Music Enthusiasts?

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I do AQA GCSE music!

Posted: 25-02-12 16:25 by Hannah

Hi :)

I'm currently studying Edexcel A2 music. I got an A* at GCSE and a B at AS (2 marks of an A)

You should really go for it at AS/ A2- it's really good as long as you don't mind lots of theory haha.

Music GCSE doesn't really prepare you for A level but it's fun anyways. Hope you all enjoy music at college.

Posted: 01-03-12 08:48 by Jess Strike

I took GCSE music, im play guitar at grade 5 and sing in cafes and such... but then i got an E in my exam angry muttering -.- **

Posted: 19-03-12 13:31 by Rayanne :)

Completely love music :)

And I have to agree - I study classical trombone and piano and people seem to think that because that's what I do it's all I listen to and it's all boring and terrible. It's not! Some classical music is amazing, life-changing and incredibly beautiful. I am normal too, I love Two Door Cinema Club and Darwin Deez and all the rest of it, but classical music has shaped my life. People just need to give it a real chance.

Posted: 10-04-12 11:46 by Clara Daly Donnellan

I'm currently revising for my GCSE Music exam

Posted: 01-05-12 14:01 by Sonikkuruzu

Im doing my GCSE music as well!! I do viola (grade 5) and piano (grade 5)! I would definitely call my self a music enthusiast because even though i dont show it my heart plays music all the time and i convey it when playing my music <3

Posted: 06-05-12 21:29 by angeline

Hey I am grade 8 in the Flute and grade 7 on the piano!! I am also doing it next year for A Level although I am having to move schools for it as my school is not running it as only 2 people wanted to do it :( there is only 8 people in my class and Imthink it is sad that nobody wants to do it anymore :(

Posted: 27-05-12 15:21 by Hayley

Music is amazing, my friends get sick of me talking about it in some shape or form hehe! I play Violin, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Piano and a few other things, but my Violin and Acoustic are my complete favourites :) Can't wait to do it A level! It's nice to see so many talented musicians on here!

Posted: 28-05-12 10:27 by Rhiannon

i did my music GCSE a fer weeks ago with edexel. i thought it was ok and music is completely my life. i play guitar and piano and do composing aswell as playing. On piano, i love to play Chopin. he is my favourite composer along with Liszt. but people always seem to think that because of this, i am boring or old fashioned or something. people need to giive classical stuff a chance. but i love indie music too... in my GCSE class there was only 9 students and only 4 were as commited as me. WHY/ but yer, im desperate to do music AS but i was the only person in the school who wanted to do it, so the course isnt running : ( . this is such a shame because my parents are making me go to the 6th form at my school, as the colleges nearby are mostly rubbish. i mean, our sixth form is very highly rated but all i want to do is music, so i ended up sighning up for the music technology BTEC which is by far not my wishes, but atleast its something musical, but just not what what i wanted to do. Does anyone know if you can get to uni to do music on Grade 8 piano and theory and this BTEC. and also, does anyone know if the BTEC is any good?

Im considering doing the AS privetly through the exam board which i think is possible as i have been doing some research, but im not sure as it would be quite trying and you have to find an exam centre and stuff and also, it would be more difficult to do the  controlled assesments... does anyone have any info about this. i would be very grateful for it. plus, my parents think im trying to cram too much stuff in but i so desperatly need to do music... any ideas on how to persuade them to let me do it. im trying so hard but...

Modified once, last modified by Charlotte on Mon 4th June, 2012 @ 15:13

Posted: 04-06-12 15:06 by Charlotte

I LOVE music!!! Am doing grade 7 piano and grade 6 singing! Would love to do it for a career but it is not very stable :(

I don't think GCSE music should be compulsory because some people would find it very tricky because you have to be able to play an instrument! Also it is my favourite class and one of the reasons for that is that there are only three in the class - it's so fun!!!

It is quite annoying when people don't appreciate classical music but it's also great when you play something like 'Fur Elise' on the piano and people say: 'oh, I love this tune, it's so pretty! How do you play the first bit?'

Hopefully I'm going to do A level music too! :D 

Posted: 27-08-12 14:01 by Olivia

Charlotte wrote:

i did my music GCSE a fer weeks ago with edexel. i thought it was ok and music is completely my life. i play guitar and piano and do composing aswell as playing. On piano, i love to play Chopin. he is my favourite composer along with Liszt. but people always seem to think that because of this, i am boring or old fashioned or something. people need to giive classical stuff a chance. but i love indie music too... in my GCSE class there was only 9 students and only 4 were as commited as me. WHY/ but yer, im desperate to do music AS but i was the only person in the school who wanted to do it, so the course isnt running : ( . this is such a shame because my parents are making me go to the 6th form at my school, as the colleges nearby are mostly rubbish. i mean, our sixth form is very highly rated but all i want to do is music, so i ended up sighning up for the music technology BTEC which is by far not my wishes, but atleast its something musical, but just not what what i wanted to do. Does anyone know if you can get to uni to do music on Grade 8 piano and theory and this BTEC. and also, does anyone know if the BTEC is any good?

Im considering doing the AS privetly through the exam board which i think is possible as i have been doing some research, but im not sure as it would be quite trying and you have to find an exam centre and stuff and also, it would be more difficult to do the  controlled assesments... does anyone have any info about this. i would be very grateful for it. plus, my parents think im trying to cram too much stuff in but i so desperatly need to do music... any ideas on how to persuade them to let me do it. im trying so hard but...

I'm doing music at uni so have been looking at a lot of uni courses. Most don't accept music technology in place of actual music but quite a few of them will accept grade 8 theory in place of A level so if you have grade 8 theory you should be ok for quite a few courses; they probably realise that A level is not available for some people. This only applies to some unis though so you would have to see which ones do that. Hope this helps :)

Modified once, last modified by Katie W on Mon 27th August, 2012 @ 19:20

Posted: 27-08-12 19:18 by Katie W

(Plays grade 6 alto sax and classical guitar & grade 3 piano)

I just can't wait for college, I find it frustrating that half my class doesn't read music, ashamed to also say three don't even play an instrument -.-. I'm jiust going on the motive that life gets better after GCSE years.. Other musician type folks I know do give me hope.. But yes, I just think that other subjects I'm doing are a waste of my time, if I could, I would only take one subject - MUSIC!! I just wish I wouldn't have any of this other time-wasting work I get from subjects like German, which, let's  be honest, Im not even going to consider to cotinue.. 

I'm just glad i've found other people like such ^^

Posted: 24-02-13 00:45 by Hannah:)

I've played flute since I was 7, so that's nearly 11 years now (how did that happen?!). Officially i'm working towards my grade 8 at the moment, but A levels are kinda getting in the way of that. I play piccolo too, and self-taught piano. There's a guitar sitting in my room right now looking at me as if to say, "you should have learned me. I'm much cooler. Shame you're no good".

Music is the best A level subject, despite what they say in the papers, because it's difficult enough to give me a new challenge every lesson, open to interpretation so I can have an argument with my teacher about something and neither one of us is right or wrong, and still the most fun. My music lessons are like a breath of fresh air in a long day of essays.

:D

Posted: 03-03-13 20:04 by Bethan

Hannah wrote:

(Plays grade 6 alto sax and classical guitar & grade 3 piano)

I just can't wait for college, I find it frustrating that half my class doesn't read music, ashamed to also say three don't even play an instrument -.-. I'm jiust going on the motive that life gets better after GCSE years.. Other musician type folks I know do give me hope.. But yes, I just think that other subjects I'm doing are a waste of my time, if I could, I would only take one subject - MUSIC!! I just wish I wouldn't have any of this other time-wasting work I get from subjects like German, which, let's  be honest, Im not even going to consider to cotinue.. 

I'm just glad i've found other people like such ^^

It got much better for me at college - currently I'm the only person in my class and last year there were only 2 other students. 1:1 lessons!!

Posted: 03-03-13 20:06 by Bethan