Friday, May 14, 2010

Piano Exam Cheng Cheng Cheng....

Haiz.....

Piano exam....ngam ngam crash with my school exam oh !!!! YER !!!
NGam Ngam is the last day of our school exam lagi tu...

So i didn't have much practise....

My examiner was a 50 + year old proffesional in music from UK...
His name is Mr. Emyr..
He has white hair and moustache...
and really BIG TUMMY.....

I think i gave him a good 1st impression as i greeted him...
Then kan...he said my english very GOOD...
can u believe it???
So we start having some personal conversation like what language i spoke at home...blablabla

Everthing went quite smooth ...
UNTIL the ORAL Test....

1 of the question was to name the interval of the 2 notes...
which was my WEAKEST area..due to my lack of hearing sensitivity...
I was quite nervous...
The when i answered him kan...
he said sth which i didn't get in his very heavy English accent...
He said wat major 3 is the same thing with diminish 4....
I was MCC that time...i couldn't comprehend a word from his mouth....except...

Mr. Emyr : U'll remember that for the rest of your life...
Me : Sure, i'll remember that for the rest of my life...

Ok jump to sight reading part....which was also my WEAKEST skill...
It's rather pathetic for a Girl who had learnt music for 11 years yet cannot sigt read like a 5th Grader student...
Why 11 years yet only reach grade 5??
Coz i learn organ until grade 3 1st then switch to piano...
To be honest, if u give me a piece...all u can hear is a 1st grader playing...

Oh ya, 1 fact about Mr Emyr
He likes talking to himself...
when he was choosing the sight reading piece for me kan...

Mr E : ok lets see the easy one or the difficult one...
Me : Hah???
Mr E : * looking at me with his blue iris eyes...*
Me : Oh u were talking to urself again...(b4 that already happened once)
Mr E : ya, i was just testing if u r listening to me....
Me : Oh hehe ok...
MR. E : so which one u want???
Me : the easy one...* DUH *
Mr E : aha....* he gave me the easy one *

THANK GOD I GOT THE EASY ONE !!!
Which was the 6/8 beat....i only good at that beat...
And the piece was REALLY EASY !!!

BUT until the last part...everything SPOILED !!!
The piece has 3 # which are C #, F # and G #...
I played the whole piece very smoothly...
until the LAST NOTE (it's a chord)...
My Mind told me that there's an A #.......CHENG !!!!
The good Impression all suddenly disappear...YERH !!!!!
Imagine u r listnening to a beautiful piece...
and then out of the blue a weird chord rudely interupted the piece...

And so with that my piano exam ended in not more than 30 minutes...
and RM 400 gone .....