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Sort of. So this will be a post where I compile my ABRSM piano practical exam experiences... (mostly excerpts with links to full posts on my main blog) Grade 1 (16th July 2009) [ Main blog | Result ] Grade 2 (16th June 2010) [ Main blog | Result ]... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at Ruyanda's Music Diary
I haven't been blogging lately... it's almost like I'm running away from something although... *sigh* Anyway. Here are some updates regarding my musical journey: Long gotten the results for Guild's Music Theory Exam G4.. yup, I passed! Although I never thought that I got the highest marks (there was an... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at Ruyanda's Music Diary
That’s a line from Switchfoot’s song “Thrive”.. I LOVE the lyric; it describes current me so perfectly - I was crying like crazy when I first listen to it few days ago! Back to my life. My teacher finally stopped last Sunday (her last day at my music school). It... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2013 at Ruyanda's Music Diary
Recently, I placed another order from BookDepository… was planning to get the super-cheap (68% off!!!) Hunger Games trilogy set – became a bit doubtful at the last minute & alas, it’s sold out before I can even say “Nah, I’ll buy it later!”… haha Anyway.. I became doubtful because I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2013 at Ruyanda's Music Diary
ARGHH. Life is giving me lemons & I don't know how to make them into delicious lemonade. How are you, my dearest music diary..? Updating here for things related to music only: I already received my ABRSM certificiate for Grade 5 Practical Piano two weeks ago... Currently I'm learning Grade... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2013 at Ruyanda's Music Diary
...that I passed. I was going through the ABRSM tag on my tumblr dashboard & saw someone posted their G5 certificiate.. A bit jealous initially then I remembered I also will have the same thing. Haha... Currently I've started playing G6 pieces... & just recently started studying music theory for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2012 at Ruyanda's Music Diary
Sat for the exam last Sunday (Nov 11th)... Usually the venue is at UMS' School of Art Studies. This time, it's held at SIA, KK Times Sq. The last time I sat for a Guild exam was 2008.. The exam-takers were more less than the time I took Grade 1... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2012 at Ruyanda's Music Diary
KYA~~~ It started with this youtube video of someone who made a piano cover of the song.. & it turns out the user sells his/her transcribed piano scores. I purchased Face Down (full version) first. I also purchased Meikyuu Love Song from the same person but I haven't started studying... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2012 at Ruyanda's Music Diary
I made a surprising breakthrough (for me it was!) in piano... Somehow... I've memorised the first piece I'm going to play for the exam! KYAAAAAAAAAAA~~~~~~~~~~~~ I'm never really good at memorising things so this was quite an accomplishment for me! Actually, I got one third of the second piece memorized... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2012 at Ruyanda's Music Diary
I almost can't believe it when I realised there are less than two months left before my piano practical exam. Still so bad at scales and the other things you played after that. There was a period where that's the only thing I play during extra lessons... it was kind... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2012 at Ruyanda's Music Diary
Sat for the theory exam in KK High School yesterday with my brother. My brother took the grade 1 exam while I took grade 3. There were some questions that I got a bit confused at... but I'll pass. I believe I will pass this exam :D I realized that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2012 at Ruyanda's Music Diary
Theory again.. :P The music theory exam is tomorrow~! Actually I haven't memorise the italian terms... Uh-oh. Anyway... I kept getting confused at how to describe the intervals for minor scales. Today, all confusions were cleared. LOL. FINALLY understood how to look at it. & Miss C said she's going... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2012 at Ruyanda's Music Diary
Did theory exercises for Grade 3 because my brother and I will be sitting for ABRSM music theory exam next week on March 12th. Bought two songbook that focus on moving up grades (like pieces with level in between such and such grade). I already have g1-g2 & g2-g3 at... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2012 at Ruyanda's Music Diary
Last week, my class was postponed to Sunday... Great day. I think I played better than Saturday's classes. I really miss going to class every Sunday... Today played pieces only. Wasn't any better than last week's.. started on second piece though. My biggest problem with this second piece is how... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2012 at Ruyanda's Music Diary
The music school's classrooms (studios?) are REALLY fully booked on Saturdays! Last Saturday, my class (actually since it changed to Saturdays, I have music lessons together with my brother :P) was conducted in a room that is usually used for [mock] exam practice use. Very large room... Six times larger... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2012 at Ruyanda's Music Diary
It felt great to attend class when you had had practice the week before... :D I still played like a mess though... dunno why it always have to happen when Miss C is there :P Miss C started on scales after the first piece was played. Panicked. I totally panicked... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2012 at Ruyanda's Music Diary
I shouldn't have been surprised... actually. I want this to happen. I have wanted this to happen. Since I skipped taking exams last year, I was like floating between grade 3 and 4. The time gap was big. It gave me enough time to study G3...& then G4's pieces. Which... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2012 at Ruyanda's Music Diary
My first post in 2012! XD My parents bought a new sofa set few weeks ago, so the piano was re-located... well not far from it's original place... but lol.. I just want to say it sounds really pretty now when I play it! I haven't check it online, but... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2012 at Ruyanda's Music Diary
Didn't play the piano in piano class yesterday... music theory only hehe.. not that I'm complaining (didn't practised much again last week XD) I've started reading the pink ABRSM music theory book I bought a couple years ago.. it was really enriching, really. The way it was written was unlike... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2011 at Ruyanda's Music Diary
I mentioned about playing 5x10 perfectly before the end of September in my main blog. It's far from perfect but I'm still happy that I could now play the two difficult bars in the beginning part. They looked easy really but I kept pressing the wrong keys. :P For this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2011 at Ruyanda's Music Diary
Today was bad as usual. I don't like to stay bad like this... *sigh* I just started seeing the beauty of "practice" so I can't expect to have noticeable changes very fast. It was fun listening to other people play. I could hear and feel what is pleasant & what... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2011 at Ruyanda's Music Diary
Today I learnt something new. I was playing "truth" (planned to play all versions actually *different arrangements!*) when I saw the word 「gliss」on the next page's song (Kaze no Mukou e/the intro). Actually I've often see this word on various piano sheets/books but never cared enough to look up for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2011 at Ruyanda's Music Diary
I never thought I could be this happy seeing scales again~ It has been months & I've started hating the song I have yet can play nicely XD Ahh.. but G4's scales & arpeggios look difficult T_T Miss C want me to start from the arpeggios today.. the fingering part... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2011 at Ruyanda's Music Diary
That is Ohno Satoshi's solo from the latest album ... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2011 at Ruyanda's Music Diary
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