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Old 06-23-2005, 02:18 AM   #11
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Thanks everyone!!

Reason why I am very nervous is this: around 60-70 people try each year, and only 10-12 people pass the exam.
Plus I've only had 6 months of piano lessons and music theory, the rest is all self-taught.
I knew nearly nothing about chords for example, so I've taught myself the past month, and now I can name almost any chord you can come up with on the piano
But the description of the test clearly says that good instrumental or vocal skills are not required, more important is the ideas you can come up with and working under pressure.

I will keep you guys posted

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You are certainly motivated and kudos to you for having a goal and driving yourself to achieve it

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I will pray that you do well on your exam. Keep us updated!
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My fish are keeping their fins crossed for you!

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Wow, that sounds like a really great program! Best of luck to you and I'm sure you will pass the exam.
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Tommorow's the day! I don't know how to feel. I'm not nervous (well, maybe a little), because I have done as much as I possibly could have done (you can always do more, but hey, I worked allot for this already). I'm not scared. Just anxious to get this thing over with

Knowing myself, I'll probably be playing allot of mistakes on the piano because of nervousness in the beginning, and sing very quitly because I'm shy and ashamed of my voice which isn't the very best, but not bad either. (I am a perfectionist)
It'll just be a matter of staying in control of the situation, and not panic!

I've already played for 250-ish people once. It went bad (IMO, because it wasn't perfect), I didn't exactly play allot of mistakes, but I had to stop twice for a little too long because I had a blackout and didn't know anymore what notes to play next
And don't think that because I already played for allot of people that it'll be easy to play to 5 people or so......

Anyway...keep me in your thoughts tommorow! I start at 1:30 pm, that's around 6:30-8:30 am U.S. time I believe.

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Keep a cool head Thomas and I'm sure you'll do just fine. Lots of Luck buddy.
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I failed.
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Oh man...I'm real sorry to hear that Thomas
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Old 07-04-2005, 06:27 PM   #20
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Yes, well I don't feel like doing the whole explanation, but their requirements where so high I could never had reached that level in 3 months of preparation, even if I had worked just a little harder.
Right now I don't know what to feel and what to do next. Time will tell......

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