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SarahK
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:14 pm    Post subject: When does a "beginner" become an "intermediat Reply with quote

Hello everyone, this is my first post
I tried the search function but no luck, so forgive me if this has been answered ad nauseam

When does a "beginner" cross that hallowed line into "intermediate" territory? What are the skills and knowledge that take a player from one level to the next?

Appreciate your thoughts! Thanks all!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:44 pm    Post subject: Re: When does a "beginner" become an "interme Reply with quote

SarahK wrote:
Hello everyone, this is my first post
I tried the search function but no luck, so forgive me if this has been answered ad nauseam

When does a "beginner" cross that hallowed line into "intermediate" territory? What are the skills and knowledge that take a player from one level to the next?

Appreciate your thoughts! Thanks all!

Welcome to TH! I'm sure there are better answers out there, but here is mine.

The terms "beginner", "intermediate", and "advanced" are somewhat artificial, and which we tend to use informally. Although I suppose you can assign a level of skill to each definition.

But for me, I view an "intermediate" player as someone who is learned enough basic material that he/she can continue learn on their own. And I view an "advanced" player as someone who learned enough that he/she can make music on their own.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll take a shot:
If you can play anything in Arban's OK" you are an "Intermediate"
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

School band director's perspective: when you get into playing GRADE II or III level literature, I would consider you "intermediate".

Like a high school freshman. At that point, you are outgrowing your beginner equipment and would benefit from changing to something more advanced.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jadickson wrote:
School band director's perspective: when you get into playing GRADE II or III level literature, I would consider you "intermediate".

Like a high school freshman. At that point, you are outgrowing your beginner equipment and would benefit from changing to something more advanced.


+1

I don’t think there are cut and dried standards, but the above is good answer.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting answers... thanks all! I always thought an "intermediate" was a bit more advanced than what you are suggesting. Thanks again!
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