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Meaning of difficulty rating numbers

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Pat S.

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What attributes of a musical piece or arrangement are used to assign level numbers?

Are there specific features that jump a piece from level 2, to 3 or 4 other than just "harder".
What is the system behind the numbers?

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Glenn

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I don't imagine it's like the Richter scale.:)
It's an arbitrary level assigned by the creator of a system.
No more no less.
Typically higher numbers are harder in the sense of it adds to earlier learnt techniques hence building up knowledge and skill.
 

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It would make some sense to relate to grade.
 

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And grade cut off isn't a definitive line, either.. and is subject to opinion.. but as a rough guide to the difficulty of pieces sight unseen it can be a good indicator... but also can be misleading.
 

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