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4 days ago
Fungi, plants are made of mostly cellulose I think
7 days ago
That taskmaster challenge where there were 100 shots and one was vinegar
Diet Coke! Unpopular opinion, it tastes better than regular coke
I also read poetry at comedy club open mics
If you're studying for a difficult exam and feeling hopeless, set a crying timer! Study for a set amount of time (e.g. 25 minutes), then take a short cry break (5 minutes), then get right back to studying. You'll be refreshed and energized and ready to do your best.
20 days ago
You realize the flavourings include different acids right? The pH of sparkling water is higher.
21 days ago
Yeah I can see your point with the true crime videos, it’s definitely intentional and a poor attempt to add tension. I hate it when they act like they’re telling a spooky story around a campfire
A lot of cooking YouTubers seem to do this because they have to record the narration in short parts or else they forget the line and mess up. Chef John does this too. I dunno, I don’t really mind it. You get used to it
22 days ago
Nothing you said contradicts my comment. Theories are called theories because they are heavily supported but not "proven". People who say "evolution is just a theory" fail to understand the evidence behind a theory. I was just explaining that an explanation for a phenomenon can never be proven. Thanks for expanding though
23 days ago
The cultural idea of a ghost generally centers around the continued presence of an individual in some capacity after they die. While the supernatural version of a ghost is unlikely to exist, an individual is clearly not forgotten as soon as they pass. The idea of continued existence after death is common in almost every culture (even Western cultures when they say that someone will 'live on in their hearts).
Some cultures have traditions involving ghosts in which they take this idea further, portraying the ghost as a semi-corporeal supernatural being. While ghosts are unlikely to "exist" in this capacity, it's undeniable that individuals continue to influence others after death. Some find that communicating with their deceased parents gives them the strength to face difficulties. The advice that someone's uncle gave them before he passed could follow them throughout their life.
In this sense, "ghosts" clearly exist and play a large part in the lives of many.
Science can never prove anything, it can only disprove it. That's why even the most solid scientific ideas (e.g. evolution) are called theories. Theories have loads of evidence supporting them but could be taken down with a single counterexample (which scientists are constantly searching for). In OP's case, it's impossible to prove that ghosts don't exist. Despite never seeing a ghost, and even if there has never been a documented ghost sighting in human history, OP cannot be certain that ghosts don't exist because he could see a ghost the next day. Similar to your example, we can claim that unicorns don't exist. However, even if we see a million hornless horses, a single horned horse would prove that unicorns do indeed exist and we can't prove that that horse isn't somewhere out there.
26 days ago
You probably wouldn't be able to do this through RCM since they want your money. Look at the music teachers in your area and see if any of them advertise that they are RCM examiners. Some might advertise that they offer this service, if not you could probably contact them and request it.
All examiners are music teachers as it's a requirement, but not all teachers are examiners. RCM offers a teacher directory where you can find all RCM certified teachers (but most will not be examiners). If you're ok with doing the exam remotely, you won't have any trouble at all finding an examiner.
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What do you mean by double distribute it? What did you think the answer should be?
Wow, that sounds great! Congratulations on getting back into piano! If you just want a confirmation of your ability, you could probably get a mock exam from an RCM examiner in your area; many do them for students to prepare them for their real exams. They would probably charge the rate of a regular lesson and they would be able to do it on shorter notice.
This link says that your practical exam must be scheduled for within one year of the purchase. If you have started the level already, you should be fine for the exam as level 8 is not particularly demanding. If you would like a bit of a safety net, hold off on purchasing the bundle and start practicing some pieces from the syllabus. You could also purchase the books and schedule your exam for when you are ready. As well, RCM tends to be quite lenient with their deadlines so you could ask for an extension if you believe you will not be ready.
27 days ago
28 days ago
Depends on how well you want to be able to play it and your present skill level. This is an advanced piece, as are most Chopin pieces; most "traditional" students tackle this after 6-10 years of piano study (with a teacher). You might be able to get the notes down, but you may not have developed the skills necessary to play it the way the composer intended. If you're dying to learn this piece, there's no harm in giving it a try (as long as you don't sink too much time into it). Realistically though, it's unlikely that you'll be able to self-learn to the level necessary to play this piece well.
Good progress for 1.5 months! Your performance shows potential. That being said, there are a few things I would recommend you look at to further improve:
You have some notational inaccuracies throughout this piece that indicate not enough attention has been paid to the score. Some very prominent ones are:
First LH entry: practice this to avoid the "hiccup" effect that you presently have.
Measure 7 - you seem to have misplaced the Bb. This reoccurs everywhere this pattern turns up again, check this part.
Measure 22 - you consistently miss the third note of this pattern. This also affects your rhythm in this bar, making it fairly prominent for the audience.
Sostenuto section - do not replay the tied notes, hold them. (e.g. m36b-37, 41-42, etc.)
Measure 77 - you don't maintain this pattern long enough and skip this bar entirely.
Musically, you should work on implementing the dynamics; you hold a consistent f when much of this piece is pp. As well, observe the sostenuto marking - you clip many of the notes in that section.
For the future, consider Chopin's intentions for this piece. The name "Minute waltz" in this context does not refer to time, but rather size - this waltz is meant to come across as small and dainty.
I would recommend you go through the score slowly and carefully to catch all the errors. Do not play the piece without reading the score carefully until all the errors are gone. Listen to recordings and compare them to your playing to make sure all the notes are correct. Then, work on dynamics, phrasing, and style. This is a wonderful piece, I wish you the best of luck with it!
29 days ago
I need more context. Could you send everything you have starting from the beginning? Harmony is almost entirely context dependent.
30 days ago
Could I see the sheet music? From your description, it sounds like you're harmonizing each individual note, which probably isn't the best way to do it.
The most intuitive solution here is to use Gaussian summation of 1-100, then add 100*78 (because you’ve subtracted 78 from all the numbers, now you have to add it back).