The theory unit went by pretty quickly, I learned some of the things I had forgotten when I had taken the grade 5 theory exam a few years ago. For my final theory exam, I got a 57/70 (6/8). During my theory exam, I forgot to study the transposing pitches of the different instruments and got a 0/6 for that part of the test. Along with other careless mistakes, I felt like this was the main reason I did not get a 7. About 95% of the content we covered for the theory unit was common knowledge for me, but my lack of practice prevented me from getting a higher grade. I forgot to study the transposition between the different C, Bb, Eb and F instruments, which cost me 6 marks. If I emitted some of the careless mistakes and studied the transposition part, I could have improved my mark to at least a 7. Next time I will spend more time practicing before the final theory test in order to improve my mark.
My favorite unit, the playing unit was very satisfying to me as I have improved a lot compared to the beginning of grade 9. I can now reach the notes I have practiced at home for 10 minutes almost every day and found it really helped with the quality of my playing in class. I also really need to improve my time management skills because I hand in my assignments late. I will have to work on my time management which is important if I want to continue to get good grades for Music. I scored an 8/8 on both my Stellar By Starlight playing test and my scales playing test, this shows how the consistent practice has paid off throughout the school year.
The composition was my least favorite unit because we had to use finale. The composition itself was not very hard, it was just time-consuming to create the 32 bar composition because of the confusing functions in Finale. It was also very hard finding inspiration from a painting to start my ternary composition.