So I'm pretty happy right now because I just got my piano exam results. I PASSED!!! In case you didn't know, I took my Grade 3 practical exam in July and have been waiting nervously since. The moment I stepped out of the exam/hotel room I instantly thought that I was going to fail.
I have a love-hate relationship with my piano. I love playing when I can hear the melody flowing and I'm not messing up but I hate it when I mix up notes or pause a lot which makes gets me so frustrated. That is bound to happen when you are starting out a new piece of music which is why I don't practice often when I'm beginning (this gets my teacher sooo mad). When I get the hang of it, I love playing. I love watching my fingers moving on the keyboard and hearing the music come alive (as cheesy as that sounds). I mostly like playing movie themes and modern music, not a huge fan of classical. I've just done Colours of the Wind (Pocahontas) and am now learning to play My Heart Will Go On (Titanic). I am enjoying these pieces because I actually know how they're suppose to sound like and dread when I will move to classics later on.
Honestly, I didn't practice much and was a huuuuuge procrastinator. I was constantly being reminded by my mum that exam wasn't very far of and yaddiyaddiyah. I didn't really take much notice until it was a week away and then I started to panic. To really panic. I practiced all hours but I thought it wasn't enough.
I had a pretty bad start, I greeted the examiner wrongly (How can I say Good Morning at 3pm???), I almost forgot my scales and I stumbled on my first piece. Not at all a good start. So I thought I was doomed to repeat the grade but I guess not. I did though, worry my piano teacher and mum a lot. My dad's just happy I don't make his ears bleed I guess (And I guess all dads aren't that hard to please).
I got 115 which is 5 marks to a merit. Which is pretty sad, I mean if i had practice a little more I could have gotten a merit. All in all, I'm pretty happy with my marks and the fact that I passed. I'm deffinitely going to try a little harder next time.