Stephen Kenyon wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:40 am
Arash Ahmadi wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:23 am
.... Even if the examiner has never seen the score or heard the music, it's very likely that during the viva voce he/she will ask the candidate "how come you didn't play this part as is indicated", etc......
There is no viva voce in ABRSM exams, and I can find no mention of such in the Trinity syllabus. What am I missing? The Musical Knowledge section does not seem to be related to aspects of the performance given.
Page 9 of my copy of the TCL syllabus does say "Candidates must provide photocopies of all pieces to be performed (excluding Trinity Publications) as a reference for the examiner. Photocopies will be ... destroyed after the exam." Which is fair enough, but referral to score is a practice not observed by past students taking Trinity. I do have a new student working towards G4 so will be interested in their experience.
I have been talking more generally but:
ABRSM does have viva voce but for dip exams only.
About TCL, I think it's clear according to http://www.trinitycollege.com/resource/?id=4756
(page 23 of guitar syllabus) that the examiner will refer to the score. My students were asked about various aspects of the piece. Some questions were easier, some more challenging depending on the examiner.
For LCM, it's more challenging...
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