Justadad Posted April 5, 2007 Share Posted April 5, 2007 I wonder if anyone would like to share their experience of the ARCO exam for the benefit of those taking it later in the year. For example, do you think it is better to go for - Harmonisation, improvisation or figured bass? The melody based composition in advance or on the day? Adding parts to a 16th century vocal line or an 18th century keyboard line? I appreciate that one must go for whatever one is best at or most comfortable with but I've heard it said, for example, that historically people have more success with figured bass than either of the other options. And doing the composition in advance seems so obviously advantageous I can't understand why the alternative is there but guess there must be a good reason for it. The syllabus is here. http://www.rco.org.uk/pdfs/Syllabus07-08.pdf#page=11 (You may have to scroll through to page 11 as the bookmark doesn't seem to be working.) Best wishes J (Please can I ask nicely that his thread remain free of debate about the merits of the RCO or the relevance of the content of its exams? Thanks.) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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