Carl Nielsen - Two Fantasy Pieces for Oboe and Piano Op. 2 (Live, Nicholas Stovall, Texas) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjCH_bGlO84)
    6. Saint-Saëns – Sonata Op.166 in D Major for Oboe & Piano – 1st Movement6
      YouTube: Saint-Saëns – Sonata Op.166 in D Major for Oboe & Piano (Recording: Guido Ghetti) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0vzpyhi4mg)
      YouTube: Saint-Saëns – Sonata Op.166 in D Major for Oboe & Piano (Live: In-Gun Hwang) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09R77WhDoqs)
      YouTube: Saint-Saëns – Sonata Op.166 in D Major for Oboe & Piano (Recording: Albrecht Mayer) - Ist Movement (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6Buh6lu3eU)
      (→ YouTube: Saint-Saëns – Sonata Op.166 in D Major for Oboe & Piano (Recording: Albrecht Mayer) - 2nd Movement (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHLss4HBgM4))
      (→ YouTube: Saint-Saëns – Sonata Op.166 in D Major for Oboe & Piano (Recording: Albrecht Mayer) - 3rd Movement (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Td8CLvykgZU))
      YouTube: Saint-Saëns – Sonata Op.166 in D Major for Oboe & Piano (Recording: Allan Vogel) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIqWW4amTWw)
      YouTube: Saint-Saëns – Sonata Op.166 in D Major for Oboe & Piano (Recording: Antony Jekov) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxqkqPy50z8)
      YouTube: Saint-Saëns – Sonata Op.166 in D Major for Oboe & Piano (Recording: Joseph Robinson) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2NVdvWZ8Bc)
      YouTube: Saint-Saëns – Sonata Op.166 in D Major for Oboe & Piano (Live: Bunkichi Arakawa) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xudGml9nOO4)
      YouTube: Saint-Saëns – Sonata Op.166 in D Major for Oboe & Piano (Live: Maurice Bourgue) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jDHUUCeeHU)
      → And many more!
    7. Schumann – Three Romances for Oboe & Piano, Op. 94 – I or III
      YouTube: Schumann – Three Romances for Oboe & Piano (Live: Christoph Hartmann) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyLr0hbveKk); Romance III starts at 7:50
      YouTube: Schumann – Three Romances for Oboe & Piano (Live: Albrecht Mayer) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOGvHTXY2Us); Romance III starts at 12:10
      YouTube: Schumann – Three Romances for Oboe & Piano (Recording: François Leleux) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3515WvykU8); Romance III starts at 7:45
      YouTube: Schumann – Three Romances for Oboe & Piano (Live: Marin Tinev) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ueejhbKBjo); Romance III starts at 8:25
      YouTube: Schumann – Three Romances for Oboe & Piano (Live: Olivier Stankiewicz) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2Zuz3RXvg8); Romances I & II only
      YouTube: Schumann – Three Romances for Oboe & Piano (Live: Céline Moinet) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okpT1BjtFgc); Romance I only
      YouTube: Schumann – Three Romances for Oboe & Piano (Recording: Holliger/Brendel) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Zy3Mqhd1rc); Romance I only



Oboe Practice Files
  1. The reason I’ve created these files is not to display my prowess, which is non-existent, but so I can hear what I sound like and seek to make necessary improvements.
  2. See this Note for an explanation (and personal reminder) of how this table is compiled.
  3. Because I make the recordings using my iPhone, the sound quality is probably even worse than it sounds in real life.
  4. Tracks:-
    • The list below will be tidied up in due course – if only to save website disk space – as soon as the earlier “takes” cease to be useful reminders.
      Albinoni: Concerto in D minor, Op. 9.2, 1st movt. Grade: 7 (Recorded 16/10/2019)
      Comments: Piano accompaniment missing, so there are gaps (usually briefer than in the piece, though enough to recover breath!). This take has some serious breakdowns and general muck-ups.
      Albinoni: Concerto in D minor, Op. 9.2, 1st movt. Grade: 7 (Take 2) (Recorded 16/10/2019)
      Comments: Somewhat of an improvement on the above, but still some muck-ups.
      Albinoni: Concerto in D minor, Op. 9.2, 1st movt. Grade: 7 (Take 3) (Recorded 24/10/2019)
      Comments: Still improving, but it seems impossible at the moment not to mess up on at least one passage.
      Albinoni: Concerto in D minor, Op. 9.2, 2nd movt (Recorded 16/10/2019)
      Comments: Not required for Grade VII, but it’s a famous piece and good to practice breath-control and tone. Piano accompaniment missing as for the other movements.
      Albinoni: Concerto in D minor, Op. 9.2, 3rd movt (Recorded 27/10/2019)
      Comments: Not required for Grade VII, but it’s a jolly piece and good to practice breath-control and finger-twiddling. Piano accompaniment missing as for the other movements. I’ve not practised this very much, so there are a few break-downs.
      Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, Eroica, 2nd movt - Marcia Funebre (bars 8-56). Grade: 6 (Recorded 29/10/2019)
      Comments: This is an orchestral extract, with no piano part required. "For tone and phrasing". A very famous piece, so important to get it right. A few stumbles, and the tone is less than perfect!
      Blatt: Study No. 52. Grade: 6 (Recorded 28/10/2019)
      Comments: This is a study, so no piano accompaniment. Not a bad attempt.
      Boni: Sonata in G, 1st movt: Preludio - Largo. Grade: 6 (Recorded 28/10/2019)
      Comments: Piano accompaniment missing. This piece isn’t too bad as far as technique is concerned, but it’s difficult for tone and breath-control.
      Ferling: Study No. 62. Grade: 7 (Recorded 16/10/2019)
      Comments: This is a study, so no piano accompaniment. Not a bad attempt.
      Fiocco: Arioso. Grade: 7 (Recorded 26/10/2019)
      Comments: Piano accompaniment missing. This piece isn’t too bad as far as technique is concerned, but it’s difficult for tone and breath-control (as is given away by the gasp at the end!). Some wobbles as well.
      Head: Presto. Grade: 7 (Recorded 26/10/2019)
      Comments: Piano accompaniment missing, so sundry gaps. Rather a scrappy effort with sundry breakdowns and errors. Not a piece I’m intending to present at the exam.
      Morricone: Gabriel's Oboe. Grade: 6 (Recorded 28/10/2019)
      Comments: Piano accompaniment missing. The notes are very easy - it's all about tone and breath-control. I've not practiced it much.
      Mower: Jauntless Jig. Grade: 7 (Recorded 16/10/2019)
      Comments: This is a study, so no piano accompaniment. It’s a difficult piece, with awkward fingering and difficult breathing. This effort has multiple mistakes, and I have occasionally done better.
      Mozart: Symphony No. 4, 1st movt (extract). Grade: 7 (Recorded 15/10/2019)
      Comments: This is an orchestral extract, with no piano part required. "For articulation". Easy key (C major), and some parts are easy. But some very difficult fingering, and I just can’t seem to play the whole extract without making a mistake or two. Several I this Take.
      Mozart: Symphony No. 4, 1st movt (extract). Grade: 7 (Take 2) (Recorded 24/10/2019)
      Comments: This is worse than Take 1 – and occasions several re-starts. Included to show the difficulties!
      Nielsen: Two Fantasy Pieces: Humoresque. Grade: 7 (Recorded 27/10/2019)
      Comments: Piano accompaniment missing, so sundry gaps. Rather a scrappy effort with sundry breakdowns and errors. Not a piece I’m intending to present at the exam. I’ve practised it a fair bit, though not recently, which explains a long fumble over a double-sharp! Probably too difficult – lots of awkward fingering. And too fast.
      Nielsen: Two Fantasy Pieces: Romance. Grade: 6 (Recorded 28/10/2019)
      Comments: Piano accompaniment missing, so there are gaps.
      Saint-Saens: Sonata, Op. 166, 1st movt. Grade: 7 (Recorded 26/10/2019)
      Comments: Piano accompaniment missing, so sundry gaps. It’s a difficult piece, with awkward fingering and difficult breathing. This effort has multiple mistakes, but I’ve not spent much time on it.
      Schumann: 3 Romances, 1st movt. Grade: 7 (Recorded 15/10/2019)
      Comments: Piano accompaniment missing, so sundry gaps. The main difficulty with the piece is the difficult breathing. This effort has multiple mistakes.
      Schumann: 3 Romances, 2nd movt, Part 1 (Einfach, innig) (Recorded 30/10/2019)
      Comments: Not required for Grade VII, but it’s an enjoyable piece and good to practice breath-control and tone. Piano accompaniment missing as for the other movements. I think it's more difficult than the Grade VII pieces, especially the low notes and general rangein the second part. I've not managed to play it through without getting into a mess, so have split it into the two parts. This take was terminated 7 bars early because my phone rang!
      Schumann: 3 Romances, 2nd movt, Part 1 (Einfach, innig) (Take 2) (Recorded 30/10/2019)
      Comments: A fairly decent re-take of the above, in full this time!
      Schumann: 3 Romances, 2nd movt, Part 2 (Etwas lebhafter) (Recorded 30/10/2019)
      Comments: This second part is difficult - awkward fingering in the lower registers, and screechy in the upper. Several stumbles, but you can get the drift!
      Schumann: 3 Romances, 2nd movt, Part 2 (Etwas lebhafter) (Take 2) (Recorded 30/10/2019)
      Comments: I'm not sure this is any better than the previous take!
      Schumann: 3 Romances, 3rd movt. Grade: 7 (Recorded 15/10/2019)
      Comments: Piano accompaniment missing, so sundry gaps. As for the 1st movement, the main difficulty with the piece is the difficult breathing, together with a squeaky middle-C. This effort has sundry mistakes, including a re-start half-way.
      Schumann: 3 Romances, 3rd movt. Grade: 7 (Take 2) (Recorded 24/10/2019)
      Comments: An improvement on Take 1, though a bit screechy on occasion.
      Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite, V Tocata (extract). Grade: 7 (Recorded 15/10/2019)
      Comments: This is an orchestral extract, with no piano part required. "For finger technique". Awkward key (E major, 4 sharps). As expected, difficult fingering . Rather a miserable effort.
      Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite, V Tocata (extract). Grade: 7 (Take 2) (Recorded 24/10/2019)
      Comments: Much improved, but still not right!
      Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, 2nd movt (extract). Grade: 7 (Recorded 15/10/2019)
      Comments: This is an orchestral extract, with no piano part required. A famous and beautiful melody if played well. "For tone and phrasing". Awkward key (f minor, 5 flats). Difficult breathing, which adversely affects the tone and dynamics. Not there as yet – can’t even get the notes right!
      Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, 2nd movt (extract). Grade: 7 (Take 2) (Recorded 24/10/2019)
      Comments: Improved as for as the notes are concerned, but a bit flat in the dynamics.
      Verdi: Aida, Act 1 Scene 1, Romanze des Radames (extract). Grade: 6 (Recorded 28/10/2019)
      Comments: This is an orchestral extract, with no piano part required. "For finger technique". Awkward!
      Weber: Der Freischutz, 2. Aufzug Ariette des Annchen (bars 1-26). Grade: 6 (Recorded 28/10/2019)
      Comments: This is an orchestral extract, with no piano part required. "For articulation".



Resources
  1. Sheet Music and Books on Music are summarised in the following lists:-
  2. A useful site for listening to practice pieces is Spotify (https://www.spotify.com/uk/).
  3. Time spent since I (re-)started playing these instruments is recorded in my database (as pseudo-Books/Papers) at the following links:-



Music Links


Detailed Progress & Works Played
  1. Oboe:
    1. My oboe expertise has improved greatly with practice, and I have much less trouble with breath-control, and with playing for longer than 30 minutes at a stretch. I can now fairly comfortably play for the full hour of my oboe lesson.
    2. Strangely, I’d never thought the oboe needed to be tuned against the piano, nor was I quite as clear how to vary the pitch so much by controlling the reed. So, I guess that’s progress.
    3. My focus continues to be on the mechanics of breathing, reed-control and tone, but is now moving on into other areas of musicality.
    4. Lessons:
      • 38 from April 2008 to September 2010.
      • 24 from September 2018 – June 2019 (on-going)
    5. Practice & Exam pieces for the oboe8:
    6. Sight-reading:-
    7. Also some elementary scales (C major; D major and minor; F major; and G major and minor; E-flat major). Now using:-
      1. "Trinity Guildhall - Trinity Guildhall Scales & Arpeggios for Oboe (Grades 1–8)", and
      2. "ABRSM - Scales and Arpeggios for Oboe, Grades 1-8 (ABRSM Scales & Arpeggios)".
    8. Technique:-
      1. Some re-engineering of the fingering for top C# and D – and now D#, E & F – I’m beginning to get used to these, which is an advance over my school days.
      2. Read and tried to apply oboe practice techniques recommended by Martin Schuring.
      3. Read "Caplan (Stephen) - Oboe: The Breathing Book".
      4. Read "Goossens (Leon) & Roxburgh (Edwin) - Oboe (Yehudi Menuhin Music Guide)".
    9. Violin Books, played on the oboe:-
      1. "Bach (J.S.), Szeryng (Henryk) - Sonatas and Partitas: For Solo Violin",
      2. "Jones (Edward Huws) - Jigs, Reels & Hornpipes: Traditional Fiddle Tunes from England, Ireland & Scotland",
      3. "Jones (Edward Huws) - The Celtic Fiddler",
      4. "Jones (Edward Huws) - The Klezmer Fiddler: Jewish Music of Celebration".
    10. Enigma Ensemble:-
      • Classical
        1. Alfven: Swedish Rhapsody
        2. Bach: Sheep May Safely Graze
        3. Bizet: Carmen Fantasy
        4. Boccherini: Minuet & Trio
        5. Debussy: The Girl with the Flaxen Hair
        6. East (arr): Three Traditional Tunes
        7. Elgar: Chanson de Matin
        8. Gershwin: Summertime
        9. Gounod: Funeral March of a Marionette
        10. Grieg: A Grieg Suite
        11. Grieg: Peer Gynt
        12. Handel: Forrest Music; Water Music
        13. Haydn / Brahms: St. Anthony Chorale
        14. Morgan / Traditional: Hullabaloobelay!
        15. Mozart: Papageno's Song (Magic Flute)
        16. Monteverdi: Three Pieces from the Operas
        17. Music of the Court of Henry VIII
        18. Offenbach: Barcarolle from “The Tales of Hoffmann”; Gallop
        19. Purcell: Popular Pieces
        20. Purcell / Clarke: Trumpet Tunes
        21. Ravell: Pavane pour une enfante defunte
        22. Schubert: Marche Militaire, Rosamunde (Ballet)
        23. Sousa: Marches, The Liberty Bell
        24. Strauss: The Blue Danube, Tritsch-Tratsch Polka
        25. Susato: Danserye
        26. Tchaikovsky: Dance of the Swans, Waltz of the Flowers
        27. Verdi: Rigoletto – La Donna E Mobile
        28. Vivaldi: Two themes from The Seasons (Autumn, Winter)
      • Semi-Classical
        1. Blake / Hare: Snowman – Walking in the Air
        2. Cameron: Cumbria
        3. Joplin: Rags
        4. Lloyd Webber: Requiem – Pie Jesu
        5. Sartorini – Time To Say Goodbye
        6. Schonberg: Les Miserables – I Dreamed a Dream
        7. Vangelis: Chariots of Fire
      • Popular
        1. Boyle: Music for a Western
        2. Frazer: Sloop John B
        3. Grainer: Old Ned (Steptoe & Son)
        4. Holder / Lea: Merry Christmas Everybody
        5. Lennon / McCartney: Eleanor Rigby, Mull of Kintyre, When I’m 64, Yesterday
        6. Sutherland: Sailing
        7. Traditional: Christmas Bonanza, Jingle Bell Rock
        8. Trombey: Eye Level
  2. Piano:
    1. I started studying Piano in July 2008, but have not really persisted.
    2. Lessons: 31 from July 2008 to September 2010.
    3. I reached the end of Book 1 of "Barratt (Carol) - The Classic Piano Course (Omnibus Edition: Books 1, 2 & 3)" in December 2008. Final piece: Fur Elise.
    4. From January – August 2009 I was assigned a Grade 2/3 book – "Agay (Denes) - Classics to Moderns (Volume 2)" – items as below.
      • Minuet from the Notebook of Anna Magdalena Bach,
      • Corelli – Gavotte,
      • Burgmuller – Arabesque,
      • Beethoven – Sonatina in G,
      • Tchaikovsky – Italian Song,
      • Beethoven – Ecossaise,
      • Couperin – Carnival,
      • Schumann – Melody,
      • Schumann – The Wild Horseman,
      • Kabalevsky - Waltz.
    5. From September 2009 – September 2010 I was assigned a Grade 3/4 book – "Agay (Denes) - Classics to Moderns (Volume 3)" – items as below.
      • Clowns [Kabalevsky, Dmitri]
      • Ecossaise [Weber, Carl Maria Von]
      • First Loss [Schumann, Robert]
      • Little Prelude in C [Bach, Johann Sebastian]
      • Puppet's Complaint [Franck, Cesar]
      • Rondo [Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus]
      • The Mechanical Doll (Six Children's Pieces) [Shostakovich, Dmitri]
      • Waltz [Schubert, Franz]
    6. "ABRSM - Selected Piano Exam Pieces 2009-2010: Grade 2":
      • Biehl: Allegro Grazioso from Sonatina in C, Op. 57 No. 1.
    7. "ABRSM - Scales, Arpeggios & Broken Chords: Piano Grade 2".
    8. "Rhodes (James) - How to Play the Piano".
    9. "Cannel (Ward) & Marx (Fred) - How to Play the Piano Despite Years of Lessons: What Music Is and How to Make It at Home".
  3. Aural:
    1. "ABRSM - Aural Training In Practice: Book 1 - Grades 1-3",
    2. "ABRSM - Aural Training in Practice, Book 3, Grades 6-8 + 3 CDs",
    3. "ABRSM - Specimen Aural Tests: Grades 1-5",
    4. "ABRSM - Specimen Aural Tests: Grade 6 with CD",
    5. "Boytim (Joan Frey) - The First Book Of Baritone/Bass Solos",
    6. "Deutsch (Diana) - Absolute Pitch",
    7. "Trinity Guildhall - Trinity College London Aural Tests Book 1 (Initial to Grade 5) 2017",
    8. "Trinity Guildhall - Trinity College London Aural Tests Book 2 (Grades 6 to 8) 2017".
  4. Music Theory:
    1. Theory Theory:
      1. "Taylor (Eric) - The AB Guide to Music Theory - Part 1",
      2. "Taylor (Eric) - The AB Guide to Music Theory - Part 2".
    2. Theory Practice:
      1. "Taylor (Eric) - Music Theory in Practice: Grade 1",
      2. "Taylor (Eric) - Music Theory in Practice: Grade 2",
      3. "Taylor (Eric) - Music Theory in Practice: Grade 3",
      4. "Taylor (Eric) - Music Theory in Practice: Grade 4",
      5. "Taylor (Eric) - Music Theory in Practice: Grade 5".
    3. Theory Answers:
      1. "ABRSM - Music Theory in Practice: Model Answers Grade 1",
      2. "ABRSM - Music Theory in Practice: Model Answers Grade 2",
      3. "ABRSM - Music Theory in Practice: Model Answers Grade 3",
      4. "ABRSM - Music Theory in Practice: Model Answers Grade 4",
      5. "ABRSM - Music Theory in Practice: Model Answers Grade 5".



In-Page Footnotes

Footnote 2: Footnote 3:
  • In any case, it clashes with Chess!
  • However, I’ve recently purchased a book of Bass solos so I can check out my vocal range and aim to get a grip on my aural skills.
Footnote 6:
  • The 2nd and 3rd Movements are alternates for Grade VIII, which I will practice for experience!
Footnote 8:
  • Or arranged for, or simply played on, the oboe.
  • Usually set by my oboe teacher.


Note last updated: 30/11/2019 22:58:05



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