contrabordun Posted January 4, 2008 Share Posted January 4, 2008 The RCO have revised the CertRCO with the aim of making it more relevant to its target audience. The pieces are the same and the aural test/written papers more or less so, but the keyboard tests have changed from 2 part transposition + 3 part manuals score reading + [harmonise OR improvise OR figured bass] + sightreading to [2 part transposition OR figured bass] + hymn playing + sightreading the hymn playing is the examiners' choice from 10 set hymns in NEH, candidates play a playover, the first, a middle and the last verse and an improvised* 15/30 second continuation. Syllabus is here http://www.rco.org.uk/pdfs/ExamRegulations08-09.pdf#page=8 Notes are here http://www.rco.org.uk/pdfs/RCONewsAutumn2007.pdf We had an...ahem...rather forthright thread running about the RCO towards the end of last year (in the course of which I had a bit of a rant about the old Cert syllabus) so I think I should say in fairness that this one looks far more worthwhile - and more generally, perhaps this is a positive sign that the College is listening to what its customers are saying and is prepared to accommodate them? Wondered what y'all thought, either those of us at kindergarten level who might sit it or those who teach and might have views about whether they would be more, or less, likely to encourage pupils to sit it? *given that the 10 set hymns are known in advance, I guess one would at the very least have prepared a few ideas for each one. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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