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    Forum Bachelors Degree Shaderwolf's Avatar
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    I am auditioning for the US marine Band-guitar
    they require you to know how to sightread leve four music.... what is level four music?!?! I already joined the marines, I would rather play music than fix planes though.


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    In the UK the Royal Academy of Music has a series of grades, from one to eight, of increasing complexity. So a four in this case would be pieces of mid-range complexity. Unfortunately I have no idea whether the US system is equivalent, similar or radically different.
    Surely, if you are in the marines, you can ask one of your officers?


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    if its the same as in Canada it would be 400 level witch is about the same level of good high school band sight reading it 500 level is about the same level as any good arrangment of Danse Macbre if you want a list of some 400 level songs for refrence I can try to remember. 600 is standard university level. This is only from 5 years in highschool band well I hope this helps.
    sorry I was gone so long, there are just to many undereducated people here I did not want to add to the problem but I am going to anyway
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    thanks. I did some research and it is about high school range like you said, kenny klassen. I have not yet gone to basic training, but have signed my life away. currently, my contract puts me as a aircraft mechanic (I wanted originally to get free college and some practical experience for my intended engineering degree) I still would love to be a mechanical engineer, I can sit down for hours and draft by hand or on auto cad, and I love math. I just finished calculus last year, and was enjoying what my friends hated. I also think though, after the marines, that I would be just as happy teaching high school orchestra (I also play the violin) Thanks for everything. I should start posting again. This time though, I think I'll be more selective and careful with my posts than I was before. maybe use less emotions. :wink: For your info... the test is 50% sight reading, 40% playing, and 10% scales. I hope I do o.k. With my background, I'm hoping for a 30/50 on sight reading, a 30/40 on playing, and maybe a 5/10 for scales. I have only bluegrass background. I play very well, know basic chords, and have been learning sight reading ever since I decided to try for the marine band. Wish me luck! Oh, and nice hearing from you Ophiolite!
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    It sounds like life is opening up with a series of opportunities for you.Good luck with all of that.
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    good luck

    Well I am still here reading everything I just don't feel like remarking on anything and I forgot my password for awhile so I couldn't log in but it doesn't matter now you will be able to see when I am online I still will not comment that much I know I am off topic but why not say this here incidentally you people have been disappointing me with my last few topics you had a promising start but failed afterward to answer with the answer I wanted or one equally intelligent oh well I do like the comment a classic teenage poll not what I was going for or good enough I really should add some punctuation but I wouldn't know where to start.
    sorry I was gone so long, there are just to many undereducated people here I did not want to add to the problem but I am going to anyway
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