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Comparing different music testing systems

I feel strongly that we as music teachers need to understand the differences and requirements of various exam/testing systems, before deciding in general that testing is not “healthy” for our students. I would like to give my personal opinion about the different music audition/festival/exam systems I am aware of.

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Yiyi Ku Mar 4, 2011 Methods and Exams
Music exams- what do you think?

It was at the age of seven, when I came to the United Kingdom, that I first encountered the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) music examination system.  “What grade are you?” the other children would ask when I told them that I played the piano. Here’s what I learned about the system.

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Valerie Kampmeier Feb 28, 2011 Methods and Exams
Best Music Movies To Inspire

Here is my own personal top 10 list of movies about music, with number 1 being my most favorite. I have watched all of these films, and have written my two cents about each of them.  All the movies are either G, PG, or PG-13.

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Jennifer Thomas Jun 2, 2010 Inspiration