Exams for sax?

ChampagneBears

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Hi there! I'm new here. I played clarinet for several years as a kid and one year of tenor sax in high school. Fast forward 3 decades and I just started playing alto sax in a concert band in my area. I know it's pretty common for piano students to do exams (e.g., ABRSM, Trinity, AMEB, RCM), and was wondering if it is also common for sax players to do them. I live in Canada so my examination board would be RCM.

I do like the idea of exams because it gives me focus but I've never heard of anyone locally that does sax exams. Any thoughts? Thx.
 

davidk

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I wrote an article on this a few years ago:

I used exams to gauge my current standard at the time, and they did focus my practice. I'm now happy to play pieces according to my mood, and take occasional day/weekend/week long courses to keep me motivated.
 
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