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“But it’s cheating!” – The musical way to read music

Are the rhymes and mnemonic devices for remembering the order of the notes really the best way to help students read music?

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Brandon Pearce May 21, 2012 Music Theory
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